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Brian, "Thank you"...for all of it.

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Over in the Nouveau Encore thread, somebody just had to go mentioning a Badger and Blade LE!?!?!

 

If anybody missed the group buy here and wants a pretty amazing pen, look over there. I just don't think I have the $175 or to put it a better way I'd probably be deciding between it and things like the TWSBI 700 and the Raleigh Pen Show. Oh decisions, decisions.

 

It's a Herald Grande in an ebonite for $175. I know. Drool.

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Over in the Nouveau Encore thread, somebody just had to go mentioning a Badger and Blade LE!?!?!

 

If anybody missed the group buy here and wants a pretty amazing pen, look over there. I just don't think I have the $175 or to put it a better way I'd probably be deciding between it and things like the TWSBI 700 and the Raleigh Pen Show. Oh decisions, decisions.

 

It's a Herald Grande in an ebonite for $175. I know. Drool.

 

Wow. That's a nice pen. Blue/black Herald Grande. Tempting.

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It's a Herald Grande in an ebonite for $175. I know. Drool.

Sounds nice... where is that pen listed?

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Glenn (love those pen posses)

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Thanks. I didn't know what a "Badger and Blade" even was, let alone that it was a website.

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Thanks. I didn't know what a "Badger and Blade" even was, let alone that it was a website.

 

badgerandblade.com

 

It is a shaving forum which refers to badger hair brushes for applying shaving cream and the razor blade or straight razor used to shave. Pretty cool place to hang out when not on FPN.

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OK, WE ARE DONE!

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-KcjDjx6/0/O/i-KcjDjx6.jpg

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-TdvLgpb/0/O/i-TdvLgpb.jpg

 

On Monday, will do nib inspections and get everything packed up!

 

Barring something unforeseen, you should all have your pens next week!

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OK, WE ARE DONE!

 

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/photos/i-KcjDjx6/0/O/i-KcjDjx6.jpg

 

 

:clap1: :notworthy1:

It's not the end of the world; it's just the end of you. - David P. Goldman

 

Progress is a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative. - G.K. Chesterton

 

Cogito, ergo sum. Mensuror, quiat existo. Audio, ut fiam. Respondeo, etsi mutabor.–Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

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Did you end up making any extras? Or just exactly what was pre-ordered?

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Brian,

 

When doing this sort of thing, how do you assign nibs to these pens? I assume since you're doing nib checks you do it before shipment and it isn't done at Goulet. Assuming for a hypothetical LE you're doing 40 pens, is it 1 through 8 are XF, 9 through 20 are F, 21 through 33 are M, and 34 through 40 are B? Is it much less orderly than that?

 

If it is done in an orderly fashion and you have the breakdown, I'd sure love to see it. You know how those of us in the community love to obsess. ;) If for some reason you really don't want to share things like that, I understand. I just figure it never hurts to ask.

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Brian,

 

When doing this sort of thing, how do you assign nibs to these pens? I assume since you're doing nib checks you do it before shipment and it isn't done at Goulet. Assuming for a hypothetical LE you're doing 40 pens, is it 1 through 8 are XF, 9 through 20 are F, 21 through 33 are M, and 34 through 40 are B? Is it much less orderly than that?

 

If it is done in an orderly fashion and you have the breakdown, I'd sure love to see it. You know how those of us in the community love to obsess. ;) If for some reason you really don't want to share things like that, I understand. I just figure it never hurts to ask.

 

They are numbered exactly as you stated. The low numbered pens are XF's, and the higher numbered pens are B's.

 

I don't have the spreadsheet with me, and I won't be back in the shop until Monday, so I don't have the breakdown now.

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I'll still have plenty of time for obsessing from Monday until delivery if you think about posting it then. :)

 

I know you're a busy guy if you forget about it. No worries. You knocked this out. You have a fantastic new production pen. I think you have some pen show coming up (Chicago?), plus there is that B&B group buy on the horizon.

 

ETA: Now that the "secret" about how the LE numbering goes is out, I wonder if there will suddenly be twice as many XF orders proportionally due to people trying for a low number. :lol:

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Ok I will be the one... anyone for some fun? If the numbering system is such can you try and guess what your number will be? Closest wins!! Maybe we can come up with a prize...ink sample etc. Honor system at work.

 

There are 79 ebonite and 40 cobalt

 

I went with a Ebonite M so I will go with #42 wink wink Brian!!!

My brain hurts!!!

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