FireSider Glass: The Implosion Grip Jellyfish Pen

When I was a kid my Dad bought me a glass pen from a road side vendor in Venice Italy, but I had no idea what to do with it. I didn’t really understand the idea of dipping the nib in ink and writing with it. It was a beautiful pen made of blue glass and gold flecks. In the end I considered it more decorative than anything else.

That isn’t the case with the FireSpider Glass pen I only recently purchased. Not only is it beautiful and worthy of being on display, but it’s as functional as any dip pen I’ve ever used, if not more so.

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And when I think back to my first glass pen, I realize that this one is much better made. Although I shouldn’t really be surprised since it was a road side vendor for tourists.

If you don’t know who ‘Peter Draws’ is, you should check him out. I stumbled upon him while watching YouTube videos one day and ended up seeing his review of a FireSpider Glass dip pen. That was it for me, I knew that if ever I was going to buy another glass pen, this would be it.

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It’s taken about a year of following Skyler Blood-Raiter’s (that is the coolest name ever!) instagram for me to finally pull the trigger and buy one. I knew I wanted a glass pen with a white tip because I thought it would showcase the ink much better overall. So I ended up choosing one called the Implosion Grip Jellyfish Pen, although some of his Galaxy pens were very tempting.

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Using it has been a total pleasure. The glass nib is so smooth that it glides right over fountain pen paper, and the fissures on it keep the ink flowing for much longer than I would have expected before I have to dip it into ink again. The grip on the pen is comfortable and it’s weight is substantial enough to feel like you’re writing with a regular fountain pen.

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The one thing is, that I’m scared of dropping and breaking it. But I guess that’s the kind of fear that comes with any glass object. It’s just soooooo beautiful, I’m in awe of the artistry it took to make it and since I’m a generally clumsy person, I find myself looking at it more than writing with it. I’ll have to get over that fear though, because it’s a pen that deserves to be utilized.

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As for the price. These pens go from anywhere between $75 and up. I believe you can also order a custom glass pen from him if you’re interested. If you scroll through his testimonials you can see that he once made a cuttlefish nibbed pen for someone, that is pretty badass looking.

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In the end wether I use the pen or not, it’s still a gorgeous piece of art worth mention.

Thank you For Reading!

 

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