I really like the MT and used it at work today with Oyster Grey ink. What a pleasure. But that's not what I'm writing about. No. During the day I phone the Boutique to find out how many of "The Other" pen they still had in stock. And of course it was the last one. Since it is a LE, chances of getting another once that one was sold, is slim at best. So I asked them to hold it for me. Shees. I'm such a sucker
So what follows here is the unveiling at home and my initial thoughts. At first I didn't want to ink it up, since I have about 10 pens inked already. The suspense was just too great, so here it is.
Dramatic lighting to befit the pen
Excuse the mess in the background.
Comparison with some others.
Closest relative, my 146 75year LE
In hand. I don't have huge hands. I wear a size 10 bike glove. I'm right handed but this is just so you get an idea of size.
Ok, initial thoughts. I love the texture of this pen. The grooves are densely engraved/cut out. The colour is very attractive too, I think. This pen is not a light weight by any means. I like a heavier pen and the AH is slightly heavier than the solid Sterling Silver.
I never post my pens, except for the small vintage pens I have. This pen is the perfect size for me, but anyone with bigger hands will have to post it. The nib is great, somewhere between a fine and medium, which fits my writing style (or lack thereof ). What I like about the nib is that it isn't a butter smooth nib. It has just enough feedback to make it a pleasure to write with. I did have some some skips at letter starts, but I have that with a lot of my pens [Edit] on Rhodia pads [/Edit] and it is not a big enough issue for me to send the pen away.
So, not much else that I can tell you right now. I will probably update this post during the next week or so as I use it more
Edited by NeelsK, 22 February 2012 - 15:13.