The Collier fountain pen from Edison Pen Company

The Collier fountain pen from Edison Pen Company

Initial Impressions

The Collier from Edison Pen Company is my third fountain pen. This pen fits so well in my hand, and the nib writes so smoothly. The Collier is six inches long, making it a half inch longer than my Lamy Safari and one and a quarter inches longer than my Pilot Prera. It is also wider than the other two. The concave grip section comfortably keeps my hand in place, and the threads above the section go unnoticed when writing. And I cannot stop staring at the antique marble pattern in the barrel. You can get it in three other colors if you prefer.

The Collier, in antique marble finish, from the Edison Pen Company. I ordered mine with a medium steel nib. Photographed in my hotel room with my Sony RX1. Lucky me that my hotel room has a nice counter surface.

The Collier, in antique marble finish, from the Edison Pen Company. I ordered mine with a medium steel nib. Photographed in my hotel room with my Sony RX1. Lucky me that my hotel room has a nice counter surface.

From left: Pilot Prera, Retro '51 Tornado, Lamy Safari, Edison Collier. The Collier is my favorite (and most expensive) fountain pen so far. The size and light weight fit my hand perfectly when writing.

From left: Pilot Prera, Retro '51 Tornado, Lamy Safari, Edison Collier. The Collier is my favorite (and most expensive) fountain pen so far. The size and light weight fit my hand perfectly when writing.

This medium nib on the Collier makes a very wet line of ink, causing the written line width to be wider than the lines made by the Pilot Prera and Lamy Safari, which also have medium steel nibs. I'll probably order a fine nib for the Collier. However, you can see below that the medium nib in the Collier creates noticeable shading in the line, which I like.

Edison Collier, Lamy Safari, and Pilot Prera writing samples. All have medium nibs and all are filled with Pelikan's Edelstein Tanzanite ink. The paper is from a Rhodia Webnotebook, which is a 90g paper made by Clairefontaine.

Edison Collier, Lamy Safari, and Pilot Prera writing samples. All have medium nibs and all are filled with Pelikan's Edelstein Tanzanite ink. The paper is from a Rhodia Webnotebook, which is a 90g paper made by Clairefontaine.

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