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#1 SidandNancy

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:06

The general consensus is that Brian Gray makes beautiful Edison pens, so this review isn't going to focus on the various review categories, as this pen scores a 10 out of 10 for everything!

In the beginning...........had a look at the Edison website and instantly fell in love with the Purple Dew Flake Acrylic which was available in the Huron Grande. Being crazy for purple, I simply had to have one, but after discussing my likes and dislikes with Brian, I discovered that the Huron Grande was too large to have a clip, but Brian told me I could have one of the other styles made with the purple dew. After much ruminating, decided on the Glenmont. Still thinking, thinking, thinking..........decided it would look good with black accents. Brian is one of the most patient people ever. If he tired of my vacillations, he never showed it! I asked for a medium nib, butter smooth with no tooth nor a hint of feedback. And that is exactly what I got! I opted for a converter as that is my favourite filling mechanism.

Now for the pics (and believe me when I say they really don't do this pen justice - the gloss and the purl on the marbling is just exquisite)!

As it came, simply in its box:
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Trying to be an arty photographer and failing dismally:
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With the cap off
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Close up of cap:
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14.5cm capped:
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And another just for the hell of it:
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Finally, a writing sample - with my appalling penmanship:
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Total cost including postage to Australia - US$250. Bargain!!!!

Being involved as Brian allows you to be in the design etc is just such a great feeling. Brian tells me that this is the only purple dew flake with black accents Glenmont that he has made, so am feeling very unique and spoiled at the moment!

Brian's service is extraordinary - emails responded to the next day, happy to change things around, sends photos of the final product before it is sent. The pen was even finished before it was due to be completed. All service should be this good.

Now..........what can I ask Brian to whip up next :hmm1: :hmm1: :hmm1:

Edited by SidandNancy, 28 September 2010 - 08:08.


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#2 geoduc

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:25

Congratulations, that's a classy combination. The silver furniture was a great choice.

#3 DRP

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:31

You may consider the photographs poor, but compared to mine, they are quite good. Regardless, they illustrate a most attractive pen.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:45

Oh I could pay a LOT more for an Edison that you did! I'd have to add the gold nib and, not just any nib, but a custom ground cursive italic in broad. I COULD stop there but then I wouldn't have my way cool rear pump filling mechanism. There's nothing wrong with converter-fill pens. But its easy to find a production converter-fill pen. Much harder to get a production bulb-filler so I'd HAVE to have that. Then, of course, a window would be nice not a big window but a demure, small window so I can see the ink color and level. NOT that I've spent time on Brian's site reading about the custom fountain pens and all the models, colors and options and longing for my own custom Brian Edison pen. What gave you THAT idea?

Absolutely beautiful pen you had made by the way. I don't care for purple pens as a rule. But, wow, your's is truly beautiful. It's not so much purple as broken glass/crystal/with lavender overtones. Very classy. Congratulations!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:27

This is a beatiful pen! The brand is completely new to me (sorry) But it looks great!

Paul

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 13:58

Thank you for sharing. And congrats on the new pen. I think it is lovely, and your choice of material was right on. I think it is wonderful to have a pen that is aesthetic and an excellent writer.

#7 SheilaM

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 14:11

Ooooh...very pretty! I'm a big purple fan too. I'm glad you're so pleased with it!
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#8 SidandNancy

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 23:04

Thanks everyone for your comments. Yes, it is a gorgeous pen



This is a beatiful pen! The brand is completely new to me (sorry) But it looks great!

Paul


Paul, do yourself a favour and have a look at the website which is hyperlinked in my post. Edison are fantastic, hand made pens.

#9 WendyNC

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 23:11

The more of these beauties I see, the more I want one--and the more trouble I'm having deciding the various choices. :headsmack:

Congratulations on your lovely new pen.
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 23:58

Wow! You chose well! I've cruised the Edison site frequently and never noticed that material - it's gorgeous, particularly with the rhodium trim.

You'll love the Glenmont -- mine is my go-to pen -- the size and balance are just about perfect (not that there's anything wrong with The Pearl, the Herald, the Huron or the Gem, of course). But my Glenmont is the perfect pen by which I measure all my others.

Enjoy!!! HP
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#11 sjs

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:17

I love the black endcaps to contrast with the bright body colours. Fantastic, as usual!
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:06

I did check their site immediately! What a beautiful pens!

Paul

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 13:24

If I may - what camera is this? Looks like a big one. Good quality, nonetheless.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 16:48

just an absolutely gorgeous pen. wow! :notworthy1: :notworthy1:

#15 SidandNancy

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 22:42

If I may - what camera is this? Looks like a big one. Good quality, nonetheless.

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Hi Galileo

It's a Canon Powershot A650IS. I've had it for about 3 years. My other hobby is bonsai, so I needed a camera with good macro's for close ups. I'm "camera challenged" so don't really use it to it's full capacity. Works ok,but probably more the operator than the camera who is at fault. Nevertheless, would like to get an Olympic digital SLR......but I digress

The more of these beauties I see, the more I want one--and the more trouble I'm having deciding the various choices. :headsmack:

Congratulations on your lovely new pen.


Wendy, Brian is really helpful if you are undecided. I wanted a gold clip and a two tone gold and rhodium nib. Brian said that as purple is a cool colour, the silver clip and one tone rhodium nib would be best - and he was right. Give it a go - you can keep changing you mind - I did! :eureka:

Thanks to the rest of you for your lovely comments. Much appreciated.






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