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.
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?
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
HP 32# paper
Edited by brianw06, 09 July 2009 - 01:46.