There is a local wood turner here on the Sunshine Coast by the name of Stephen Youngberry who creates an assortment of items, including wooden bowls, clocks and fountain pens. I was introduced to him by a good friend of mine who helps out at the Landsborough market.
I will provide more details on how to get in contact with him at the end of the review, but for now, I wish to let you know how awesome my fountain pen is.
I’m not 100% sure on the type of wood that was used for my pen, however I do love the colour. Firstly, the pen feels quite heavy to hold. In my opinion, this is a thing I love about pens. It means that it is well made of materials that will last for an extremely long time. Secondly, the pen is quite thick. Compared to a few of the others I have purchased and reviewed, a thick pen makes it more comfortable to write with for long periods of time.
I can’t get too specific on this one as I didn’t order it with the notion of what size nib I wanted, but I can tell you a few important details. Stephen supplied me with an ink converter which I’ve used to ink the pen with Noodler’s Green. The pen also allows for any standard international cartridges to be used, which is a really good bonus.
The only downside I’ve found is not with the pen itself, but with the ink. I haven’t used Noodler’s before and I’ve found it to be very wet and slow-drying. Not too helpful when you’re quickly writing stuff down… and you’re left handed!
Overall, I’m extremely satisfied with my pen. It was $45, and I believe it was worth every cent. I’ve provided Stephen Youngberry’s details below so that you are able to contact him if you’d like your own. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind posting, either, it will only cost you a little extra. Please ignore the date at the top as this is an old picture. If you shoot him an email or give him a call I’m sure he’d be more than happy to help you out.
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