First review so I hope I can capture everything about the pen. This is my second pen by John E. Brady of JEB's Pens.
The first was a Nazca which is one heck of a pen.I was impressed enough about the results that I decided to have a
customized pen done by John. The pen is based on the Lhotse model which is a clipless pen. I sent John a drawing,
somewhat to scale and within a day, John had sent me a CAD drawing of the pen with the specs I was looking for. I was
hooked and over the next few weeks, the pen took it's final shape. During our communications, John suggested several
minor changes to the pen and I must say that I would have never thought that these changes would make such a difference
in the final product. So here goes ..........
Appearance & Design:
As I mentioned, the pen was a custom design. The Acrylic that was chosen was called Carrot. Based on what I was seeing,
the name made little sense. But then John sent me a picture of the blank as it was being turned. I will let you decide.
Several days later, John sent me pictures of the final product. I could not wait to have the pen in my hands as it was
everything I thought it would be. When I opened the package, my initial thoughts were wow. The finish on the pen is simply
beautiful. I do not know how John gets the shine that he does but the pen just pops when you look at. There is a depth
to the acrylic and it has a translucence that is fantastic. Remember what it looked like being turned. The end result:
Everything about the pen speaks to the time John puts into the build. Everything fits like a glove. There are zero defects
in my humble opinion. It fits my hand perfectly. The final specs on the pen turned out to be:
Cap only: 2.375".
Grip: .70" (Length of grip)
Cap end: .58".
Barrel end: .54".
The nib is a two toned #6 Steel nib by Meister Nibs. I chose a Broad and have since ground it to a Stub. The nib prior to
being ground was smooth out the box. John offers several nib choices. It is your typical CC Filler and John includes a few
cartridges along with the pen. Here is the Nib and section. I chose to have a straight section and it is very comfortable in
I could not be happier. John produces a quality product and was a pleasure to work with. He spent the time with
me to make sure that everything about the pen was to my liking. As for the cost, I will only say that it was more
I am a very satisfied customer and would recommend John to anyone considering a custom pen. One last disclaimer, the pictures
were used with John E. Brady's permission.
Edited by avlisyar, 03 March 2012 - 21:47.