Kate, I am delighted you got things at such a bargain, and besides, he is in your area and it is noble of you to support him and give him business. Obviously he is a generous man and he deserves every bit of support and encouragement in his business and you are doing a great job with that. Excellent!
One question before I forget, Kate. Is that pen as smooth as Pilot Vanishing Point, so much so that you don't hear or feel any feedback? Buttery smooth? That is what I am personally after.
If anything the Custom 74 is smoother and just a bit finer than the Vanishing Point, though the VP is a touch springier I think. One of the nice things about buying from a store is that they inked up the pen after I bought it, so I could make sure it worked how I liked it.
Goulet will also make sure tines are adjusted and the flow as well. That's a main reason I like to buy from a store, as I don't fiddle with nibs myself.
Edited by LuckyKate, 11 November 2015 - 16:34.