"Wow! The Acura Snake Pen came in
today, and it is beautiful! It has great weight and balance, and writes like a
dream. Thank you so much - I will definitely come back for more."
"I got the pen this morning and couldn't be more pleased. The pen is beautiful and writes like a dream. Thank you." I.K., Chicago, IL
Silver Serpent rollerball
Gold Serpent rollerball
These large, stunning pens will stand out in any company of writing instruments! Measuring 5-5/8" capped, these pens are not designed to have their caps posted. When writing, their 5" length is perfectly balanced for extended writing sessions, even with the extensive Serpent overlay on top of the lacquer barrel.
The intricacy of the sculpted pewter overlay is something to behold. Depending upon the model chosen, the pewter is further plated either with gold or antique silver, creating an eye-popping contrast to the glossy black lacquer of the rest of the pen. The Serpent is rendered in fantastic detail, with each scale sharply apparent as it wraps itself around the pen barrel.
The clip is also highly textured...reprising the feel of serpent skin. Unscrewing the cap reveals one of three lovely nibs, depending upon the model. The Silver Serpent and the regular Gold Serpent receive monotone gold-plated, iridium-tipped steel nibs with lovely scrollwork, and the Gold Serpent with the 14K gold nib is a two-toned one made by Genius. All three nibs are a sized to a western medium.
The pens come with a full-sized piston converter for bottled ink, as well as a short international-style cartridge. Each pen is housed in a handsome leatherette gift box, with a serpent-skin texture.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: August 31st, 2015