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#21 mongrelnomad

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 21:41

I cannot tell you how fascinating it is to see a pen, identical to mine, but in a different material. I own an ebony pen (not a Hakase, unfortunately, but a late, great Omas 360 in the same wood), and so I can imagine the different tactile experience of holding yours - dense, fragrant, rutted - in contrast to my own - smooth, fragile, worked. Two such similar objects with such inherently distinct souls. 

 

Amusing, too, that your Hakase 'surprise' (regarding the size) was exactly the opposite of my own. Expectations really are odd things...

 

Congratulations, and I hope it brings you joy, in ample good health. What a wonderful purchase...


Edited by mongrelnomad, 18 May 2016 - 22:04.

Too many pens; too little writing.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 21:44

*waits for mongrelnomad to appear and comment.

 

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Too many pens; too little writing.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:42

 

Sorry to sidetrack the thread, but if that is the case, have you explored the oversize ebonite pens available from Indian custom pen makers, available in such as ASA pens on the Web, Fountain Pen Revolution, or the Ranga eBay store? The largest are actually larger than a 149, quite light, and wonderful writers, as well as being hand-crafted instead of injection-molded.

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Have I explored Indian custom pens?  No, I have not.  I need to do just that.  There are any number of pen reviews of Indian pens right here and  I have read many of them.  The reviews are mostly positive and I am curious.  Maybe your comment will propel me in the proper direction.  Thank you.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:53

I cannot tell you how fascinating it is to see a pen, identical to mine, but in a different material. I own an ebony pen (not a Hakase, unfortunately, but a late, great Omas 360 in the same wood), and so I can imagine the different tactile experience of holding yours - dense, fragrant, rutted - in contrast to my own - smooth, fragile, worked. Two such similar objects with such inherently distinct souls. 

 

Amusing, too, that your Hakase 'surprise' (regarding the size) was exactly the opposite of my own. Expectations really are odd things...

 

Congratulations, and I hope it brings you joy, in ample good health. What a wonderful purchase...

 

Thank you so much for your comment.  When I think of pens in wood, the Omas series of wood pens does come to my mind.  The photos I have seen of the Omas pens does make it appear they are "worked," quite refined.  I have never actually experienced one in real life, so I have no idea how tactile they might be.  I would love to hold one in my hand.

 

The Hakase pens do appear more "rustic" than the Omas pens, more "rutted" and tactile.  Rather than hunting down Omas pens, I tend toward seeking out a Hakase because of the differences I have perceived through pictures.  But, I am working from a lack of physical experience, which makes me reluctant to commit to a course of action.  Whether Omas or Hakase, that course of action will not be cheap.  -  Dang!  I need to get to a pen show!







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