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    This probably won't be of interest to anyone but here goes. [apologies for the atrocious photography]

    Just arrived today. This custom made pen is an homage to the Sailor KoP, with slightly altered dimensions (the section is a little longer).

    The material is Conway Stewart Dartmoor acrylic. This has a resonance for me for two reasons: one, I grew up in the City of Plymouth (UK) where Conway Stewart had their factory, and two, Dartmoor National Park (just a handful of miles north of the city) - the inspiration for this acrylic - is 365 square miles of outstanding natural beauty, littered with more Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements than any other place in the UK.

    The place is also the home to countless myths and legends and the folklore runs deep. Even today, half way around the world, the mere mention of the exploits of the Dewer and his Hounds can raise the hairs on my arms. Some bonds are really strong!

    Well, here is the pen.







    And here are the specifications:

    Length closed - 156 mm
    Length open including nib - 143 mm
    Length of body excluding nib - 119 mm
    Length of section - 22 mm
    Diameter of section - 14 mm

    The pen will post but really there is no need to do so.

    The filling system is a convertor or as an eyedropper.

    Currently it is fitted with a standard Jowo #6 fine nib, but I will almost certainly replace this with a gold nib, though haven't decided on what grind or from whom to buy.

    My initial impression of the pen, on literally just unpacking it, was how near perfect in size it is for my hand. Then again, it was designed to be.


    And now for something about the maker. This was created by Pat at SomethingWritePens who is an absolute gentleman and real joy to work with. When you commission a pen from Pat you get the usual discussion to start with, and then you get an email with engineering drawings of your concept for approval or alteration. Once all is ready to go Pat hits the lathe and a short time later you have a wonderful pen!

    I cannot recommend Pat highly enough, and I think that he may fly under the radar somewhat in the world of custom pen makers.
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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    When it gets here (hoping it had gone out tues but thank goodness we have saturday delivery here ), I will be a new owner of a Montblanc 14 with a 18C EF/F.

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    No photographs of it as of yet. I am not even sure if this qualifies. However, after a 2-year hunt, I finally acquired the Marine Green cap I have needed for one of my Sheaffer Balance OS which, until now, had a black and pearl cap.

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    Has arrived earlier today, two 2018 BPS pens, one 2017 Susan Wirth Memorial pin, and the 1960s MontBlanc 14 with an 18C EF/F. Just trying to decide what I want to ink it with first.



    Hoping to find a 2016 BPS pin that I missed out on, or some of the years before I got into fountain pens.

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    Replacement proper cap for Sheaffer OS
    Blue Mabie Todd Swan 3220
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    Waterman 52v
    Carter's INX 2223 in HR
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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Eversharp Skyline pen and pencil arrived tonight, thus ending a quest of many months.



    I wasn't sure what to expect but the pen seems to tick all the boxes for me: girth, length, balance, weight. I had to tune the nib a little. Let's see how it works as I take notes tomorrow.


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    If you're lucky enough to purchase a oblique from Brian Smith then you get a nicely written note too!


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    classic. Very nice indeed. And a lovely part of the world that both you and it hail from. Or should that be: from which both you and it hail? in order to avoid the dangling whatever.

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    That little beauty looks pristine. I have one very similar to that with the partially hooded nib. It is designated a #32.

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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    That little beauty looks pristine. I have one very similar to that with the partially hooded nib. It is designated a #32.
    That was in reference to KBeezie's Mont Blanc #14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    That little beauty looks pristine. I have one very similar to that with the partially hooded nib. It is designated a #32.
    That was in reference to KBeezie's Mont Blanc #14.
    32 will have a smaller No.2 nib on it, and a thinner body, blue ink window, threaded cap, other than that pretty similar.

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    Default Re: What is your latest pen acquisition?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Note View Post
    That little beauty looks pristine. I have one very similar to that with the partially hooded nib. It is designated a #32.
    That was in reference to KBeezie's Mont Blanc #14.
    32 will have a smaller No.2 nib on it, and a thinner body, blue ink window, threaded cap, other than that pretty similar.
    HaHa, quite right. I should have looked at my 32 before replying. Now that I do so, it is, in fact, not that similar at all.
    Cheers.

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