I read on here, same as everybody else, about these little wooden pens that sport a dip nib. I thought they looked interesting for sure.
Dug around on the website, found the cheapest offering he had, which was $65 plus shipping, $71 total, nice and cheap for sure. Glad the cheapest pen was green. My favorite color.
Got it in today and looked it over. Finish isn't fantastic, but at $71 I'm not going to complain. I'm not sure there's much else in this price range that I would like more honestly. And with a cool nib like this, probably nothing that's this much fun.
It's 6" closed, and after 6.5 turns (6.5 TURNS!) the cap comes off, making it 5.5". A very nice size. The barrel and cap are just under 1/2", maybe .48" diameter. so the threads are probably around .40" diameter, and the section a couple hundredths less than that. Pretty nice size.
I really like the shape of the section. All the plastic bits are delrin I think. That's what they feel like anyways.
Threads are clean and smooth. But 6.5 turns to take the cap off... dang. I think I know a guy who can bore out some of those threads.
I loaded it up with Pelikan black, two quick squeezes on the sac and it was 80% full about, perfect for me. No pre wash or any of that. I'm too lazy.
Writes well, too. Railroads a bit if I draw or write too fast, but with a bit of control, and slow movement, it's really cool. I've already written a note and a check with it. I'll have to sign my name differently if I use it for signatures. No quick scratch with this pen.
There was a hole on the end of the barrel, I guess for the live center to fit when machining the parts. Hole doesn't go into the barrel though, so this could be used as an eyedropper if I yanked the sac, which I won't.
I also REALLY like the little roll stop. A little allen head screw or bolt. Very nice touch.
Overall I really like it. I can see myself playing with it until it falls apart - which hopefully it won't. If it does I'd probably pick up another.
I don't like that he doesn't take paypal though - says that's something to do with squarespace. Could add the option to buy through email though - then pay with paypal. That's not a real big deal, though.