I’ll do a more detailed review, I promise. In the meantime I wanted to put up pictures.
Here’s the Mina in blue-beige ebonite. I love the subtle flare at the ends. Come to think of it this particular Mina would make a great pair of jeans.
I asked for a 2.3 mm nib leaning towards crisp, and got it.
Cartridge/converter, with better-than-expected flow. Then again Platinum Carbon Black and italic nibs work well together. Note the jagged end of the upstroke on the “c” in “italic” in the writing sample – the nib is not rounded at the edges and it takes some getting used to.
In for a penny, in for a pound. Here’s the Huron Grande in Tortoise Lucite. I asked Brian for a material that would let me see ink sloshing inside the barrel. When the Huron Grande came, I chickened out. It’s too beautiful to stain! For now I’m using the converter that came with the pen.
The nib is a medium that has been ground to an XF and modified for flex.
The flow is around 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Size comparison: M101N, Mina, Huron Grande, Danitrio (around Takumi size).
The Huron Grande eats all my pens for lunch AND dinner.
I see more from the Edison Pen Company in my future. (Brian knows what pen people like.) Thanks for the exceptional service and attention to detail.