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#1 Nautical_Twilight

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 19:37

I was on a business trip and ordered some penny goodness in the form of a Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl, with an 18kt B nib. I also got a sample of sheening inks. It is a beautiful writer and the nib is gushingly wet. I’ve been playing around with the different sheening inks; both Iroshizukus, J. Herbin’s Emerald of Chivoir, and the Diamine Majestic blue. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but even with the super wet nib on Rhodia or Tomoe River paper, I only see the sheen in bright, direct sunlight. The Persimmon Swirl is beautiful, looking bright orange to a dark red, depending on the light. I bought from Goulet and they did a great job packaging the pen with lots of bubble wrap.

 

Here’s a picture of the Collier and how it writes:

Collier Writing Thumbnail.jpg

 

Close-up of the pen body:

Collier Close Up Thumbnail.jpg

 

And the nib:

Collier Nib Close Up Thumbnail.jpg

 

I am really enjoying this pen. I like bold nibs. Mediums are great for everyday use, but for letters and cards, a wet bold nib feels so much better. 



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#2 GaryUK

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 19:48

I have this pen. Great colour. Gold nibs available. Seamless finish between clip and cap.

 

Gary



#3 inkeverywhere

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 20:16

In my humble opinion the Persimmon Swirl is the nicest looking pen on the market. Bid on one on ebay in Australia a couple of years ago and really regret missing it, if my memory serves me correctly it sold for just about the USA retail price.

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#4 MalcolmH

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 20:40

That's an eye-poppingly  :yikes:  gorgeous pen. 

 

Thanks for sharing.



#5 Nautical_Twilight

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 22:32

I have this pen. Great colour. Gold nibs available. Seamless finish between clip and cap.

 

Gary

 

I got the gold nib and I think it was worth the money. I needed to shake up the bottle of the Emerald of Chivoir, but in bright sunlight, I could see the sheen and sparkle on Tomoe River paper pretty easily in direct sunlight. I think really bright light and the type of paper bring it out.



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 00:23

Shake that bottle to get the glittery goodness off the bottom. That stuff will even settle in the pen, so it helps to shake the pen a little too (with care!). This ink glitters from all my pens, even with fine nibs, as long as I agitate the ink. But "sheen," no. Not much sheen unless I dump it on the page.



#7 Newjelan

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:11

I have this pen, it was about the 4th or 5th pen I bought. (I now have about 80.) I haven’t used it for a couple of years and you’ve reminded me to get it out again.

#8 Nautical_Twilight

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 20:55

I have this pen, it was about the 4th or 5th pen I bought. (I now have about 80.) I haven’t used it for a couple of years and you’ve reminded me to get it out again.

 

I first read that as "now have turned about 80." D'oh.







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