Friday, August 31, 2012

First Blood

This was the first thing that caught my eye at the DC show:


Ah, that first purchase at the pen show, when it seems nobody has anything smaller than a twenty, and this was only five bucks. People could have been selling Lincolns for six bucks all day long and done pretty well, I’d imagine.

This wasn’t quite what I’d remembered of the Trupoint, which usually turns up in a lizardskin sort of pattern, like that seen on page 158 of The Catalogue:


But I’d forgotten about that top example. This one has the same clip:


And as I was racking my brain for where I had seen this clip before, I remembered the article I wrote here just a few weeks ago on August 5, in which I had compared the clip on the "Federal" to that on the "Moderne." Well, the "Federal" may have been close:


But the Trupoint is a dead ringer!

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