Well, as may be clear by now, I am back from my visit to CONID, and we finished a total of 15 FPN LE Pens, including smoothing, tuning and/or nib remodelling.
Two of these were delivered already now, as these were delivered (fairly) locally, returning home from CONID.
The remainder will be finished and sent out hopefully before the end of this week, and the plan is to visit CONID next week again, for the second part of the current batch. We're still waiting for the nibs to arrive, which have been ordered well over 3 weeks ago - it takes 2 to 3 weeks normally for these to arrive, but it looks like delivery is delayed by a week, likely due to year end production fluctuations (i.e., everybody orders quickly before year end to try and get something before the year runs out ).
Anyway, the photographs I posted above are really a good representation of the colours, and the pens look even better in real life. Absolutely stunning.
I'll see if I can post a few more pictures over the next few days.
The feeds are made from real ebonite, so it just doesn't get any better than that.
All in all, these pens are made to last, with a passion and perfection one rarely sees these days.
It is really great to watch everybody involved doing their thing, and truly an honour to be part of the production chain, and of the team creating these pens.
Warm regards, Wim