Thursday, August 20, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 62

From budget Cross pens to one considerably more expensive -  Jerred's handsome Cross 'Peerless 125' fountain pen...

(all photos by Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This is a Cross Peerless 125. This is Cross's current flagship pen, and is named for the 125th anniversary of the first Cross Peerless, released in 1889. The finish here is Titanium Gray Lacquer, and the pen has a series of lines inscribed the length of the body and cap, giving a somewhat unique design element."

"The pen is larger in size, similar to the Leonardo Memento Zero that was the 2019 VPC pen, though with an oddly bulbous cap. The pen is somewhat on the heavier side at 44g capped/posted and 28g uncapped, but not quite as heavy as you might expect for a metal pen of this size."

"The real star of the show here, however, is the nib. The nib on the Peerless 125 is made by Sailor. While this may seem a little surprising, Cross has had nibs made by the likes of Pilot (Verve, Solo) and Pelikan (Townsend) in the past. The nib is 18k gold and rhodium-plated on this trim, and is roughly #6 sized. The gold content is actually a little surprising, as I am unaware of any current Sailor pens that use 18k gold nibs."

"The nib was an absolutely lovely writer out of the box. It was smooth with just a touch of feedback, moderately wet, and slightly bouncy. Even though I generally prefer glassy-smooth nibs, the nib is such a joy to write with I haven't bothered to do any work on it."

Congratulations on your new acquisition, Jerred, and many thanks for sharing it with us :) 

No comments: