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    Default 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib



    Well, I haven't posted one of this style before, so here's a bit of fun. This is the first of a two-pen order I am in the middle of (in between work, family, life, etc). This pen is done in a style I originally called 'Simplicity of Heart' for its simple, uncomplicated lines - which allows the focus to be on the material rather than the shape of the pen. The acrylic used here is a rich, ruby red (hmmm...allowable alliteration?) flake/crush.





    The pen is fitted with an 18K fine nib (to be tweaked to an EF before shipping), and is a c/c fill.

    Thanks for looking! Comments/critiques welcome.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Ken, it's beautiful. I love the simplicity of the pen when it's closed.

    that thing is going to roll under the couch though.

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    I like clipped pens, but this is eye grabbing!

    Your sections on all your pens just look very comfortable. It's a nice detail that I think sometimes is more an afterthought on custom pens.

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, it's beautiful. I love the simplicity of the pen when it's closed.

    that thing is going to roll under the couch though.
    Thanks! Ya, cliplessness means risk of rolling, but one can always use a pen rest. I have several clipless pens that I use at work, and have never had one roll away. Still - I know what you mean. Some security in having the clip

    Quote Originally Posted by pocketses View Post
    I like clipped pens, but this is eye grabbing!

    Your sections on all your pens just look very comfortable. It's a nice detail that I think sometimes is more an afterthought on custom pens.
    Thanks very much!

    Ken

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Do people find that the large step down from the barrel to the section makes it uncomfortable to hold? That's the first thing that worries me when I look at this pen. Otherwise, it's gorgeous!

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    I have the Bamboo clipless and it has a similar step down as this one. I do not find it uncomfortable.
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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken
    We talked about that on my Bamboo pen and I forgot to bring it up when the final order came around.
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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Very nice looking pen.


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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken
    I really like the idea of a single flat. that would be a strange and beautiful pen.

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken
    We talked about that on my Bamboo pen and I forgot to bring it up when the final order came around.
    I don't think it would work nearly so well on a Bamboo style, though. Would just take away from the look of the nodes. I think. Maybe.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Phooey to clips ... I love it.
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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken
    We talked about that on my Bamboo pen and I forgot to bring it up when the final order came around.
    I don't think it would work nearly so well on a Bamboo style, though. Would just take away from the look of the nodes. I think. Maybe.

    Ken
    I guess you are right. Loving the pen and hope to get a review out soon.

    I imagine an Omas 360 shaped barrel would be difficult to do.
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    Default Re: 'Simplicity' Style FP in Ruby Red Acrylic, with 18K Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by drgoretex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Ken, I think a flat spot on the pen would help avoid rolling and make a pen a very cool (if asymmetrical) shape.
    Actually, a very compelling idea. A single flat for uniqueness, all up cap and barrel, or perhaps a flat on either side kind of like a Lamy Safari barrel. Hmmm.....

    Ken
    We talked about that on my Bamboo pen and I forgot to bring it up when the final order came around.
    I don't think it would work nearly so well on a Bamboo style, though. Would just take away from the look of the nodes. I think. Maybe.

    Ken
    I guess you are right. Loving the pen and hope to get a review out soon.

    I imagine an Omas 360 shaped barrel would be difficult to do.
    Never mind the Omas - One of my upcoming pen projects is to create a six-sided pen, for reasons I will explain when I make it. *That* is going to be a bit tricky...

    Ken

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