Hi Pen Fans!
I’m proud to introduce my newest model, The Huron.
I’d like to discuss a little about its design.
On most of my pens, the design calls for a step from the barrel to the barrel threads. A good example of this is the Pearl. The Pearl has a dramatic step from barrel to barrel threads. It is an integral part of the design.
Some customers have told me that they would prefer that this step was not present on their pens. With this in mind, I have designed the Huron.
The transition from the barrel, to the barrel threads, to the section is smooth and seamless. The section is also longer and less dramatic in it’s curve. The clip sits a little lower with a larger finial. All of this leads to a pretty slender and elegant design, similar to early American pens.
When prototyping this pen, I was seriously torn between two clips.
I did some market research by sending pictures to friends, collecting opinions on the webcam, and posing this clip dilemma to people whose opinion I trusted.
The opinions were so extremely polarized, that I was only further perplexed.
I started thinking…"I’m a custom penmaker, right? Why not offer them both?"
So with this pen, the customer will have a choice of two clips. There is a segmented clip, as well as a straight clip, as show below.
Both of these clips are available as rhodium or gold plated, however…the straight clip with gold plating will not be here for another couple of weeks, as they need to be plated.
Obviously, the pen is available in the materials shown on the Huron Main Page, but any custom material that you and I can dream up is available.
Please go here for more details.
4 replies on “Introducing the Huron….”
This is really something that would only come from a maker that cared about what his customers think. Hats off to you for asking and then acting on what you heard. Thank you, I like that both clips are offered.
Nice job yet again, Brian. I like the design of this pen- it is less conventional in design yet is aesthetically pleasing.
Time for me to start saving for a lavender ebonite Huron with a fine stub…
To me the different material types actually make this look like different pens. I like that very much.