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:
Close-up of the pen body:
And the nib:
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.