Edison Pen - The Herald - Black Ebonite with Rhodium trim:
On first picking it up, it's black & rhodium accents give it a no nonsense impression. And although it is a big pen (as you will see), the effect is very slimming on it.
The Herald measures approximately 156mm (6 1/8 inches) capped
and approx. 132mm (5 1/8 inches) uncapped
Now for a comparison:
I've lined up a few pens to give you all an idea of how it compares:
from top to bottom we have :- Sailor 1911 21k, Sailor King of Pen, Mont Blanc 149, The Herald & Nakaya Equilibrium.
With the exception of the Nakaya, The Herald is the largest pen there. I also like how you can see the enhanced bullet shape of it, compared to all the others.
It's taper gives it an overall slimmer look & feel. It doesn't even look that bad against the 1911 on the end...
Finally, I asked Brian to leave a rhodium nib in place (The Taccia) to complement the clip. The Taccia nib is only slightly larger than the Togi on the 1911, but that said, doesn't look too small or out of place.
So, I'll finish by saying, that on looks alone, this is one beautiful pen, which looks very much at home amongst some very well respected competition.
Well done Brian!
Proper review to come soon...
Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:09.