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What comes in a box like this?

Something I treated myself to recently:































Conway Stewart make some of the world's finest handmade pens (their range includes pens costing over £10,000, although mine wasn't close to that amount) and they're a Plymouth firm. Winston Churchill wrote with a Conway Stewart. They are currently in administration, but it looks like they will find a buyer. I'm hoping that my Finesse is worth a bit more because they spelt the name wrong on the barrel!

The pen itself is lovely. It writes very smoothly and is beautifully balanced in the hand. It isn't the largest fountain pen you'll ever see by any means, but it is pleasingly heavy. It's actually solid sterling silver with a resin veneer rather than resin, which accounts for the weight. I prefer heavier pens.

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miss_next
Jan. 20th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! - but I must say that's some serious over-packaging. I was expecting either a shirt or an external hard drive. :-)
lil_shepherd
Jan. 20th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
That is one beautiful pen. I had a (much, much cheaper)Conway Stewart when I was at school, and some fool stood on it. I've always regretted that pen.
king_of_wrong
Jan. 20th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's gorgeous :)
sally_maria
Jan. 20th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely pen.

I have a Conway Stewart pencil that belonged to my grandmother, and it still looks good after many, many years.

I tend to prefer my pens fairly heavy as well - I know Parker Duofolds are supposed to be special, but they just feel so light and nothing in your hand.
lanciatore
Jan. 22nd, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
I had my money on bespoke tailoring before I scrolled down.....
philmophlegm
Jan. 22nd, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Sadly my bonus wasn't quite that large, although I did buy myself two new coats.

Edited at 2011-01-24 10:28 pm (UTC)
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