05-09-2015, 06:53 PM
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My good buddy Jeremiah Hix of Hix Signature Heirlooms made me this amazing fountain pen tonight while I watched. Serious talent here.

I was able to pick the blank, give feedback on the shape, & watch every aspect of creation. It was a pretty cool experience.

I hope y'all enjoy the pictures. I look forward to using it in the coming days. The wood is Silver Big Leaf Maple Burl. The metal components are a black titanium finish.

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 05-09-2015, 07:08 PM
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Brian, that is simply stunning.  To get to watch it come into being must have been amazing.  What is the nib on the pen?

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 05-09-2015, 07:24 PM
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It was a great experience. The nib is a medium Jowo. 

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 05-09-2015, 08:35 PM
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Very Nice Brian.

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 05-10-2015, 12:41 PM
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Wow, beautiful pen. Use it in good health.

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 05-10-2015, 04:32 PM
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Brian,
Oohhh.. I like it. Nice pics. What is it made of? Is that a wood/resin mix like shave brushes? Or did the burl take the stain in that interesting pattern

And most importantly - how does it write?

Phil

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 05-10-2015, 04:37 PM
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Brian, you have definitely hit a chord on The Ink Well.  Traditional shaving and fountain pen use seem to have more in common than most folks realize.

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 05-10-2015, 04:55 PM
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Wowwww!!! That is a great looking pen!

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 05-10-2015, 05:11 PM
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(05-10-2015, 04:32 PM)PhilNH5 Wrote: Brian,
Oohhh.. I like it. Nice pics. What is it made of? Is that a wood/resin mix like shave brushes? Or did the burl take the stain in that interesting pattern

And most importantly - how does it write?

Phil

Phil, it is simply wood with a dye. My friend uses a vacuum and custom colors his blanks. I can't tell you how many I was able to look through and choose from. I wanted blue or green and went with this one. The look changed a ton while he was turning it and that was awesome to watch. 

It writes very smooth and wet. Much more wet than I like as a lefty. I prefer fine to extra-fine nibs and this is a medium. In church today I did write with the nib upside down to get a much finer line. It currently has an unknown cartridge in it and I will switch it to a converter with a green ink in it of course. 
(05-10-2015, 04:37 PM)freddy Wrote: Brian, you have definitely hit a chord on The Ink Well.  Traditional shaving and fountain pen use seem to have more in common than most folks realize.

It is amazing how many so-called "retro" things we can start to be interested in. First it was shaving for me, then fountain pens, and now pomades for styling hair. Pretty fun journey, that's for sure. 

(05-10-2015, 04:55 PM)MsBlackwolf Wrote: Wowwww!!! That is a great looking pen!

Thanks! He does stunning work. 

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