Appearance and Design: 10
It turned out to be a very attractive pen on a classic design. Had I thought of it at the time I would have had Brian fill in the name etching with black to add a little highlight.
Construction and Quality: 10
All of the materials were top notch. The work appears to be flawless. Brian's craftsmanship is superb; he has a good eye for details.
Weight and Dimensions ??
The width at the widest point is 5/8"
Length capped 5 1/2"
Length uncapped 5"
Length posted 7"
I do not have a scale, but it is surprisingly heavy from its appearance. Not heavy but not light either.
Nib and Performance: 10
One of the things I really like about Edison Pens is their imprint on their nibs, really classy. I got the gold colored 18k gold broad nib. It says on their web site that Brian works on the nibs before they are sent out and I believe it. It writes a smooth as silk and puts down a medium wet broad line.
Filling system and Maintenance:??
Standard C/c filling. Too new for maintenance.
Cost / Value: 10
For me this was big investment for a pen, compared to many pens on the sale forum it is a mere drop in the bucket. However I think that the resale value (I don't plan on selling this one) of one of Brian’s pens will always
be maintained. Also just being able to have a pen made just the way you want is something that is hard to put a price tag on. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.
Very cool pen as far as I am concerned. I esteem Brian's work. A custom maker of any product is a real luxury. Had I gone to Parker, Sheaffer, MB or any of the other big companies a one off would have either been the joke of the day, or a take out a new mortgage deal. But Brian was happy to do it for a price we both agreed on. I think every community should support their artists and Brian is one of them.
Photos by Brian at Edison Pens
Edited by John B, 06 October 2010 - 21:09.