After tackling the Mont Blanc, I had a closer look at the Sedona kits that I (re)discovered in my pen kit, and decided it wouldn’t actually be a complicated build. It has a large-diameter brass tube core, so I opted for a larger blank I had to ensure that I didn’t suffer any splitting during the drilling step. And I had a perfect piece of Tiger Myrtle for the job.
This was also a good test of the drilling vice – how easy it copes with changing the size of the blank, and it proved to be no drama.
The pen lid is threaded, and can screw onto the end when the pen is used, giving it a very nice feel, weight and balance. It is also interesting writing with a fountain pen – a completely different feel to a ball point. I haven’t used one since the Navy – it is traditional to hand write letters (posting acceptance letters from vague memory) using a fountain pen. 12 or so years on, and I’m rediscovering fountain pens as a writing implement. They also make quite a statement when you use one in a meeting, just have no idea what that statement is!
Even capped, the style has a bit of punch, but it is interesting watching the reaction when the cap is removed and they discover the iridium nib, rather than the ball point they were expecting. The finish, like normal for me these days is the significantly durable and glossy (by choice) CA finish. (CA = Cyanoacrylate = Superglue)
The pen obviously comes apart for refilling, and comes with both a standard ink cartridge (purchasable from stationary shops). It also comes with an interesting cartridge that has a bit of a syringe thing happening. It is a reloadable cartridge, designed to be used with an ink bottle to refill.
So another pen design experienced – by no means the cheapest (or the most expensive). Around $25 for the pen mechanism.
It is a nice pen :)