Welcome to- The Fountain Pen Community!

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Joe Cali Pens - a Class Act


R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Joe Cali Pens - a Class Act
Permalink Closed


Recently, I contacted Joe Cali about the possibility of building me a custom fountain pen.  I sent him an initial e-mail.  Along with photos of some of the other custom pens I had made for me in the past several years in mandarin yellow color, I asked if he would be willing to make one on his for me.  After a few more days had elapsed and a few additional e-mails back and forth, he sent me a three page hand-written prospectus covering options available, nib choices (modern and vintage), a color sample of the yellow hard rubber stock he had.  He, and this really floored me, also sent a selection of nibs from which to select.

I chose a vintage Parker Duofold broad nib for him to use in my pen, a button filler mechanism and gave him the constraints regarding pen length, diameter, etc. In addition, when I noted that the material he had on hand was a bit warmer than I liked, he got the color stock I wanted in a few days.  So far, it's been a pleasure dealing with him and I can't wait to get it (he said 2-3 months, but I'm hoping a bit sooner).  Naturally, I'll post some photos when I get it.

Jack blankstareblankstareblankstareblankstare  

-- Edited by Jack125 at 06:57, 2008-10-10

__________________
DWL


***

Status: Offline
Posts: 2016
Date:
Permalink Closed

Now that IS a top shelf guy. I don't think I could name 4 people doing custom work that would go that far above and beyond for a new client. I excited to see the furits of his labor. He does stunning work.

__________________

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
~Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them



R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Permalink Closed

I would guess it was partially because I sent him a photo of some of the other mandarin yellow pens I recently got from Bruce Hirshman, Brian Gray, Scott Meyer, etc. so he knows I am serious.

Jack biggrin

__________________


R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Permalink Closed

Received an e-mail from Joe Cali TODAY (11/21) - My pen IS finished and was shipped today.  It's due here Monday and will post some photos of it shortly after it arrives.

Jack biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

-- Edited by Jack125 at 16:43, 2008-11-21

__________________


Rookie

Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Date:
Permalink Closed

  Dennis,?

John

-- Edited by F/A Raptor at 06:17, 2008-11-14

__________________

   F/A Raptor


R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Permalink Closed

My Cali pen arrived this past Saturday and this is my first chance to report on it.  First some specs:

Pen Length (capped) - 6" (154mm)
Pen Length (posted cap) - 7 5/8" (194mm)
Pen Length (non-posted cap) - 5 3/4" (150mm)
Pen Diameter (at widest point) - 5/8"
Filling Type - Button filller
Nib - RARE Warranted 14K Music Nib (Wonderful writer)
Custom End Caps made of Mazzuchelli Celluloid
Clip Placement - closer to cap lip similar to 1920's Wateman's
Nib Setion - long attenuated eyedropper look

Now for a few photos:

Cali2.jpg

Cali1.jpg

Cali3.jpg

Enjoy looking.

Jack

-- Edited by Jack125 at 09:52, 2008-11-27

__________________


Rookie

Status: Offline
Posts: 22
Date:
Permalink Closed

Enjoy your Cali Pen!  It was made by a a very trustworthy craftsman, Mr. Joe Cali!

__________________


R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Permalink Closed

I agree wholeheartedly. It was an absolute pleasure working with him on this pen.

Jack

__________________


Experienced

Status: Offline
Posts: 41
Date:
Permalink Closed

Handsome pen!

Andy

__________________
Andrew M. Hoffman
San Diego, California
Torrey View is Andy's Blog


R.I.P.

Status: Offline
Posts: 290
Date:
Permalink Closed

Not only handsome but an awesome writer too.

Jack

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard