Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:30
What a great thread. I had searched literally hundreds or thousands of pens without a really perfect match, when out of nowhere... Marlen Liberty of Art Nouveau series, in green! https://chatterleyluxuries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IMG_8363-001-copy.jpg This pen is weird looking, bulky and unergonomic, harsh and rough and has strange engravings those i don't understand... and i love it! It could touch my heart without fulfilling every rational aspects. I barely knew anymore i have a heart, that's why this is so very special and could be worth buying. Well it's also distinctive, exotic and rare, piston filler, threaded cap and two tone nib, it's rich in colors, it just has so much character you know... So there's also lot of good in it to make some sense.
But as i started to seriously think about how to get one when only less than 100 pens are ever made, i finally felt that this would never become my primary weapon because of all the unergonomy. I even made similar shape from wood to feel it in my hand but i hesitate way too much. Maybe it fits for tripod grippers but unfortunately i'm not one of them, and i also really want to post my pens.
I also like very much Marlen XXI
but that's too short and i doubt the posting option. Aurora Optima in green auroloide is also on my top list. If it was dimensioned as Aurora 88, i would go and buy it. Maybe i buy it anyway some day. With that much money for a pen, i tend to seek absolute perfection though.
I also Have a Marlen - Liberty Art Nouveaux L.E. # 113 of 381, Model M02 105
it is 5 1/4 Capped x 6 1/4 Posted
Yellow Acrylic Resin w/ overlay Sterling Silver, Twist Piston.....Made in 2002, I believe? Dual tone 18kt / 750 Gold Nib.....Medium
The Overlay has a hand painted portion with a Dove, the symbol of Liberty......MSRP at the time of purchase? 775.00,
NOW - Since I mentioned that I measured it posted, I should say that yes it does fit that way, and the cap is pretty light, BUT, I do not personally post my pens for fear of scratching them or cracking the caps! The positioning of my fingers on the section are just fine, as it is only my index finger that lays across the section......Probably the worst thing about the pen, if there is to be a worst thing? Is that the pen is heavy due to the overlay, as there is a lot of metal on this pen.....But all in all it is a flat out Beautiful pen! and one that I don't use to much just because of it's sheer beauty. If that makes any sense?? Now I have to skee daddle and get to cleaning up all the metal on this pen as I have had it stored in my case for a few years and it has oxidized on me pretty much......
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