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#1 brianw06

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:36

Two weeks ago I ordered a Herald in Red/Black ebonite. I really needed ?? (yeah right) this pen for a trip to a conference starting this weekend in New Orleans. Brian said he had one although it was engraved 2008. I threw a twist at him that I had seen a review of the herald that had red rings on it and could he do it again. As you will be able to see it was no problem.

I received the Pen on 7/1.

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Shipping - 10/10 – The pen arrived wrapped in a blue cloth encased in a plastic tube. Well cushioned and protected. Packing of the box was exemplary. When I unwrapped the pen, the immediate smell of sulfur was there but dissipated quickly. I ordered it Clipless so the rings would be evenly spaced.

Fit/Finish – 10/10 –The fit and finish of this pen is outstanding. Balance and weight right on the money. The cap posts with no change in the balance, this really has no difference for me as I am not a cap poster

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Nib Performance- 10/10 – I ordered the upgraded steel nib, two tone, ground to a CI .9 . 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.

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Overall Impressions of this pen -30/30 – This pen is classic elegance. Lots of reviews have been done on this pen and what more can I add but I am starting to have trouble choosing which pen to use. My “51”s are starting to cry foul. This pen is superb and can be used as a C/C or eyedropper. As a eyedropper it holds a ton of ink.


A side note: This was my fourth Edison pen, at the time I ordered the herald I also ordered His new prototype in Bexley tortoise with Parker Orange. This one will make my 5th and I have been ecstatic over every one

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#2 Gandalfandula

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:27

i love it. the orange bands are so refreshingly different from the standard gold/silver bands you see on most pens.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:32

Really, this is an outstanding pen. I too like the orange bands. It is neat to hear that posting doesn't change the balance. Is that true of your other pens from Brian as well? Or is that a Herald model thing?
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:38

Outstanding!

I'd get an ebonite pen if I could find some vintage Waterman "Ripple" materials in the blue or Olive.

Then there's the acrylic or the celluloid materials!

Too many choices for pens from Brian!

Enjoy your Herald.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 20:22

QUOTE (bardharlock @ Jul 7 2009, 11:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really, this is an outstanding pen. I too like the orange bands. It is neat to hear that posting doesn't change the balance. Is that true of your other pens from Brian as well? Or is that a Herald model thing?


The herald, the glenmont, and the new prototype, all post and seem very well balanced posted. The pearl is a hard post and the #76 does not post. I never post a cap, It always stays in my left hand, so I pay more attention to the balance unposted

edited because I can't tell my left from my right

Edited by brianw06, 08 July 2009 - 23:12.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 22:11

what is "the new prototype?"

also, did you have it shortened lengthwise? it looks short. or it could be the steel nib that is shorter and thus makes it look different (the other pics i'm comparing it to had the gold nib).

Edited by Gandalfandula, 08 July 2009 - 22:11.

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#7 brianw06

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:10

QUOTE (Gandalfandula @ Jul 8 2009, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what is "the new prototype?"

also, did you have it shortened lengthwise? it looks short. or it could be the steel nib that is shorter and thus makes it look different (the other pics i'm comparing it to had the gold nib).

no standard herald.... I just posted on the prototype
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:14

Brianw06,

You irishmen are all alike. I blame you for posting this extraordinary pen such that I have ordered one from Brian. Think of it: a Brian makes it, a Brian posts it on FPN, and another Brian sees it and then orders it too. Perhaps a name change for Edison is in order, the O'brian Pen Company.

All kidding aside the one thing that makes this pen for me is that the break between the cap top and where the clip begins would ordinarily show a seam. In this pen the red ring takes the place of the seam making it a much more unified design. Plus it is a fantastic value since the only other ebonite pen in recent memory that I liked as much was the Mora Stylos Oldwin that was reviewed by Leigh Reyes. Mr. Mora sells his ripple ebonite beauty for +$800. What a beautiful design that was.

Brian.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:22

QUOTE (Brian @ Jul 8 2009, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brianw06,

You irishmen are all alike. I blame you for posting this extraordinary pen such that I have ordered one from Brian. Think of it: a Brian makes it, a Brian posts it on FPN, and another Brian sees it and then orders it too. Perhaps a name change for Edison is in order, the O'brian Pen Company.

All kidding aside the one thing that makes this pen for me is that the break between the cap top and where the clip begins would ordinarily show a seam. In this pen the red ring takes the place of the seam making it a much more unified design. Plus it is a fantastic value since the only other ebonite pen in recent memory that I liked as much was the Mora Stylos Oldwin that was reviewed by Leigh Reyes. Mr. Mora sells his ripple ebonite beauty for +$800. What a beautiful design that was.

Brian.


check the posting on the prototype, you will line up for that one too
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