Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Edison Pearl In Purple Web Celluloid


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 Kaustic

Kaustic

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  • Location:Fort Worth, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:26

DSC04200.JPG
I just received this wonderful pen. I have never done a review before so bare with me.

First Impressions:

My jaw hit the ground! The burgundy leather pen case was exquisite, and then I opened the box to view a pen that in most pictures is greatly understated. All the photos I had seen gave the pen a black appearance with a slight view of the purple webbing. The presentation of the pen was great, and Brian deserves all the kudos that he receives from his customers.

Appearance & Design:

As I said before, this pen has always show in photos as black with a very subtle purple pattern. However, the reality of this material is that it is incredibly lively and detailed. The photos I am providing do not have the professional touch as many of Edison's Flickr galleries, but I was successful in capturing the details of this celluloid. I also noticed in the regular photos of this material little white specks on the barrel and cap looking like lint or dust. What these spots really are is a series of sparkling flecks imbedded in the celluloid like veins of silver. It is truly wonderful! This is probably the most unassuming material photographed in the Edison arsenal, yet this material IMHO is the most impressive to behold in person. The Pearl variant of Edison's pens is a small pen slightly bigger than a Nakaya Piccolo with a curved section for your fingers akin to that of an Everest Skyline which I adore. The difference between this Edison and most fp's is that the threads for the cap and removing the section are an extremely tight pattern allowing for more threads in the same amount of space compared to other pens. This means it takes longer to unscrew the section and cap, but it also means that these components are extremely tight and secure. I like this. Along with the immaculate rhodium clip and plated gold nib bearing the Edison insignia, this pen is the most beautiful thing I own!

Weight & Dimensions:

This pen is slightly larger than a Nakaya Piccolo and slightly heavier. I do not have any official measurements, but Brian gives approximate descriptions of each model on his website.

Nib & Performance:

I asked for a Fine nib that was extremely wet and smooth. That is exactly what I received. The rhodium plated gold nib glides so well across my most textured stationary (Crane 32# Ecruwhite) with such ease that it might as well be glass. I need not apply any pressure to get a great line. This is going to become an extended use pen for long rantings. I have heard from other reviews that the steel nib that Brian provides are just as good performers as the gold variations. I, however, did not want the Edison Company engraving on the barrel, but I did want this pen to bear the Edison nib and insignia to give credit of this gem to its masterful creator.


Filling Mechanism & Maintenance:

This pen comes supplied with a converter which seems to have the same capacity as all my other converter pens. I do not mind converters at all. The lack of any metal surfaces on the inside of the barrel as well as the extremely tight threading of the section to the barrel makes this a great candidate as an eyedropper. Brian has offered to fix any problems or even buff out minor damage to the pen, and I hear from other reviews that is customer service is second to none.

Cost & Value:

I find that, with few exceptions, there is no pen worth its value more than a custom job. I paid $375.00 for this beauty and would do it again, and perhaps, I will! :) Given the cost of other custom pens such as Nakaya's and Danitrio's, I would think that anyone can see Edison Pen Co's prices as extremely reasonable.

Conclusion:

Buy an Edison! Then...buy another!

DSC04201.JPG

DSC04202.JPG

DSC04203.JPG

DSC04204.JPG

DSC04209.JPG

DSC04210.JPG

DSC04211.JPG

DSC04205.JPG

DSC04206.JPG

DSC04207.JPG

DSC04208.JPG

Attached Images

  • Image1.jpg
  • Image2.jpg
  • Image3.jpg
  • Image4.jpg
  • Image5.jpg

Edited by watch_art, 12 October 2011 - 00:44.

"When your favorite cup breaks, remember it is only a cup." - Epictetus: Enchiridion"

Sponsored Content

#2 mori45

mori45

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,090 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:41

Looks great. Makes me eager to see the new urushi model that'll be coming out.

#3 Strang

Strang

    Down

  • Remembered Fondly
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,168 posts
  • Location:Ontario
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:45

I did, and I will.
Yes, yes I do owe you a letter.

#4 bgray

bgray

    Edison Pen Co.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,881 posts
  • Location:Milan, OH

Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:09

Wow - I need to ditch my photo set up for photographing this material! You caught the colors and patterns much better than I!

Thanks!

#5 Yuki Onitsura

Yuki Onitsura

    I ink, therefore I am

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,465 posts
  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:18

Oh my! That is a delicious looking celluloid!

