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Jules Squid Pen From Drago Pens Via Winedoc


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#1 jd50ae

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 20:54

[attachment=7737:Squid_Penuntouched.jpg]
Ok, after gnashing of teeth I decided on American Blue from Private Reserve.
After polishing, holding and staring forever I finally put pen to paper.
I am not a techy so this will be short and to the point.

I can not find a single problem with the fit and finish.
The design is outstanding; photos do not do justice to this pen.
I have no problem holding it; it is very comfortable in my hand and rests perfectly.
It glides across the paper and even as smooth as it is I do not find myself running off the paper.
The nib is second to none and even writing very fast you have great control. I did not expect the flex......yahoo.

Two problems.
1. It was hard deciding on the ink.
2. I find myself looking at it for really long periods of time.

SN 1 and it is all mine, courtesy of personal silly person.
I swiped winedocs photo.

Edited by jd50ae, 23 April 2007 - 21:34.


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#2 jonro

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 21:06

That is one spectacular pen. Enjoy it!

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 21:25

Enjoyable to look at; enjoyable to use. Sounds like a good pen + a great gift.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 23:23

Shouldn't you use sepia ink in it?

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#5 jd50ae

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 23:33

QUOTE(Tytyvyllus @ Apr 23 2007, 04:29 PM) View Post
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 23:42

QUOTE(Tytyvyllus @ Apr 23 2007, 04:39 PM) View Post
QUOTE(jd50ae @ Apr 23 2007, 06:33 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Tytyvyllus @ Apr 23 2007, 04:29 PM) View Post
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actually I was trying to show that I was holding my tongue... roller1.gif


That is also what I was implying you were implying roller1.gif

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 23:52

Ok, I'll bite: what is "Drago Pens" and where can I see more of them? I do a little jewelry making on the side and this Squid pen has me intrigued.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 17:05

My PSP would likely do the same if I indicated just how much I loved the pen and could somehow explain it's "value" as a part of my collection.

I would have such a difficult time inking it, though. I'd agonize over it until I probably couldn't justify owning it.

I still think it's gorgeous. drool.gif I'm envious. sad.gif

Enjoy! American Blue sounds like a good choice. At some point I'd try Black Magic Blue in it. I mean, if it were my Jules. sleep.gif

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 19:40

QUOTE(jd50ae @ Apr 23 2007, 01:54 PM) View Post
[attachment=7737:Squid_Penuntouched.jpg]
Ok, after gnashing of teeth I decided on American Blue from Private Reserve.
After polishing, holding and staring forever I finally put pen to paper.
I am not a techy so this will be short and to the point.

I can not find a single problem with the fit and finish.
The design is outstanding; photos do not do justice to this pen.
I have no problem holding it; it is very comfortable in my hand and rests perfectly.
It glides across the paper and even as smooth as it is I do not find myself running off the paper.
The nib is second to none and even writing very fast you have great control. I did not expect the flex......yahoo.

Two problems.
1. It was hard deciding on the ink.
2. I find myself looking at it for really long periods of time.

SN 1 and it is all mine, courtesy of personal silly person.
I swiped winedocs photo.



Truly glad you like the pen. I tall ya, this pen almost did not reach you as I have problem not staring at it too. LOL. Enjoy the pen. Holly is a remarkable woman.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 20:48

Truly wonderful, something to treasure for the rest of your life. Enjoy.
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 23:57

I have only one question about this pen:

Whatever the squid is holding in its tentacles... where is it trying to put it? blink.gif

Congratulations, and I'm glad you're enjoying it so much. It really is an extraordinary pen. smile.gif


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 00:05

JD, you are one lucky FP owner! Not many people have the pleasure of owning that fine instrument. It is a remarkable conversation piece too. I'd almost sell off my prized collection pieces to own that Squid. Incidentally, what kind of nib did you get with it and what were the options?

Enjoy, enjoy! biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 00:25

Congrats JD! Nice pen smile.gif

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 00:28

QUOTE(MYU @ Apr 24 2007, 05:05 PM) View Post
JD, you are one lucky FP owner! Not many people have the pleasure of owning that fine instrument. It is a remarkable conversation piece too. I'd almost sell off my prized collection pieces to own that Squid. Incidentally, what kind of nib did you get with it and what were the options?

Enjoy, enjoy! biggrin.gif



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#15 Dan Carmell

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:35

Great ink choice, JD!

Wonderful to see how you are enjoying your Jules.

Dan

Just a quick postscript to tell inksmudges that the maker of this pen is Dragon, just Dragon, and your best source of info until they get their website up and running, is Kevin Cheng, our own winedoc.

Dan

Edited by Dan Carmell, 29 April 2007 - 15:36.


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 03:29

And I really like your new avatar!

Dan

Edited by Dan Carmell, 29 April 2007 - 15:38.


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:42

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Just a quick postscript to tell inksmudges that the maker of this pen is Dragon, just Dragon, and your best source of info until they get their website up and running, is Kevin Cheng, our own winedoc.


Thanks Dan, I was beginning to think that maybe my wee question had gotten lost in all the hubub.


#18 Dan Carmell

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 16:07

Happy to help!

Dan

Edited by Dan Carmell, 29 April 2007 - 15:39.


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 17:35

something rare and original enjoy it wink.gif
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 17:52

I love the idea of the squid signal--I hope it would be an inky blue cloud!

And it's great seeing JD enjoy his pen so much.

Dan

Edited by Dan Carmell, 29 April 2007 - 15:40.







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