So here it is.
It's his center band Dhaulagiri. The name comes from a mountain range. All of his pens are named for mountains. Really cool.
Here's a nice shot of that fat center band. Very cool looking. He normally uses one color for the barrel, then picks one color from the barrel for the section and cap, and another for the band - I requested one color for the barrel and cap, and black for the band and section. I think it looks quite sharp.
My camera is totally on the fritz - so some of the shadows are darker than they appear in real life, but check out that gunmetal clip. Quite nice. Fits the pen perfectly. Also matches the hardware on the pencil I had made with the pen.
I saved a few bucks by having him send it without a nib since I had this fine laying around. It's a Jowo from Meisternibs - so it's dead on perfect. All of his pens use these nibs - in #5 or #6, depending on the size of the pen.
Love that Yellow Jacket acrylic. Dead sexy. Especially the bit at the butt end.
I've used it at school quite a bit since receiving it and my kids LOVE it.
Is it big? Oh yeah. Something like 5 9/16 opened up. Doesn't post (which I don't do with most of my pens) so it's perfect. Quite a bit bigger than the Nazca, which you can see below.
Top to bottom:
Edison Herald Grande - Parker 51 - Twsbi
JEB Dhaulagiri - JEB Nazca - Deccan M1000
Bexley Corona - Bexley 10th Anniversary
Next to the big boys. Again - camera on the fritz. Bad photos.
Here's the beast of a pencil he made up for me. Put a center band on this one as well and DANG is it nice. Perfect for drawing and writing with. I thought it would be nice as a sort of finger grippy thing, but had no idea how comfortable it would be. It's hefty too. Best clutch/sketch pencil ever.
Big graphite stick. Should last about forever.
Gunmetal hardware - matches clip on pen.
And the cap button also has a pointer inside to sharpen the graphite stick. Great little pencil.
Thanks for looking!
November 25 - 2011
Okay, so a few weeks ago I emailed John about my pen. He said he was waiting for me to ask about this, and was quite relieved when I did because it had been bugging him this whole time!
So I mentioned that my pen was left a bit long - and how excited I was about that b/c it looks so cool and the little eyeball at the end just really screamed at me. LOVE it. But... and there's always a but...
It just plain wore me out. The extra bit of solid barrel at the end really threw the thing off balance and I asked him if he would mind cutting it down. I even asked if he could chop the threaded bit off and save the end - b/c of the little eyeball, but it turns out it was much easier for him to just chop off the end, but you know what, I'm glad that's the way we went because it's just gorgeous. And to TOP it all off...
001 by snennewton, on Flickr
So here's the pen. I forget exactly how much was cut off, but it's the same size as the Nazca, now.
040 by snennewton, on Flickr
041 by snennewton, on Flickr
042 by snennewton, on Flickr
dhaulagiri by snennewton, on Flickr
045 by snennewton, on Flickr
046 by snennewton, on Flickr
049 by snennewton, on Flickr
050 by snennewton, on Flickr
Edited by watch_art, 26 November 2011 - 01:00.