Przemysław Marciński Blue Swirl Custom Pen

 

Przemysław Marciński is a talented polish artisan who offers handcrafted fountain pens. I’ve already reviewed two of his pens:

  1. Black Oak Cigar
  2. Perun

I encourage you to check this reviews as I add some details about Przemek in them. I don’t want to paste the same beginning in every review, so let’s get to the point right now.

Some time ago Przemek lent me three of his pens to play with. I like all of them and it would be difficult for me to tell you which one is my favorite. While I’m not sure I would choose this blue acryllic one, I’m pretty sure many of you will enjoy this design most. What’s there not to like?

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This pen boasts a simple, clean design. The pen is clipless and made of blue acrylic resin, ebonite and silver. The body is made of blue acrylic resin that looks stunning in direct sunlight. It glitters and glows. It’s great material. The cap and the section were made of ebonite and two rings you’ll see on cap are silver. Blue ring on the cap is acrylic – it wasn’t slipped onto ebonite rod and it looks clean.

Construction, feel and quality

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I like this pen as it looks appealing to me designwise but also is pretty reliable in most situations. The cap screws smoothly onto acrylic threads. I remember that in one of interviews Brian Grey mentioned that doing good threads was the hardest skill to master in this craft. I suspect that before one is able to create well working threads some gazillion of acrylic blocks is destroyed. Anyway Przemek mastered this skill and the threads work fine.

The pen is rather light. As I enjoy heavier pens I was surprised by how light it actually felt in the hand. It can’t be really capped. I don’t mind as I never cap pens but some poeple do and they won’t be happy.

The nib

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The pen can be bought with JoWo nib in all sizes and types. At the moment it has two tone 1.5 stub that, in my opinion, doesn’t fit this particular design very well. I believe steel, monocolor nib would look better on this one. But it’s just me. The nib and feed work well and supply satisfying level of ink.

Filling system

Schmidt converter or cartridges (both long and short). Nothing exciting here.

Summary

This pen is handmade and the craftsmanship is top notch. As most other handmade fountain pens it isn’t cheap (>100$). While I really enjoy this pen I do realise you can easily buy great fountain pens for less (Lamy 2000, Pilot Custom Heritage 92 etc). Personally I enjoy unique things and artisanal products. They are not, however, for every one. I perfectly understand why someone would rather choose Pelikan or Waterman or Platinum or Pilot or other fountain pen.

On the other hand if you collect custom made fountain pens and appreciate quality I would encourage you to take a look at Przemek creations. Maybe one of them will appeal to you or maybe you have some crazy idea and look for someone who would make it real?

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