The Franklin-Christoph Model 40 Pocket is a smaller version of the original Panther (which is also undergoing an update). It features a short capped length of the 4.2″, but turns into a nice sized pen measuring 5.2″ when capped. The latest edition is made from creme colored acrylic with a translucent light blue accent on the top of the cap.
The Model 40 Pocket is designed without a clip to make it easier to slide easier into pockets. Due to the size of the pen it cannot accommodate a converter, but will easily fill via a short international cartridge. For you eye-dropper lovers out there you’ll be glad to know that the conversion on this pen is very easy, only requiring a bit of silicon grease on the section threads for a tight seal.
Steel is the only material option for the nib and it comes in a wide range of sizes: fine, medium, and broad – or in specialty nibs, Extra-Fine, .9mm Med. Italic, .9mm Medium Stub, 1.1mm Broad Italic, or 1.1mm STUB. The Model 40 Pocket is currently available for only $119.50 from Franklin-Christoph.
Franklin-Christoph is looking for feedback on the color combination of this pen. If it’s not too much trouble, drop a note in the comments and give us your thoughts.
UPDATE: You can now upgrade the #5 nibs in these pens to 18k gold for an additional $80. Needlepoint has also been added as a custom nib grind.