Tiger Myrtle Sedona

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.

Sedona Fountain Pen

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!

Capped

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)

Components

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.

Refillable Ink Cartridge

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 :)

2 Responses

  1. Old farts like me learned to write with nib pens, (light up heavy down) and when we were old enough to get a fountain pen….WOW we were special.
    I blame ball points for the shocking state of writing these days,
    but many disagree.
    Looks a lovely pen, Stu.

    Robbo

  2. A difference between ball and fountain pens is that with the latter the writer’s grip and style flexes the nib in a particular way to produce their unique ‘hand’. Allowing another to use the pen changes that hand in a way that prevents the owner from subsequently writing smoothly. Much the same as one doesn’t share one’s stradivarius, I guess, that is why they call them a writing instrument. Therefore one doesn’t share the pen especially for high end pens or ones of personal value.

    I too obtained my pen licence with a nib pen dipped in ink (may have been an ink monitor once, can’t really recall). They were replaced the following year with ball points.

    Love the work you do, the pens look great.

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