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WTM Pens Curly Maple El Toro fountain pen


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#1 Blackhill

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:52



Wayne Mason (samuel07 here on FPN), proprietor of WTM Pens created this pen. It is a beautiful fountain pen made with quality materials and crafted with great attention to detail. It is composed of hand-turned curly maple and trimmed in heavy sterling silver plate. The finish is exceptional; the grain of the curly maple absolutely glows through the shine of the wood's softly polished surface.

This is an intriguing looking pen with a short barrel that is meant to be posted. When posted, it is 5-3/4" long. It is a very heavy, thick pen, but it is extremely comfortable to use and it is very well balanced -- the weight of the pen rests comfortably in the V between the thumb and forefinger.

The image below shows the size of this pen relative to an Esterbrook J.



It has a medium steel-with-gold-mask nib and it writes on the fine side. It is a very smooth writer and always starts writing the moment the nib touches paper. I purposely did not write with it for several days and it still started writing with no hesitation. It uses short international cartridges; because of the length of the barrel, a converter does not fit.

Although I usually prefer lighter weight pens, I love this one and it has been inked continually since I got it. If you like thick, heavy pens, I highly recommend it. Even if you don't like heavy pens, I recommend giving this one a try. It just may change your mind, or at least become the one exception in your pen collection.

WTM Pens website:
http://www.wtmpens.com/index.html

Photographs by WTM Pens.

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#2 kd5tmu

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:04

QUOTE(Blackhill @ May 20 2007, 11:52 PM) View Post
Although I usually prefer lighter weight pens, I love this one and it has been inked continually since I got it. If you like thick, heavy pens, I highly recommend it. Even if you don't like heavy pens, I recommend giving this one a try. It just may change your mind, or at least become the one exception in your pen collection.

WTM Pens website:
http://www.wtmpens.com/index.html

Photographs by WTM Pens.


That is a very nice wood to work with. I also turn pens, although not to finance an adoption, but for money on the side (hopefully one day for a decent self-sufficient job). That looks like a joyous pen to use. He did a very nice job.

Peace and joy,
Harry

#3 Phthalo

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:43

Ooh... I like stout pens, and I like unusual designs - this is a good-looking combo. Very nice!
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#4 jpolaski

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 04:08

Excellent! I think the bulbous form is a great twist, and IMHO would look stunning in acrylics like Blue lightning. the silver jewel is a nice touch. I think I'd also love to see it with a Bock nib kit as seen on nibs.com. Yup, great design, and impeccable workmanship! I love it!
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#5 dcom

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:09

Wayne made a burled walnut pen for me and his work is nothing short of fantastic. I'd recommend him if you're in the market for a handmade wood pen.

#6 samuel07

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 13:51

Thanks you all for the kind words, I really enjoy making these.

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