A chocolate Emperor

I chose the name Emperor for these large sized cases because the first case I was asked to make in this size was for a Namiki Emperor fountain pen. The approximate inside dimensions are 180 mm x 26 mm. Chocolate brown is a lovely colour to work with adding extra coats of dye gives a nice rich colour. As ever I started with a flat piece of Kydex a large dowel and a scrap of leather. After applying some heat the Kydex was rolled around the dowel using the piece of leather. Once the tube was created I welded the … Continue reading A chocolate Emperor

A new Emperor

If you have one of these fantastic pens and wish to protect it then I guess this is the case for you. As you can see from the picture this is going to be a large case the 28 mm dowel in the middle is the form for this case. The process is quite straight forward heat the kydex with a hot air gun and roll it around the dowel using a scrap piece of leather. In this picture you can see the cylinder on the right ready to be trimmed to the correct size. After trimming and a little … Continue reading A new Emperor