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Initial Impressions: Scriptorium Pens Aeterna In Tibaldi Impero Celluloid


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My Scriptorium custom arrived yesterday! I was at school when it arrived and then had work immediately after, so it was past midnight when I could finally ink it up. It's beautiful! The camphor smell is just beguiling.

The pen has a sterling silver roll-stop, which Renee commissioned from her silversmith. I ordered the pen with two nibs, a fine and a medium - both are rhodium-plated 18kt gold. You can see the Scriptorium "S" shield logo engraved on the nib.

Being celluloid, it could possibly stain. I ordered a spare black ebonite section, to prepare for that possibility. I could not find any instances of the Tibaldi Impero celluloid staining, but it's a possibility and I figured a spare section was a good idea.

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It's really hard to capture the depth of the material. This photo is taken with as much focus as I could get with my shaky hands.

I had asked for a pen in the flat-top Romillo style with a circular roll-stop. This was a custom order but Renee liked the model and added it to her lineup under the name Aeterna, which means "everlasting, eternal" in Latin. This is a medium-size pen on her pen dimensions chart.

Renee did a fantastic job. I've been fortunate enough to own custom pens by some of the other pen craftsman and Renee's craftsmanship definitely holds its own.

http://i.imgur.com/lP9TXFw.jpg

This one is taken with HDR on. As you turn the pen in you hands, light plays inside the chipped ice pattern with deep blue veins and it's just stunning.

I've so far just used the medium nib and inked it up with Diamine Damson. It's a wonderfully smooth writer!

http://i.imgur.com/FkpI5dJ.jpg

Here's the Aeterna compared to a few other pens I had close by. From left: Hakumin/Edison Pearl, Shawn Newton custom, Romillo Eo #9, Scriptorium Aeterna (medium-size), and Eboya Kyouka (medium-size).

I'll do an in-depth review when I've had some more time to use it.

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Congrats my friend. you are really on quite a tear. Let me be the first to tell you how lovely the pen is and also the first to call dibs on it when you look to move on.

 

I have a Tibladi Impero pen that Renee made for herself similar to a Nakaya Piccolo/Naka-ai. It is her Idyll model and comes with an ebonite section to alleviate the same fear of staining.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/293938-idyll-in-tibaldi-impero-celluloid/

 

Now that I look back, you actually commented on that thread. Glad you can enjoy this amazing celluloid. It is worth the additional cost.

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Congrats my friend. you are really on quite a tear. Let me be the first to tell you how lovely the pen is and also the first to call dibs on it when you look to move on.

 

I have a Tibladi Impero pen that Renee made for herself similar to a Nakaya Piccolo/Naka-ai. It is her Idyll model and comes with an ebonite section to alleviate the same fear of staining.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/293938-idyll-in-tibaldi-impero-celluloid/

 

Now that I look back, you actually commented on that thread. Glad you can enjoy this amazing celluloid. It is worth the additional cost.

Thank you! I did see that Idyll! Renee first posting about that was what actually prompted my emailing her. It's definitely worth the premium. I hope that as the fountain pen market gets bigger more and more investment will be made into developing new celluloid patterns. I think people are willing to pay a substantial premium for a nice celluloid.

 

I recently came across the the thread where you showed your Brad Torelli pens -- I'm jealous of those! I hope one day I'll be able to get a Torelli of my own, though I just put in an order for a green celluloid Hakase last week, so more pen purchases will have to wait a while.

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Congratulations, Razi! That is a gorgeous pen. I hope you will bring it to meet the pen posse gathering Sunday. Coincidentally, I am starting to discuss a couple pens with Renee. I'll tell you about my own thoughts when we meet. I am keen to hear your reactions.

 

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Congratulations, Razi! That is a gorgeous pen. I hope you will bring it to meet the pen posse gathering Sunday. Coincidentally, I am starting to discuss a couple pens with Renee. I'll tell you about my own thoughts when we meet. I am keen to hear your reactions.

 

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Thank you very much! Yep, will definitely bring this with me for the 21st. Looking forward to hearing about your proposed pen.

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Thank you very much! Yep, will definitely bring this with me for the 21st. Looking forward to hearing about your proposed pen.

 

 

Ha! I may have ordered a second Scriptorium pen by then!

 

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