ITALIA Fountain Pen by Ensso Design Kickstarter Announcement

ITALIA Fountain Pen by Ensso Design Kickstarter Announcement

Hot out of the gate on Kickstarter is the new ITALIA fountain pen by ēnsso design. Coming off a few popular releases, this new design is something different from the rest of their current offerings. The ITALIA is a bold design, which is a slight departure from their sleeker past lineup. It makes sense that they’d come up with a pen that looks distinctly different from their previous pens and the ITALIA does a great job separating itself from the pack.


THe ITALIA is an interesting looking pen that brings some fresh design to the fountain pen world. It’s widest at the center and tapers slightly to the grip and tail, terminating at a conical tip. There’s an interesting “greek key” pattern on the cap band area and end of the grip which I really happen to like. It’s a much-needed detail on an otherwise plain looking pen. Should the “green key” pattern not fit your aesthetic, you can opt for a much more modern pattern of three thin lines. You can see all of the available options on the Kickstarter page. 

italia-fountain-pen-brass-4Here are some of the specs:


  • Total length: 139.5 mm / 5.49″
  • Uncapped length (with nib): 125.5 mm / 4.94″
  • Maximum width: 15 mm / 0.59″
  • Grip width: 12.5 mm / 0.49″


  • Black Aluminum total weight: 27.7 g / 0.97 oz
  • Black Aluminum uncapped weight: 18 g / 0.63 oz
  • Brass total weight: 81 g / 2.85 oz
  • Brass uncapped weight: 53.3 g / 1.88 oz
  • Titanium total weight: 44.8 g / 1.58 oz
  • Titanium uncapped weight: 29.2 g / 1.03 oz
Again, the ITALIA is now live on Kickstarter. You can choose from either black aluminum, titanium, or brass options. Each material has its own unique set of benefits and a vastly different look. They all share the same #6 Bock nib available in fine, medium, and broad. Upgrade options include a titanium nib for an extra $40, or a solid 18k gold nib for an extra $130. Early bird pledges start at only $49 for the aluminum pen, $59 for the brass, and $79 for the titanium (which is a heck of a deal). Prices jump up by only $6, which still puts them at a reasonable price. Delivery is slated for October of 2019, so the wait is pretty reasonable. Hit the link below to pick one up for yourself!

The ēnsso ESCALA on Kickstarter.



One thought on “ITALIA Fountain Pen by Ensso Design Kickstarter Announcement

  1. Great review and overview for a cool looking pen. I like the Greek Key pattern option as well.

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