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Edison Huron In Cappuccino Swirl Acrylic (Newbie!)
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:08
After a lot of over-obsessing on various models and colors/materials, I settled on the Huron in cappuccino swirl acrylic. That particular material really is remarkable looking in the photos - I couldn't pass it up.
I received the pen yesterday, a couple of weeks earlier than promised. Wow. I always try to downplay my expectations when I order special items like this, so I was completely blown away when I opened the very nice case. The cappuccino swirls had far more depth than the photos can ever show, with this golden sheen showing through the transparency when viewed from certain angles. Really stunning. One of my friends saw it and is trying to buy it off me!
But the best part was when I filled this baby up with some Diamine Syrah ink and started to write in my notebook. One of the reasons that I gave fountain pens up all those years ago is that the affordable ones had such scratchy nibs and uneven flow. I write very fast and don't want to have to slow down. And I like a pen that can flow generously, but not too generously, if you take my meaning. The mess and hassle, with such spotty results ... well, I gradually left the fountain pen world (particularly after my Mont Blanc was swiped).
The Edison Huron has a two ton steel nib that is like writing with an oiled tip. On regular paper, it beats all rollerballs, but on premium paper ... it's practically a religious experience. There's actually a practical side of this for me, as I have a rheumatic form of arthritis. I've had it since my 20's, but it's just now really affecting my hands. It can be extremely tough to grip a pen and write for long periods of time. The Huron is just the right thickness paired with the smooth glide of the pen, which means I don't have to grip it so tightly.
And let's face it - the dang thing is just so beautiful. I'm just glad I don't have to sacrifice anything for beauty in this case. Far from it.
Attached are two pics that Brian from Edison sent went he announced that my pen was ready, and a sample of my first attempt at writing with it ... after I completely failed the ink filling stage (it's been 20 years, remember). OK, so a little mess - I'll get better. I can attach additional pics when I get a moment. Excuse my handwriting.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:21
Don't you love the feeling of writing with a fountain pen? So smooth and exciting!
By the way, that ink color on the paper is beautiful! Have fun writing!
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:28
Welcome to FPN.....
FP Addict & Pretty Nice Guy
Current Pens: Cross, Delta, Montegrappa, Parker, Wahl-Eversharp
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:43
In the Irish Channel of
New Orleans, LA
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:08
Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:25
Nice return to "the life", and good luck resisting another Edison!
You are SO right. I'm already eyeing another one. Looks like all of my collected rollerballs are gonna have to move over - I've been re-bitten by the bug. Anything that can make check writing pleasant has got to be good for you.
And thanks, everyone, for welcoming me onboard.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:39
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:32
Happy to hear that your departed Montblanc has now been reincarnated as a Cappucino Edison Huron. Good choice, I think I'd choose to come back as a custom Edison myself.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:55
Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:53
Very nice looking pen, beautiful markings.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 00:29
Posted 14 February 2012 - 21:01
Edited by Truman, 14 February 2012 - 21:02.