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#1 USMCMom

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 21:45

This is my first pen review and is, literally, an out-of-the-box review of a custom pen made by one our very own ... John Brady. John calls this particular pen "Strawberry" and while the picture on his website (jebspens.com) shows us a beautiful pen, it hardly does it justice. This is a gorgeous pen! A swirly, marbly red, with darker streaks here and there ... just beautiful!!

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I find the size and weight perfect for me, as I prefer larger pens and measuring 6 1/2" capped, this is no tiny little writing instrument. As far as weight is concerned, the "Strawberry" isn't heavy ... just looks like would be. As a matter of fact, I was surprised by how light weight it is, as well as comfortable in my hand. I would compare the size to the Edison Nouveau Premiere Cappuccino, as I'm familiar with that pen.

The nib is a broad, 2-tone, smooth as silk joy to write with!

The filling system is converter or cartridge and John supplies a converter, along with 2 cartridges with his pens.

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I'm offering two writing samples ... one done on very cheap notebook paper purchased from Wal-Mart for less than 50 cents and the second sample is done on onion skin paper. Inked with Noodler's Nightshade, the "Strawberry's " nib glides across both papers, leaving a consistent line that is neither too wet nor too dry and a wonderful writing experience. Please don't judge this pen and nib by my poor handwriting, asthat would be so unfair! LOL

All in all, I am very, very impressed with this beautiful pen.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 22:10

Pretty, pretty! And you shouldn't apologize for your handwriting; it's fine: legible, consistent and with a nice bit of flourishing.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 22:26

Beautiful pen. Congrats and enjoy it. Thanks for the review.
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#4 USMCMom

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 22:28

Pretty, pretty! And you shouldn't apologize for your handwriting; it's fine: legible, consistent and with a nice bit of flourishing.


Thank you. I used to have very nice handwriting with a lot more flourish, but ... years of note taking and always having to be in a hurry, ruined that. I'm working on it ... working on slowing down mainly, which is the hardest to do! LOL

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 22:32

thats beautiful! i love the material. congrats!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 23:28

Pretty color! And I think your handwriting is very nice.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 23:34

That is a berry attractive pen. Wonderful colour, congratulations on the new addition.

#8 USMCMom

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:11

Pretty color! And I think your handwriting is very nice.


Thank you.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:12

That is a berry attractive pen. Wonderful colour, congratulations on the new addition.


Thank you so much. It is a berry, berry beautiful pen.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:17

That is a berry attractive pen. Wonderful colour, congratulations on the new addition.


Thank you so much. It is a berry, berry beautiful pen.


Berry nice indeed!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:34

Nice pen and great review!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:52

Beautiful pen and very nice handwriting. I especially like your capital T.

I've gotta look at his site. Thanks!

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#13 USMCMom

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:45

Nice pen and great review!


Thank you!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:50

Beautiful pen and very nice handwriting. I especially like your capital T.

I've gotta look at his site. Thanks!


Thank you, so much!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 16:08

Lovely pen

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 17:17

Very nice pattern and thanks for the images.
Enjoy it.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 14:11

Does it post at all, I wonder?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 14:25

Coveting is supposed to be a sin, isn't it? Damn, looks like I'm going to the hot place then!! Love the pen, love the writing too - thanks for sharing USMCMom!
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#19 USMCMom

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 14:47

Does it post at all, I wonder?


Wellll ... just for you, I'll check ...... no, the cap isn't made to be posted, however, you might ask John about making one that can be.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 14:48

Coveting is supposed to be a sin, isn't it? Damn, looks like I'm going to the hot place then!! Love the pen, love the writing too - thanks for sharing USMCMom!


Your very welcome ... thank you! As for "hot place" ... I'll see you there! LOL






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