So Shawn makes this great pen for me--shipped without a nib--I have this sweet flex nib all lined up to go into it and when I get the pen-- I crunch the nib--ruined --has to be straightened--frustration ensues. I have been trying different nibs since, but none have worked well. The Denim Micarta started to frustrate me--only because I could not find a nib that would work for me in it. I put the pen away--went back to using the BBB.
I just was going through a parts box and found a silver colored steel nib--I have no idea where it came from. I think, well, it will look good with the silver clip of the Denim Micarta. I put it in and this pen just sings!! I love it. It is more for writing but with all the end of the year reports and such I have to write, I will be using this baby alot.
The Denim micarta is warm with a slight texture that I really like. The grey color is almost silver and looks great with the retro silver clip. The size and shape is very ergonomic for my hands and makes this a very comfortable pen to use. It can be used as an eyedropper or convertor or cartridge. I probably will be using carts for the next few weeks so if I run out of ink in a meeting I can just pop in another cart and keep writing. The pen has a nice weight with out being too heavy. The cap posts very securely--I actually sent it back to Shawn asking for it to post a little deeper then it originally did--He was happy to oblige. Shawn is great to work with on getting the pen just how you want it.
The great thing about this pen is that a kid also got a fantastic fountain pen to use and own.
I think the micarta is a great material for fountain pens and if Shawn decides to make micarta out of fabrics people give him, that have sentimental attachments to them, then he really will have something special.
OK here are the pics of this beauty:
DSC03897 by stevlight, on Flickr
DSC03898 by stevlight, on Flickr
DSC03899 by stevlight, on Flickr
DSC03900 by stevlight, on Flickr
DSC03901 by stevlight, on Flickr
It is next to a Mont Blanc 149 in the above pics.
Edited by stevlight, 20 May 2012 - 15:05.