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I'm seriously in love with this pen

 

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It's a David Oscarson Crystal Fountain Pen for sale here for $4,900 which is approx £3,000 in UK money. Lummy, I could buy a small car for that amount, but it costs nothing to dream :happycloud9: .

To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour

- from 'Auguries of Innocence' by William Blake (who probably liked fountain pens too)

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Very pretty pen... where is the Cap??.. Usually the cap is where most of the money (beside the nib) is spent... ;)

 

 

 

I found a pic in silver... w/cap

 

 

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According to the description, it weighs 0.8lbs. That's about 360g in new money. Is it even possible to write with such a thing?

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Very pretty pen... where is the Cap??.. Usually the cap is where most of the money (beside the nib) is spent... ;)

 

 

 

I found a pic in silver... w/cap

 

 

http://www.fahrneyspens.com/ItemImages/Large/81903b.jpg

 

 

The pen has a smaller carbon footprint-you would be doing it for the planet

 

 

According to the description, it weighs 0.8lbs. That's about 360g in new money. Is it even possible to write with such a thing?

The cap is beautiful too, thanks for that.

I like your logic Islandink!

Pantaloon Duck, if I could afford to buy it then I would be able to afford to pay someone to hold the end of it while I write :)

To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour

- from 'Auguries of Innocence' by William Blake (who probably liked fountain pens too)

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Apart from the nib, it looks like a battery-powered........ "device" :D

Ahhh I was thinking the same thought, and for $4900 it should be a "device".

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Sherwood Forester

I'm sorry, to me that is a bit tacky.

Oh! Darling, Something tells me you're being a Mean Mr Mustard. It's important Because here I Want You to realise a "device" is only dething that grips and holds steady depiece that you work on with defile or deknife or some such tool to achieve the desired result.

 

I'd like us all to Come Together on this and once it has Sun King and become clear, then it will be The End of the matter.

 

I could not work in any more titles from one of your favourite albums (mine, too . . . being a youngster in the '60s) but perhaps another member can.

 

I am also bowled over by the range of Oscarson pens but it's very unlikely I shall ever be able to afford to buy one.

 

But I can dream.

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I think the pen is lovely but I hate the term "pen porn".

Oh, c'mon Shawn! You constantly post pics of your droolacious pens here.

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I shock myself: I'm not a bling-pen fan, but I think that one is quite beautiful. That jacaranda (guilloche enamel?) is stunning. With the gold. Sigh.

 

Is the barrel clear/transparent? If so, what color ink?

 

Oh, hell, buy it!

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According to the description, it weighs 0.8lbs. That's about 360g in new money. Is it even possible to write with such a thing?

 

Is that the pen itself, or pen + packaging etc.? That seems unusually high for just the pen. I'm fortunate enough to own two Oscarsons, both of which look larger than that one, and they weigh 88g and 93g, respectively. I've only inked the first one but I really enjoy writing with it.

 

OTOH I think I tend to prefer a heavier pen than many FPN folx, so your mileage may vary. ;)

 

And re: the original post: agreed, that's a beautiful pen. :)

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Not overwhelmed with lust for the thing myself -- it's a bit over the top. Okay, more than a bit.... The silver trim one is a little less ostentatious (although even at a quarter of the listed price, I don't think I'd buy one).

But then, I'm a simple girl who likes non-bling-y pens (which is why I suddenly find myself with two more Parker 51s (burgundy Aerometric and Cedar Blue 51 Vac) in addition to the 51s I already had....

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I thought my friend devised that term. I used to sneek downstairs with my latest acquisition to show her with it hidden in the inside pocket of my suit. I would flash the cap before taking it out for her to examine. Happy days....

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oh wow, that IS gorgeous. It's the first pen that costs more than three figures that I have actually liked, a lot and immediately! Usually I really have to work at finding something to like with the outrageously expensive pens. To me these things usually look like when whoever it is sat down to design the pen, they thought, 'how can we pile on the precious materials so if the customer needs to go on the lam suddenly, they can snap a diamond or two off the cap to pay for the fake papers and still have a pen to scribble with', instead of considering the usual design issues like proportions, color palettes, textures, and so on :P

 

Now this, I would TOTALLY use if I could buy it/was given it! I would like it even more if the cap was partly clear too, but even like that I'd take it! Especially the purple, mmm, purple and gold :wub: Like a fairy queen's pen, hehe.

I'm not affiliated with ANY of the brands/retailers/shops/ebay sellers/whatever I mention or recommend. If that ever changes, I will let you know :)

 

Looking for a cheap Pilot VP/Capless - willing to put up with lots of cosmetic damage.

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