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.