First impressions: The pictures he took of the pen were nice, but it doesn't give you a sense of how long it is. Perhaps it's just that I'm not used to gauging pen sizes. When I slid the shiny black pen from its packaging, I just marveled at how substantial and immaculate it felt in my hand.
The pen itself is 7 inches of black German ebonite capped, and uncapped (doesn't post) it's just the perfect writing length. The balance sits just right between the web of my thumb and my fingertips.
I forget what brand of nib that Ken used, but I can say it's smooth, and just right in terms of wetness.
Looking inside the body, I'm really tempted to convert it into an eye dropper, but seeing as how regular converters hold more than enough ink with 2-3 pens in rotation, I don't see that being a necessity.
I'm currently contemplating an ebonite Edison Pearl, but seeing this pen in person really makes me reconsider, as all the work is CLEAN. One aspect that shows how much care went into this pen is how the nib unit sits flush with the section. I don't know how he did it, but it's a piece of art.
I have to give Ken a big thank you for finding the time to craft it for me!
Edited by professionaldilettante, 26 March 2012 - 22:48.