I bought this pen from Jonathan Donahaye on eBay, during my vintage Conway Stewart phase. I took it out today, toying with the idea of selling it, and decided to rinse and ink it. As usual, I convinced myself to keep the pen.
Based on the imprint and the shape of the clip, this is a late 28.
There’s always a surprise in every pen that makes me like it even more. This pen drew me for the beauty of its material. I didn’t know I could make the nib do flexy tricks – and it’s been more than a year since it arrived.
It could have been waiting for the right ink. Noodler’s Golden Brown matches the mid-to-light tones of the pen’s body. Such a disproportionately large thrill from such a small thing: but isn’t that why we love what we love?