Yuki
Posted Image
Follow me on twitter! @crypticjunky

~And the words, they're everything and nothing. I want to search for her in the offhand remarks.~

#6 WrenKing

WrenKing

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts
  • Location:Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Flag:

Posted 08 October 2011 - 23:38

I can't see the pics :(
Cordially, Christopher

#7 RudyR

RudyR

    Man O' Blues

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 935 posts
  • Location:Bellingham WA
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2011 - 00:57

I cant see the pictures either

What Would The Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?


#8 jar

jar

    A Vintage Pen has to be older than me.

  • Premium - Ruby

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,012 posts
  • Location:From Deep South Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:08

I cant see the pictures either


The OP is from about a year ago. It's likely that the pictures are simply gone.

My Sister's website :  Rose Hill Studios

My Website


#9 kiavonne

kiavonne

    Still An Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,196 posts
  • Location:Colorado, USA

Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:03

Try this linK. These are from a search of the words "pearl purple web" on Edison Pen/Brian Gray's smugmug galleries showing many, many of his models in different materials.
Scribere est agere.
To write is to act.
___________________________
Danitrio Fellowship

#10 sumgaikid

sumgaikid

    Don't mess with the kitteh......

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,712 posts
  • Location:Tampa,FL
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 14:22

As a matter of fact,I think this very pen by the very same member is up
for sale in the classifieds.



John

Irony is not lost on INFJ's--in fact,they revel in it.

#11 roofchees9

roofchees9

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 22:32

Why cant I see the pics? Does anyone else only see an ! surrounded by a triangle within a black box?

#12 Thornton

Thornton

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,114 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:09

Why cant I see the pics? Does anyone else only see an ! surrounded by a triangle within a black box?


Same here. Would love to see this pen.
"Instant gratification takes too long."-Carrie Fisher

#13 jar

jar

    A Vintage Pen has to be older than me.

  • Premium - Ruby

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,012 posts
  • Location:From Deep South Texas
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:11

Why cant I see the pics? Does anyone else only see an ! surrounded by a triangle within a black box?


Same here. Would love to see this pen.


Look in classifieds.

My Sister's website :  Rose Hill Studios

My Website


#14 Kaustic

Kaustic

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  • Location:Fort Worth, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:12

Howdy! I believe the original pics were accidentally scrubbed. However, since there is such sudden interest I wil scan my Mac for copies and repost if I find them! :)
"When your favorite cup breaks, remember it is only a cup." - Epictetus: Enchiridion"

#15 roofchees9

roofchees9

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:13

Howdy! I believe the original pics were accidentally scrubbed. However, since there is such sudden interest I wil scan my Mac for copies and repost if I find them! :)

Awesome!!!

#16 Thornton

Thornton

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,114 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:26

Howdy! I believe the original pics were accidentally scrubbed. However, since there is such sudden interest I wil scan my Mac for copies and repost if I find them! :)


Thank you very much. I've been looking for a purple pen so I'm intrigued.
"Instant gratification takes too long."-Carrie Fisher

#17 roofchees9

roofchees9

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 October 2011 - 23:29

Howdy! I believe the original pics were accidentally scrubbed. However, since there is such sudden interest I wil scan my Mac for copies and repost if I find them! :)


Thank you very much. I've been looking for a purple pen so I'm intrigued.

I just bought this bad boy. It is breathtaking and a dream to write with.
http://a248.e.akamai....jpg?1317452408

#18 Thornton

Thornton

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,114 posts

Posted 11 October 2011 - 00:04

Howdy! I believe the original pics were accidentally scrubbed. However, since there is such sudden interest I wil scan my Mac for copies and repost if I find them! :)


Thank you very much. I've been looking for a purple pen so I'm intrigued.

I just bought this bad boy. It is breathtaking and a dream to write with.
http://a248.e.akamai....jpg?1317452408


That is an awesome pen. I bought an Edison Premiere in the LE blue/black edition and have great enjoyed it. I'm sure it wouldn't mind having a partner.
"Instant gratification takes too long."-Carrie Fisher

#19 Kaustic

Kaustic

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  • Location:Fort Worth, TX
  • Flag:

Posted 12 October 2011 - 21:16

Yay! Old pics restored!
"When your favorite cup breaks, remember it is only a cup." - Epictetus: Enchiridion"






Sponsored Content




|