Yet another beautiful creation from the talented hands of Jonathon Brooks (Carolina Pen Company) that was part of a big order that started last summer and finished at the beginning of this year. Have a look at this:
So sorry for the hard start. This pen had never done that before and interestingly I put the same ink in my Newton Orville and it seems to be doing the same thing so perhaps it’s the ink? Don’t know. I do know that once it gets going it’s a super wet and smooth writer.
So this pen came to be when Jonathon sent me a picture of this resin he’d procured. It was clear plastic with shredded bits of Canadian currency suspended in it. Lots of red so a high concentration of $50 bits. 🙂 I instantly knew I needed a pen made using this stuff so I asked him if we could use this in a pen to attach to my order with the oversize orange crush pen. He agreed and based on my friend Kata’s suggestion we went with a charcoal grey alumilite resin.
We went with a cylinder shape and clipless. The grey material Jonathon poured turned out wonderfully with a subtle bit of sparkle. It all comes together beautifully with a two tone broad 14k JoWo nib. Stunning.
The pen is well balanced and fills with the included converter or as an eyedropper for a larger ink capacity. The money bit acts as an ink window with a bright light source. Jonathon took care to clear coat seal the money material so it doesn’t absorb ink into the paper fibers.