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#1 brianw06

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:09

Brian at Edison pens had sent me an email with some shots of a prototype he was working on. I was enthralled with the design slightly reminiscent of a Wahl.
I also had seen Glenn’s Glenmont and loved the red caps. So I called Brian. We decided on a Tortoise with Parker Orange accents. I’ll let you decide if you recognize the Tortoise stock.

It arrive today so here goes.

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Shipping - 10/10 – The pen arrived wrapped in a blue cloth encased in a plastic tube as all of Brians pen arrive. Well cushioned and protected. When I unwrapped the pen, the color offset were just what I wanted. Being able to see the stock on the web cam before start of project helps in envisioning the final product….But every one of the pens I have received are so much better in real life.

Fit/Finish – 10/10 –The fit and finish of this pen is what I have become to expect. Pictures do not depict the way this pen is put together or feel in the hand. The cap posts well and the balance is great weather posted or not posted, but I am not a cap poster

This a c/c fills well so after that ............

Nib Performance- 10/10 – I ordered the upgraded steel nib, two tone, ground to a CI .9 I asked that it be groud to the crisp side. The nib is slightly toothy but not to the point of detracting from writing. This easily could become a everyday writer which is remarkable as Crisp Italics are a bit more work with the writing hand. The line variation is excellent. A crisp Italic line with a cursive writeabilty. Who could ask for anything more?

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Overall Impressions of this pen -30/30 – I guess this is the first review of this pen. He has not decided on a name yet, but line up and get yours it is a pure joy.

Note: I have put up a picture of the 5 edison’s I own with a 1950 flighter for comparison sake.
1. Flighter 2. Pearl 3. #76 4. Prototype 5. Herald 6. Glenmont

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Edited by brianw06, 09 July 2009 - 01:46.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:14

Nice review. Nice-looking pen. I keep seeing Edison pens getting good reviews.

Just what I need... another pen brand to try!


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#3 Gandalfandula

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:50

neat. reminds me of the bexley poseidon. you seem to have quite a stable of brian's work!
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#4 ethernautrix

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:52

I would love to see a handwriting sample with that crisp cursive italic, Brian.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 23:57

QUOTE (Gandalfandula @ Jul 8 2009, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
neat. reminds me of the bexley poseidon. you seem to have quite a stable of brian's work!


Brian had a rod of Bexley tortoise

And yes Ethernautrix, I'll do a sample from all of the ones in the tray tomorrow and upload it
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 00:42

Very nice pen Brian!

I am still waiting for Brian to get in the celluloid from American Art Plastic before I order my next pen.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 00:45

I have one of these coming, and I chose the same clip as the one on yours -- based on photos of your pen. And the color for me was inspired by Glenn's Herald.

On Brian's website he is using a different clip for the yet to be named prototype.

This is supposed to be more slender than "normal" for Brian's pens, and also has a tapered transition towards the section.

Mine arrives next week!

I'm curious for those of you with multiple Edison pens, if any of you have both a steel nib and a gold nib and how they compare.

Cheers,
Julie

Edited to update: I decided to go clipless... yet that is one of my favorite clips.

Edited by jde, 09 July 2009 - 19:44.

 
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#8 brianw06

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 00:54

QUOTE (jde @ Jul 8 2009, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have one of these coming, and I chose the same clip as the one on yours -- based on photos of your pen. And the color for me was inspired by Glenn's Herald.

On Brian's website he is using a different clip for the yet to be named prototype.

This is supposed to be more slender than "normal" for Brian's pens, and also has a tapered transition towards the section.

Mine arrives next week!

I'm curious for those of you with multiple Edison pens, if any of you have both a steel nib and a gold nib and how they compare.

Cheers,
Julie


My glenmont is the only one with a gold nib.... I really like his steels
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:48

QUOTE (Gandalfandula @ Jul 8 2009, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
neat. reminds me of the bexley poseidon. you seem to have quite a stable of brian's work!



That's what I was thinking as well. The pen looks great but reminds me of another pen.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:38

Thank you, Brian, for the writing samples!

Eventually, when I get around to it, one of these days (heh), I think I'll choose a crisp italic .6. That ought to do it.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 21:14

I just re-inked my Yellowstone Herald with Swishers Midnight Black.

Just perfect writing.

What a joy to use!

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 21:53

I like the grooves cut into woodgrain ebonite Herald! Happily lifted from Conkin's Duragraph and Endura- same color and placement in my woodgrain ebonite Enduras.

It'd be great to get a flat top with those! I love the way they look on an Endura, sets off the color in the materials used.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 22:02

QUOTE (RevAaron @ Jul 9 2009, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the grooves cut into woodgrain ebonite Herald! Happily lifted from Conkin's Duragraph and Endura- same color and placement in my woodgrain ebonite Enduras.

It'd be great to get a flat top with those! I love the way they look on an Endura, sets off the color in the materials used.


Right on the money! You pinpointed exactly where my inspiration came from on those rings!


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 23:18

Protoype or Pearl in black & red ebonite clipless - hmmm.....decision decisions decisions!






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