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Edison Glenmont, Broad Steel Nib


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#1 owenj

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 16:08

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The Pen:
Beautiful cream/black swirl acrylic Glenmont that I saw in Brian's current inventory photo stream. The pen isn't creamy at all, but rather this gorgeous, subtle pearl white that shades to grey & black. It's really hard to get a picture that captures the shimmer. It's translucent in places & I can just barely see the darkest parts of the converter inside. The pen is engraved with the brand & pen model on the barrel.

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Specs shameless copied from Brian's Glenmont page at Edisonpen.com.
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Specifications
Weight w/ Cap 17g Weight w/o Cap 10g
Cap Diameter .610" Body Diameter .565"
Length Capped 5 3/4" Length Uncapped 4 7/8"

A postable pen, but I prefer to write un-posted. Balance is great in the hand. The threaded cap only takes about one turn for on/off, & it doesn't feel as "tight" as my Collier. I'm not worried that the nib would dry out, but if carrying in a shirt/pants pocket it seems more prone to coming loose than my Collier would. This is just speculation as I haven't actually tried it yet.
Cartridge/converter pen that can also be used as an eye dropper.

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The Nib:
A #6 JoWo steel broad sporting the Edison logo & some light decorative engraving. It's a bigger nib, but it looks proportional to the pen. Brian normally sends his pens out tuned to a 7/10 wetness scale with a touch of feedback. I asked for this one to be buttery smooth, & Brian delivered big time. This nib is beautifully smooth without any hard starting. It's a wet writer, but not as juicy as my Bexley broad (an 18k nib) which gives me great variety in my pens.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 17:47

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#3 owenj

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 18:35

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I'm all :cloud9: about this pen! I may be flushing out some others bc they're not going to be seeing much use...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:21

Nice looking pen, I agree the size of nib does look in proportion.
Congratulations to Edison once again!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 23:55

Very, very nice! I like.

#6 Lince

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:02

The steel B nib on my Glenmont is one of the best nibs of my humble and growing collection.

#7 lovemy51

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:55

:thumbup: :thumbup:

#8 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:49

very nice pen :thumbup: thanks for the review
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#9 ArchiMark

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 00:23

Nice!!!

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:36

It's beautiful!

I wouldn't trade my own Glenmont bulb-filler for it, though.

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#11 owenj

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:16

Thought I'd post an update here, although this is a new pen.  Unfortunately, the original pen was broken in a car accident a few years ago and I finally got around to asking Brian to make a new one back in December.  The original acrylic was called "Grey Skies," but Brian's supplier/naming system has changed since this review.  This pen is in "Milky Way," which looks very similar if a bit more transparent than I remember the previous pen being.  Rhodium clip, cartridge convertor.  My next Edison will probably be a bulb filler :lol:

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The review is written on Tomoe River paper; so nice! :wub:  I went with an 18k Extra Fine nib and it's wonderful to write with.  Flow is a 7 out of 10 and buttery smooth.  It's more firm than my Pilot fine nibs, but has the slightest bit of bounce.

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:25

beautiful



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:12

I think this one is even more beautiful than the first one!

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:28

The Pen:
Beautiful cream/black ...

 

Lovely pen. Thanks for the review.

 

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#15 owenj

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 18:54

Thanks for reading, all :happyberet: I love the size and feel of the Glenmont.  I've had a Mina, Beaumont, and Collier, all of which I later sold.  There's something about the Glenmont that really clicks for me.  I'd like to try a Pearl, and have a bulb-filler Morgan in the works :lol:.








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