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    Default A high-flying rollstop

    Today I have something special to showcase. Let's roll...

    This pen, branded Steiner with a factory engraving on the barrel that says "Steiner None Finer" (no, I am not kidding). Of course, true to the Redeem Pens tradition, an obscure old brand. The Warranted 14K nib came with the pen, it's flexible, high-quality one.

    This pen came to me without any clip, and unfortunately, the clip was the type that relies on rivets, not secured by an inner cap. So without the original tooling, even if I can source a clip that would look good, I won't be able to install it.

    What then? Luckily, I love cool looking rollstops. I selected a nice airplane ornament, which contrast nicely with the deep red woodgrain ebonite material. But not just any airplane, it's inspired by the Gee Bee racing plane (just look it up and prepare to be amazed). I won't belabor on how I attached the rollstop onto the cap, just trust me, that rollstop looks even more awesome in person, the pen won't roll off your table, and that little airplane won't roll off the cap, ever.

    So to tie it all in, a sketch inspired by the airplane itself. This time, I ended up using quite a bit of water, the paper bucked a bit but it's fine after the wash dried.

    Last edited by penwash; June 16th, 2021 at 09:33 AM.
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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Very cool!

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Great job Will.
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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    I love it!

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    An all-around winner! 👍🏻
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    You're the best. Now duplicate this post in that other thread, where it belongs...
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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    You're the best. Now duplicate this post in that other thread, where it belongs...
    Done, thanks for the reminder, pardner!
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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Today I have something special to showcase. Let's roll...

    This pen, branded Steiner with a factory engraving on the barrel that says "Steiner None Finer" (no, I am not kidding). Of course, true to the Redeem Pens tradition, an obscure old brand. The Warranted 14K nib came with the pen, it's flexible, high-quality one.

    This pen came to me without any clip, and unfortunately, the clip was the type that relies on rivets, not secured by an inner cap. So without the original tooling, even if I can source a clip that would look good, I won't be able to install it.

    What then? Luckily, I love cool looking rollstops. I selected a nice airplane ornament, which contrast nicely with the deep red woodgrain ebonite material. But not just any airplane, it's inspired by the Gee Bee racing plane (just look it up and prepare to be amazed). I won't belabor on how I attached the rollstop onto the cap, just trust me, that rollstop looks even more awesome in person, the pen won't roll off your table, and that little airplane won't roll off the cap, ever.

    So to tie it all in, a sketch inspired by the airplane itself. This time, I ended up using quite a bit of water, the paper bucked a bit but it's fine after the wash dried.

    Love the pen.
    Love the rollstop.
    Love the sketch.
    I assure you that the fact that my sharing the same waistline and initials as the plane is mere coincidence.

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
    Love the pen.
    Love the rollstop.
    Love the sketch.
    I assure you that the fact that my sharing the same waistline and initials as the plane is mere coincidence.
    Thank you!
    I am laughing *with* you on the first part of the last sentence.
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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    And here's the sketch as a poster (redbubble.com template, not real life)

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    If that was your desk, I'd suggest that you need this for it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/9596722...12c3d407a6b79a

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    Default Re: A high-flying rollstop

    Oh wow, that is quite cool!

    Expensive, but cool!!!
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