Now let's look at another example, the same pen but in Barleycorn.
If you had grown up in Baltimore Maryland and considered getting silverware, there were two firms that immediately came to mind, Kirk and Stieff (rhymes with beef). The Stieff Building in Druid Hill Park was a landmark, the great neon sign that dominated the building lighting the whole neighborhood at night. Families were pretty often defined by whether they were a Stieff family or a Kirk family and the two companies competed in (often similar) designs.
Samuel Kirk was known for introducing the repousse technique in creating Sterling Silver hollow ware while Stieff was particularly noted for its intricate Sterling Silver patterns and its engraving on many simple styles like the Betsy Patterson and Betsy Patterson Engraved lines.
These two Yard-o-Led pens remind me of those two companies, the Victorian design reminiscent of the Kirk Hollow ware and the Barleycorn of the Stieff engraved flatware.
In size and weight the two pens are identical but in feel they are quite different. The Victorian pattern feels primarily smooth when held while there is a distinct texture to the Barleycorn that is totally absent from the former.
Beyond the different feel of the two finishes, they are the same pen. Each writes reliably, effortlessly, immediately, is expressive and controllable.
Visually though the Victorian screams "I was done by hand" while the Barleycorn says "I was made on a machine".
Like my Victorian, the Barleycorn sports a luscious moderately wet 18K white gold broad nib.
Finally, here are all the ones we've looked at so far so that you can see size comparisons.