Classic Pens LR6 Planets prototype fountain pen

Classic Pens LR6 Planets prototype fountain pen

The new LR6 Planets Limited Edition represents the Sun and the principal six planets of our solar system. The Sun is placed on the cap top and is represented in yellow pearl. The planets are inlayed on the cap and barrel with representative colors, starting with Mercury (green pearl) and Venus (gold pearl) on the cap, followed by Earth (light blue pearl) below the clip with the Moon (white), then Mars (red pearl) with two moons, Jupiter (flame red) with its four main moons in blue, yellow, ivory, white, and finally Saturn (green) on the barrel.

Paul Rossi crafted the yellow pearl cap top, representing the Sun, rather thick because the Sun is considerably larger than the planets and to show the six following planets as if they are in their rotations around it on the cap and barrel. Each of the planets is a separate inlay. The four on the barrel are set at 90 degrees to one another.

Paul also inlays the constellation Orion in gold stars on the barrel. Two sizes of silver stars inlayed artistically on the pen enhance and complete the design. The LR6 Planets also includes Paul Rossi’s exclusive hand crafted sterling silver art clip with unique facets and a star pattern to compliment and enhance the design.

Classic Pens LR6 Galaxy prototype, another in the line of space themed pens, showing the inlay parts used in creating the pen

Classic Pens LR6 Galaxy prototype, another in the line of space themed pens, showing the inlay parts used in creating the pen

Once again, Classic Pens has, with Paul Rossi, created a top of the line art pen well representing a space theme. The pen is quite bold, being of course very large, about 6 inches long capped, and about 7 1/2 inches long with the cap posted on the end of the barrel. It is vivid with color and brightness, from the yellow pearl cap top to the inlayed diverse color planets, and the inlayed gold and silver stars. The LR6 Planets art pen is loaded with fine detail and demonstrates the highest quality hand crafted artwork we have come to recognize and to appreciate from Paul Rossi.

Classic Pens LR6 Planets prototype fountain pen panorama

A panorama shot of the LR6 Planets prototype

Classic Pens LB3 Jupiter, showing both Space Blue and blue marble finishes, and both fountain pen and rollerball versions, the first space themed pens

Classic Pens LB3 Jupiter, showing both Space Blue and blue marble finishes, and both fountain pen and rollerball versions, the first space themed pens

You can see the full review and photos of the two prototype pens at PenHero.com.

Classic Pens intends to launch the LR6 Planets series at the Washington DC pen show in August, 2013. The company is accepting pre-orders at a 20% discount with 50% deposit. The pens will also be available from selected dealers and also direct from Classic Pens. The LR6 Planets art pens will be handcrafted chronologically, based on the receipt of pre-orders.

It will take Paul Rossi four to five weeks to handcraft four LR6 Planets art pens and the list price will be $3,750 per pen.

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  • Tracy Lee Belford

    Wow, the price tag will keep me at bay, but I have a Jupiter and I love that pen. It would be well worth every dime!

  • skyppere

    Once again, discrimination against Pluto… sigh…

    • Guest

      I know! I still have my ‘Save Pluto’ t-shirts: “Pluto is still the coolest planet: -387 F” and “Dear Earth, I Rock. You Suck. Love, Pluto” –and a bunch more that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. ;) Beautiful, beautiful pens, though. Sigh.

  • Jon

    Exceptional design and workmanship.

  • 82-Greg

    Beautiful Pen! However, the price tag will keep me away. Wonder if at $3K, you get a converter or is it a piston filler?

  • Kai S

    It’s probably too hard to achieve with inlays, but I can’t have Saturn without its ring, and that’s a very alien looking earth.