Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl Fountain Pen @EdisonPenCo @CouronneDuComte

Ahh, a beautiful pen. Not that I'm vain.
Review Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl Fountain Pen @EdisonPenCo @CouronneDuComte (5)
ABOUT

Body Material: Acrylic
Trim: Gold-plated
Length (capped): 149.0 mm/5.86''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 153.5 mm/6.04''
Length (posted): N/A
Barrel Diameter: 15 mm/0.59''
Section Diameter: 9.77 mm/0.38''
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 20 g
Fill type: Cartridge/converter/eyedropper
Price: € 129,00
Where to buy: La Couronne Du Comte
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 APPEARANCE

The Edison Collier is one of the most beautiful pens I've ever had the pleasure of using, and it did not cost a (large) fortune. This is a large, cigar-shaped fountain pen in the, let's be honest, completely mesmerizing persimmon swirl acrylic. This model has a gold-colored clip that sits under the threaded top. It is wide at the top, narrows towards the end, and finishes in a round ball. The barrel is engraved with Edison Pen Co. Collier. The section is relatively small compared to the pen body, with a pinched shape.
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The material of this pen is breathtaking, especially in natural light. It is translucent, ranging from a deep orange to a very light, pearlescent orange, with black and white veins swirling through it. Each pen will be different, being acrylic, but they're all gorgeous. It's so rich and deep, and it practically glows, shimmers, and shines.
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There's no doubt, to me, that this pen is gorgeous. It may not be a material you'd be comfortable using, but it's still pretty.
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NIB & PERFORMANCE

The two-tone steel #6 nib is a well-adjusted broad. It has a single slit and breather hole, some flourishes, and is laser etched with the Edison logo.
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This nib wrote very well - it was smooth, wet, consistent, and reliable. It never skips or hard starts, and it performs without issue even on very smooth paper. Drying times were around 20 seconds. With moderate pressure, some line variation was possible, and the feed kept up well. This is not a soft or springy nib, but it was capable of some expressive writing.
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I found the writing performance more than satisfactory. If you're thinking of getting one and you're debating between a steel or gold nib, try the steel first. You might be pleasantly surprised by its performance.

IN HAND

The clip is snug, but springy, so easy to operate one handed.

I really like the pinched shape of this section. It felt just right in my grip, but the section to barrel difference is noticeable - that is, the section is much thinner than the barrel, and I really feel that in hand. The threads are at the end of the section and may be in the way of your grip if you have large hands, or if you hold your pen higher up. The threads were not sharp so I didn't find them bothersome.
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This pen does not really post, so unposted it is. It is fairly large though, and I found the unposted dimensions and weight comfortable for use. It was well-balanced, a good length, and it just felt good. If I had to compare, I prefer the width of the barrel on the Menlo as it's slightly thinner.
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For those who love or hate scents, the acrylic smell was notable inside the cap and barrel. It did not leave any scent behind on my hands. I'm a bit in love with the smell and I sniff the inside of the cap regularly.
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PROS & CONS
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OVERALL
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I think this is a beautiful pen - large, well-made, with a #6 nib you can swap, and the entire barrel can be used as an eyedropper. It's a decent price, too. I would love to have this material on a Menlo, whose size is slightly more appropriate for my comfort.

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