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Edison Pearl Demonstrator

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#1 brianw06


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 00:56

It was a long wait but I finally got my pearl from Edison. Brian and I had conversed in emails toward the beginning of May about doing a Pearl in a translucent color. He sent me some images of his translucent stock and the Clear swirled stock caught my eye. I ordered the pen on around 5/12. Because of the Chicago Pen Show and the release of his new pen the Brockton. I was forewarned it would take till middle June to get my pens Brian communicated well and I was able to watch the pen being Born on his web cam. What a thrill

Shipping - 9/10 – The pen arrived wrapped in a blue cloth encased in a plastic tube. Well cushioned and protected. Unfortunately I had requested a small amount of silicone grease so I could used as a C/C or eyedropper and that was mistakenly overlooked. No big deal, divers shop here I come tomorrow. Packing of the box was exemplary. As I unwrapped the pen I was a bit taken aback. Even after seeing pictures of the stock, the web cam, and pictures sent by Brian after completion the beauty of the demonstrator was stunning. It gave the impression it would melt if held in your hand



Fit/Finish – 10/10 –The fit and finish of this pen is superb. Pictures do not depict the way this pen is put together or feel in the hand. The cap really does not post well, but I am not a cap poster

Nib Performance- 10/10 – I ordered the upgraded steel nib, two tone, ground to a CI 6.0. After the pen was made Brian suggested the single toned nib and it was a good suggestion, Looks great. The nib is smooth and gives a slight feed back. The performance of this nib is on par with my gold nibs in other pens ground the same way.


Overall Impressions of this pen -29/30 – I have heard a lot of comments on the pearl. The weight of the pen is a little heavier then a Pel 200 but the diameter is twice as large. Great for my large mitts. This pen surpassed my expectations in all respects. This is the second Edison pen I have purchased and I am greatly impressed with the workmanship and the one on one service that you receive from Mr. Gray.

A side note I also ordered a #76 which arrived as well. Since I am very limited on picture space I will post a review next week on the 76

Edit : a few more pictures filled with Herbin Larmes de Cassis



Edited by brianw06, 19 June 2009 - 17:51.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:56

Thanks for the review on this unusual pen, Brian. Can you resize your images? They are huge (one almost 2Mb, 2592px × 1936px). It is best to resize where one dimension is no more than 800px, and file image size is around 300Kb or less. Since you included them as attachments, reducing them will save you considerable space (accounts are limited to 4Mb total). Thanks.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:53

Very interesting pen, what does it write like?
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:00

QUOTE (Shelley @ Jun 18 2009, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very interesting pen, what does it write like?

A dream, Smooth with a hint of feed back, will post a sample tomorrow
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 05:19

That's a very cool pen (although i'm not into demonstrators). Would love to see pictures of it filled.

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 00:01

That is a very cool-looking pen! I have a black-and-red ebonite Pearl and have been thinking about getting a Black pearl with a silver clip and a rhodium Edison nib (where "thinking about" = pretty much it's just a matter of when).


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Posted 20 June 2009 - 01:10


VERY Cool pen.

I got my Glenmont today.

Once I get the chance to write with it a bit I will also post a review.....

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