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Brian Gray's Herald (Edison Pen)

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#1 bluemax



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Posted 19 February 2008 - 14:30

Just got this in today. And by way of an introduction, I wanted to get some info up on it quickly. This is for now, not so much as a review, but more of a size comparison. I'll write a review once I've had a little time to use it.

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.

Caps Off:
It's taper gives it an overall slimmer look & feel. It doesn't even look that bad against the 1911 on the end...

Head Shot:
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! thumbup.gif

Proper review to come soon...


Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:09.

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#2 donwinn



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Posted 19 February 2008 - 14:39

And running an admittedly quick price check, it would appear that the Herald is the low priced spread, even though it is ebonite vs resin. Darn your hide for making me salivate over the Herald again! I wonder what my family would do if I emailed a link to Brian's website Herald page to each of them. rolleyes.gif


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#3 AndyHayes


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 15:19

Very nice indeed, especially with the rhodium clip. I think that not having a rhodium cap band adds to the overall look.

A very good choice and I look forward to the full review.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 15:35

Man...the hits just keep on comin'! smile.gif

Nice work on the review; Brian, nice work (as usual) on the pen!

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 21:35

Wow, that looks snazzy with the silver and black! Brian is doing some pretty amazing stuff with his designs.
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#6 CharlieB


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 21:46

Does this pen come with gold trim? I'm a gold trim kind of guy.....

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:42

Has Brian got a website?
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:27



Gold, clipless & everything in between.

Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:09.

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