Ranga Pens – New Regular Ebonite Colors


Ranga Pen Company (Ranga Handmade Pens) founded by MS Pandurangan in 1970 in Thiruvallur has been producing quality fountain pens, rollerball pens, and ball pens.  They use ebonite, acrylic, and also used to make pens from cellulose nitrate in past.

There were recently a lot of group buys on Fountain Pen Network where new ebonite rods were introduced which I took an opportunity to photograph.


Colors are as follows:

  1. Solid Forest Green
  2. Forest Green – Black Ripple
  3. Forest Green – Honey Ripple
  4. Forest Green – Khaki Ripple
  5. Forest Green – Mustard Yellow Ripple
  6. Forest Green – Teal Blue Ripple
  7. Teal Blue – Black Ripple
  8. Teal Blue – Khaki Ripple
  9. Mustard Yellow – Black Ripple
  10. Khaki – Black Ripple
  11. Solid Cherry Red
  12. Rose Red – Black Ripple
  13. Rose Red – Mauve Ripple
  14. Rose Red – Blue Ripple
  15. Rose Red – Forest Green Ripple
  16. Rose Red – Bottle Green Ripple
  17. Rose Red – Mustard Yellow Ripple
  18. Brick Red – Khaki Ripple
  19. Brick Red – Black Ripple
  20. Teal Blue – Orange Ripple


New Regular Ebonite Rods – Top View


New Regular Ebonite Rods – Lateral View



Following are the youtube video links:




These rods will be part of the regular production of Ranga Pens Now.

Vaibhav Mehandiratta


Word for Wednesday : 19 October 2016

The pen in rotation today is Wality  69T and it is inked with Diamine Salamander. The is perfectly finished demonstrator pen and yes it is an eyedropper version only.




The Word for Wednesday is  Desultory which means aimless, haphazard, or lacking plan.

In a sentence : Sahil passed a desultory remark on Rakshit about his ink usage.







Vaibhav Mehandiratta



Tuesday Thoughts – 18 October 2016

After a brief hiatus of an approx one month, I am back with Tuesday Thoughts.


And today’s thought comes from the pioneer of economics and political science in India, one of the most influential teachers of India, Chanakya. There is a Diplomatic enclave in Delhi which is named after Chanakya and is calledChanakyapuri and is one of the most prime and posh destinations of India. Chanakya was the teacher, philosopher, advisor to king Chandragupta and Bindusara. He played an important role in the expansion of Mauryan Empire in India.




Today in use is a pen which is an homage to Conway Stewart Churchill and is made my Manoj of Fosfor Pens.

The pen is Fosfor Knight and is inked with Noodlers Antietam. The nib on the pen is fine Titanium nib made by Ambitious Pens India.







Vaibhav Mehandiratta