I finally received my Herald compliments of Brian Gray (Edison Pen Company) after having to wait over the Thanksgiving weekend to receive it. No Fault of Brian's there, I just decided like a real smart guy to have it shipped to work! I decided to go with the cappuccino acrylic on my Herald, and I think you'll find through this review I am not disappointed.
Fit/Finish – 10/10 – I'm gonna say it right now folks, every category here is going to get a 10/10, not out of loyalty, but it really deserves it. Either way, the fit and finish of this pen is superb. You can not appreciate how this pen looks in the material I chose until you see it in person, I honestly could stare for hours at it. Pictures do not do it justice. The cut and finishing Brian did really brings that out I think. Everything is real tight, doesn't move, and while you can see just one seam at the top where the clip goes in, you can't feel it, so I'm extremely happy.
Nib Performance- 10/10 – Once again, superb in every way. I chose to go with the steel basic nib on Brian's suggestion. I had wanted to go with the Bock nib, but he told me to wait and try one of his. I will say this pen writes as well if not better than all of my gold nibbed pens. It lays down a nice wet medium line, which I just love.
Filling System – I won't rate this, cartridge converter, works like every other one you've tried.
Overall Impressions of this pen -10/10 – Let me just say that this pen has surpassed every single expectation I had of it. It's a brilliantly simple design in a gorgeous material that I will never give up. One thing I did not realize is the size of this pen. It's huge, it's without a doubt the biggest pen I own, but amazingly comfortable in your hand. I don't know what else to say other than get one of these pens. You will NOT be disappointed. The service and craftsmanship is bar none the best I have seen.
I've included the photos Brian sent me which I already have posted, but for reference sake I'll do here as well. Unfortunately as said before, you have to see this pen to believe it.
Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:13.