The Xu Zhimo Pinstripe Pen

A classic English Pinstripe Fountain Pen, based on the style and shape from the Onoto Magna of 1937, made from high density black acrylic and blended with the King’s purple. Sales of the Xu Zhimo Pens will help to provide studentship funding, in memory of Xu Zhimo, for international graduate students at King’s College, Cambridge.


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Based on the style and shape of one of the most famous fountain pens ever made – the Onoto Magna of 1937 which is still acclaimed by many as the best fountain pen ever made –
this Xu Zhimo Pinstripe has a hallmarked sterling silver cap band bearing the signature and personal seal of the celebrated Poet, and comes with the sterling silver Onoto Chevron clip. Hold the Magna Classic and you will marvel at its perfect balance and how tactile it feels – it is also one of the most robust pens on the market today, thanks to its durable, high-density acrylic composition. The King’s College crest is carved into the sterling silver cap button, and a sterling silver barrel button finishes the overall luxury feel. The Xu Zhimo Pinstripe Pen is available in a Limited Edition of 1897.


High density acrylic with sterling silver fittings


Onoto size 7 in Gold-Plated Stainless Steel

Cap Fittings

Hallmarked sterling silver band
Button – sterling silver
Clip – sterling silver

Barrel fittings

Sterling silver button


Capped (closed): 139mm
Uncapped including nib:  122mm
Posted including nib: 161mm
Barrel diameter 11 – 13.2mm
Cap diameter 14 – 15.8mm
Cap length 67mm


25gms or 32gms

Nib Options

Gold-plated Stainless Steel or 18ct carat gold
Fine, medium or broad nib as standard
Customised stub, italic or other styles available to order

Ink feed

Converter (provided) or standard European cartridge

Rollerball conversion

Conversion kit available to order separately

All of our deliveries will be tracked and insured. The delivery charges are based on destinations:

UK under £50 – standard: £4.99 + vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
UK over £50 – standard: Free; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
EU - standard: 14.99 no vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £24.99 no vat
Rest of World – standard: £19.99 no vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £29.99 no vat

EU countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Items with standard specifications, i.e. no options are chosen, will normally be dispatched within 2-3 working days. Delivery lead time can be delayed in some circumstances. For example if you have requested personalisation of your order such as engraving or change of fittings.

If for any reason we are unable to meet our delivery commitments, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date or offer you the option to cancel or select other goods.

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