I'm taken by simple elegance and Brian's work is that to me (not that it is simple to make pens). When I saw the Beaumont in green/black ebonite on the website, I not only wanted the pen, but I also wanted to support Brian's creative endeavor of pen making. When I can, I encourage talent with support. I ordered the pen and in two days it was delivered to my mailbox.
Brian had adjusted the nib to write buttery smooth and wet, but not too wet--my preference. The cap and barrel are beautiful to behold, as is the Bexley nib. The fit and finish is outstanding.
Although the specs of Edison pens are listed on the website, I was surprised at the size of this pen. It is a full six inches with the cap--taller than any of my other fountain pens. The barrel cannot be capped--my preference and a plus for the design. The barrel w/nib measures 5 1/4" long with the barrel being a bit thicker than my Vanishing Point but very comfortable to hold. The weight of the barrel, nib and ink is also very comfortable in hand. I inked it soon after taking it out of the box and wrote for over an hour with it and experienced no fatigue. It is deceptively light. I love this pen!
Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:03.