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Custom Pen From Ken
Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:28
First of all I want to clarify that this is not a "classic" review, it is more of an overall impression of the pen.
I contacted Ken somewhere in November asking him some information regerding his custom made pens. I wanted to buy myself a "srecial" present for Christmas and what better than a custom pen. I had told him that I had no intention buying a pen right away but he was happy to help me with my questions.
He showed me a variety of acrylic blank to choose from, without a second thought I chose the cat's eye acrylic. During the making process I asked Ken to take some photos of the turning stages and he did take A LOT of photos. So imagine how impacient I was for the pen to arrive.
The pen arrived on 22 of December, perfect timing , of course I didn't wait until Cristmas to ink the pen. I inked it with Aurora black and using it for a while I found that the nib had more feedback than I would like that was a problem which was easily solved by the brown bag trick. I would like to point out that ken tunes the nibs of his pens before shipping them and I had'n informed him that I like my nibs somewhat glassy smooth but if I had I am sure that he would heve taken care of it.
The pen is light, due to the nature of acrylic, but extremely well made. I can easily say that its quality rivals the Edison Pearl I used to own and it is better than the Premiere. The acrylic is REALLY beautiful, it has a lot of depth to it and it is slightly translucent in some areas of the pen. Although when I first received the pen it had a weird and unpleasant smell (worse tht noodlers pens) but as I expected the smell through time fainted.
So to sum up, the pen is extrmely comfortable to use, really light and the JoWo steel nid is great. Here are the dimensions of the pen and some photos
Capped: 15 cm
Uncapped: 13.4 cm
Oh, I forgot mention that the pen doesn't post.
Here is a link to IAP
and here are some awfull photos I have taken
Posted 15 January 2012 - 16:00
He does beautiful work doesn't he?
Yes he does, your bamboo pen is also gorgeous.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 00:28
Current Pens: Aurora, Cross, Laban, Onoto, Sailor, Scriptorium, Sheaffer, Tibaldi, Visconti, Wahl-Eversharp, Waterman
Posted 09 February 2012 - 00:31
Posted 19 February 2012 - 17:03