The Narwhal Schuylkill Fountain Pen is available for purchase in-store and online at Dromgoole's.
Launched at the 2020 Philly Pen Show, the Narwhal Schuylkill stands out from its predecessor, the Narwhal Original, by featuring an ink window that allows the user to monitor their ink reserve. Unlike many fountain pens with ink windows, the Schuylkill's design allows the window to be visible even when capped. Similar to Narwhal Original, this piston-filler is crafted from custom-made resin materials and fitted with Narwhal's in-house fine nib. Currently one color, Marlin, is available for this model, with a plan to add more soon.
This pen is named after the Schuylkill River (pronounced SKOO-kill) that runs through Philadelphia, keeping with the marine tradition of Narwhal Pens.
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Narwhal’s Schuylkill model follows about a year after the successful introduction of the original models. At its introduction the Schuylkill only comes in a swirled blue-black-silver. Like it’s predecessor the new pen is a piston fill, with the addition of a clear visualization ring situated at the threaded area of the barrel. Measurements of the pens are about the same: 145mm total, 131 mm for the barrel alone. The fine nib is actually more of a medium, but a fine line can be achieved by inverting the nib as one writes. The cap (15 mm in diameter) can’t really be posted because of a ring at the heel. Forcing it onto the heel might result in cracking the lip of the cap. The barrel (13.25 mm) is comfortable in the hand and light enough not to tire the writer. The piston moves freely and can draw slightly over 4 ml of ink into the barrel, more than enough to last for an hour of writing. An excellent choice for anyone on the fountain pen user spectrum.