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David Oscarson Pierrette


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#1 tres

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 23:33

FIRST IMPRESSION

We went to the Chicago Pen Show knowing that we might find a few treasures but never thought we would bring home this pen. Seeing this pen for the first time in person can only be described as eliciting the reaction of OMG (and I am not a texting teenager). It is one of the few things in life that really does exceed expectations (and pictures). All I can say is the detail and the artistry is in a class by itself.

As an added bonus Mr. Oscarson was there and is a very amiable person. His love of the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into making his pens was apparent and infectious.

The gilloching is unmatched in anything that I have seen to date. There is not a line out of place or a jagged edge to be found. The box that it comes in is a burled wood that is very similar to a Breguet watch box.

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APPEARANCE

I am not sure what I can add, the pen speaks for itself. There is nothing that is a disappointment in the finish, no detail is less than crisp, no color bleeds into another, no edge is rough, nothing fits together less than seamlessly (when it comes to finish and appearance, it is the A. Lange & Sohne of pens).

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NIB

I expected this to be a pretty pen that would write okay, was I wrong! This pen writes as smoothly as any pen I have ever had the joy of using. The nib is beautiful, with wonderful two tone detailing, but that is not it's most impressive attribute. It writes like ice sliding across marble. What a joy and (more than) a pleasant surprise.

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OVERALL

This is a heavy pen - it makes my Graf von Faber-Castell 2006 pen of the year seem like an anorexic model (although they are about the same width). It is such a pleasure to write with, the balance is great (even given the weight), the finish is close to flawless, and the nib writes like butter. My experience with this pen does seem to confirm the old adage, "you get what you pay for".




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#2 goodguy

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 00:53

Thank you for this interesting review of a truly remarkable pen.
May I ask you to add few more details.

Weight ?
Balance ?
Filling mechanism ?
Price ?
How many of these pens were produced ?

Edited by goodguy, 17 May 2009 - 00:54.

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#3 yachtsilverswan

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 00:57

David Oscarson pens are functional art. The level of craftmanship is just unmatched.

You should read up on the 17th century play that is the foundation of the Pierrot and Pierrette characters and their distinctive costumes: the Italian Commedia dell’arte.

Congrats on a great pen.
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#4 PigRatAndGoat

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:41

What a beautiful piece of functional art! I really like David Oscarson pens, but the pricing is so prohibitive. One can dream...
Anyhow, congratulations on the pen!

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:44

I am swimming in a pool of (human, not dog) drool. Stunning pen!
I'll take an Aurora, please. Aurora black.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:53

QUOTE (goodguy @ May 17 2009, 01:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for this interesting review of a truly remarkable pen.
May I ask you to add few more details.

Weight ?
Balance ?
Filling mechanism ?
Price ?
How many of these pens were produced ?


The weight is approximately 120g (twice that of a Waterman Exception). It is a well balanced pen unposted, a bit too unwieldy posted. You have an option of three filling mechanisms: cartridge, piston converter, or eyedropper (eyedropper is what we did since it is different and holds 7x more ink than the other methods). As far as price, the pen was expensive but we got a good deal :-). There were 88 of these pens produced with a white background and 88 with a black background.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:05

The design may not be my cup of tea, but it certainly appears masterfully executed. I am impressed!

#8 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:26

superb pen wink.gif enjoy yours
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:37

QUOTE (tres @ May 17 2009, 02:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (goodguy @ May 17 2009, 01:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for this interesting review of a truly remarkable pen.
May I ask you to add few more details.

Weight ?
Balance ?
Filling mechanism ?
Price ?
How many of these pens were produced ?


The weight is approximately 120g (twice that of a Waterman Exception). It is a well balanced pen unposted, a bit too unwieldy posted. You have an option of three filling mechanisms: cartridge, piston converter, or eyedropper (eyedropper is what we did since it is different and holds 7x more ink than the other methods). As far as price, the pen was expensive but we got a good deal :-). There were 88 of these pens produced with a white background and 88 with a black background.

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