I would have MADE time.
It's been a difficult few days and I wanted to wait for the right time to be properly psyched about it
**whisper** Its matching OBBB nib is scheduled to follow 2-3 weeks form now
I picked up my Hemingway set from on hold at the package store yesterday, softening the blow of having to venture out into the snowy South to meet a client when every other person I knew was happily taking a snow day.
I am a devoted user of Fine nibs but find that on the Writers' Editions, medium also seems to satisfy. My handwriting is atrocious compared to other beautiful samples here, but I take solace in knowing that I often write 10+ legal pad pages a day between professional and avocational pursuits. So this will be a workhorse pen, even if the results are inelegant.
I would describe the color and overall look as "sexy ugly." I don't know why I like it so much, but I do.
Also purchased a green striated Montblanc 142 with a flexy nib that I am enjoying a lot.
Beautiful pen congratulations! I have always fantasized about a Hemingway but never had the opportunity. Word of caution regarding Permanent Black, high tendency in some batches to stain the ink window. I would test in a less 'precious' pen first.
You may not have the largest number (maybe you do), but you do have one of the most attractive collections.
What is your favourite to write with? The nib to paper experience.
Jagwap- Thank you! You'll be surprised that my most comfortable/favorite writers are the 1906, 1912 and 1914 Heritages. A skeleton that's very comfortable is the Magical Black Widow 88
Pravda - is that the 90th skeleton? I am torn between it and the blue hour. I hope MB comes out with one this year that finally gets me to hit the buy button.
Zaddick- Yes it's the 90th Skeleton. Since I saw and posted about it in 2014 I never had a moment's doubt about it, just patiently waited for the opportune moment to go for it. I would say that came in the form of a piece that was sealed (both outer box and pen itself) with a recently signed warranty card to make me eligible for a nib exchange all offered at 35% discount I also know where you can get a similar deal on the BH if you ever get interested.
Let 2017 come at us with all it's might we'll decide one step at a time?