This seriously beautiful fountain pen was custom made by Lyle Ross, after I won his Fountain Pen Day giveaway (miraculously!). Lyle, please accept my great big thank you!!
Body Material: Resin
Length (capped): 150 mm
Length (uncapped nib-end): 134 mm
Length (posted): N/A
Barrel Diameter: 16.3 mm
Section Diameter: 14 mm
Nib material: Steel
Weight: 25 g
Fill type: Cartridge/converter (and eyedropperable)
Where to buy: Pens By Lyle Ross
In email communications, Lyle told me the pen would arrive in not pretty packaging, but that it would be very safe and sound. Well, he was right. It was wrapped in a pen sleeve, safely inside some PVC pipe. Honestly, I don't care much for packaging. I don't want to have to keep a bunch of boxes, and I don't want to pay extra for pretty packaging either. I also kept the pipe because it's great for shipping a pen to other friends. Perfect.
Oh... the appearance. Where do I even begin? I was able to pick the design of this fountain pen, and the options were pretty much endless, but I already knew what I wanted. I selected a large cigar shaped fountain pen that was not postable, without a clip. Since I did not select a clip, it came with a pen pillow.
This stunning pen takes my breath away. I love the idea of having something that looks like the night sky. And it was custom made for me. That is just really special! Considering the price I would pay for a machine-made pen, Lyle's prices are quite reasonable. The man pours his own resin! I have no idea what is involved in that but you can basically pick your own colours! Amazing. Talk to Lyle. You could have a dream pen. A dream pen.
I received this pen free of charge as a prize from a giveaway I won. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.