The Dartmoor acrylic resin is a rich peaty brown, almost black colour, flecked with bracken. For those who are unfamiliar with the colour, it is named after the upland area of Devon in South West England , close to the former Conway Stewart factory in Plymouth. Dartmoor was made famous by Conan Doyle’s ‘Hounds of the Baskervilles’ , and the Winston Dartmoor has something of the night about it too.
It’s not an ostentatious colour; it’s more refined, understated but has an aura of mystery, and maybe for that reason has always been popular with pen enthusiasts around the world.
It has a slight taper to the barrel end and a gently rounded cap top and weighs in at a hefty 54 grams – it is definitely a heavyweight pen!
The Winston range has to be filled using a bottle of ink as it has a captive converter. This means the blind end of the barrel unscrews to reveal a gold-plated knurled top which is turned to fill the pen with ink.
The Winston Dartmoor is fitted with 9ct gold rings – a narrow ring on the barrel end, and a wider band at the nib section which is hall marked, while the cap features a pair of narrow gold rings for that extra touch of luxury.
The Conway Stewart Winston is a substantial pen that’s beautifully built and named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill.
The Conway Stewart Winston is the ideal choice if you prefer a large pen; one that stands out in a crowd, but which still stays true to the classic style and feel of a vintage Conway Stewart design.
If you would prefer a Cartridge/Converter version of the Winston, which is a lighter pen, then this can be ordered at no extra charge - see "Filling Mechanism" tab below for further details.
Each pen is housed in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box which also serves as a showcase pen stand for your desk.
In addition to selecting the nib width; you may further customise your nib to match your writing style, choosing from:
- Left Oblique
- Right Oblique
Our nib wright who is one of the UK’s most experienced will undertake the work to your exact specification
Find out more about our customised nibs in FAQ
This pen is fitted with a Captive Converter, otherwise known as a Twist-fill Converter which means the converter is permanently encased in the barrel and filled by means of a concealed knob at the end of the barrel. We recommend our own range of high quality ink bottled ink made in England and available in a range of colours.
If you would prefer a Cartridge/Converter version then this can be ordered at no extra charge; just put your request in the comments box at check-out, and specify whether 1) Standard or 2) Lightweight. There are 2 versions of the Cartridge/Converter Winston; 1) Standard version = 48grams, and the 2) Lightweight version =30grams.