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Posted 11 July 2011 - 16:54
Here in Germany Edison Pen Company is almost unknown.
This is what I found out during the last weeks and months.
I think the German fountain pen market is pretty conservative at least this is my impression.
For some months I have noticed Edison Pens and checked out www.edisonpens.com .
The Pearl was the fountain pen which attracted my attention.
It was because of the shape it reminds me at the Nakaya Piccolo.
But buying a pen which I have never physically seen before,
because the company is at a different continent is difficult.
If I would live in the States I would go to a pen show and try to meet Brian.
Maybe Iím a little bit old school, but I prefer eye contact.
Since Iím a member of this forum I have read a lot of reviews about Edison Pens
so I picked this case up again and to be honestly the patterns which Brian has in stock are amazingly.
So I contacted Brian. I asked him if itís possible to get Huron Grand with a clip,
because this was the pen I actually wanted.
But itís not possible to get the Huron grand with a clip, so I decided me for the smaller brother.
I should mention that Brian is a very patient and kindly human, but I think most of the FPN members know this already.
First I wanted the Huron with the flecked Tortoise pattern but I always ask my wife if she also likes it.
She liked the cappuccino swirl and me to so an ordering point must be changed.
At the beginning I wanted the dome shortened to the half, because the dome above the clip looked so long,
but looking over and over at pictures I came to the opinion that the standard dome fits very well to the complete pen.
So a second ordering has been changed. What I really like about Brian is how serious he takes business.
After a couple of weeks you get an update due to the manufacturing process of your pen and
before shipping you get some images of your pen.
I think some other pen brands can learn a lot from Brian.
This is what I finally got:
Edison Pen Ė Huron; Cappuccino Swirl; Less Flair Section; 18ct Gold F Nib; C/C Converter
Before I could pick up my first Edison Pen I had to go to the duty office here in Frankfurt.
I had to pay 19% tax for the value + shipping of the pen plus some extra % for fees at the end 83 USD and it was finally mine.
At home I checked the pen completely and I can say that Brian has done a very good work. Real craftsmanship.
Every screw thread works flawlessly. The nib is perfectly installed and aligned and the pattern is amazingly.
I like to hold the pen under the sun to see spectrum of colors. It writes just out of the box without any problems.
Even though I had to pay tax and fees but itís worth it.
I have not been disappointed.
So Brian Iím waiting for your piston filler.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 17:04
- C.S. Lewis
Posted 11 July 2011 - 17:25
Thankful for being blessed with a genteel life and wonderful wife
Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:25
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:53
Posted 12 July 2011 - 13:15
Congratulations on the beautiful pen =). Brian's just one of the three B.Gs of the fountain pen world who are a delight to deal with (Brian Goulet and Bryant Greer are the other two).
Thanks for throwing my name in the mix here! I'll gladly associate myself with Brian Gray, he is a class act all the way
Your pen is beautiful. I'm particularly partial to the Cappuccino Swirl