Franklin Christoph Model 66 came in a textured black box. It is long and features snap cover. Inside, the Franklin Christoph logo is embossed on the top half of the box. The lower half is dominated by the pen itself. It is a simple box that didn’t feel that much thought has been put to it. I figure it served its purpose of protecting the pen before the pen finds a home.
The Model 66 is a long pen. It was longer than I had expected and it definitely didn’t fit in my Nock Co Lookout. That’s to be expected since the Model 66 is designed to be a desk pen. It is the production version of what was Franklin Christoph tester pens that allows buyers to test the various nib options that Franklin Christoph offers during pen shows.
The pen is round with one flat side to prevent the pen from rolling off the table. Under the flat side, the words “Franklin Christoph Model 66” is engraved on the barrel. The engraving isn’t too prominent but it can be felt when I ran my finger over it.
The pen is a long smooth elongated cigar shape which tapers gently towards both ends. The Model 66 is a desk pen so it doesn’t come with a clip. The cap screws off easily with less than a single turn. For most part of the cap it sports the ice finish that is associated with Franklin Christoph pens except for the finial. There is a small clear section which carries the Franklin Christoph logo. The cap can be posted onto the end of the barrel. It posts rather deeply and it doesn’t throw the balance of the pen.