Edited by stephenoverbury on September 13, 2017, 8:05 pm
His first email when i referred him to pentrace:
I'm afraid I have never been onto the Pentrace web-site, [and I'm not really too keen to do so!] so maybe you could send me pictures of the pen that you are asking me about, then perhaps I can answer your questions.
Sorry, but I hope that's a help.
Now for his poetic response to the technical description, and the sidetracking of how it is done, and the colorful answer as to how he is making out with his business:
I would describe it as a foliate raised repose pattern [Art Nouveau style] with a rustic background. It is quite obviously done in a professional manner, by a master craftsman.
In answer to your other question:- "Mind your own ####ing business!" (on an edit i can see pentrace blushes with words that are not in the dictionary and has crossed out the actual words from my email but just to let you know the word rhymes with puck, a hockey puck)
I remember my old days in London where I would buy up anything and everything at any price.As well as helping out a down and out Portobello dealer who was still living with his parents as an older dealer at that. It was Henry. I would buy the odd tired pen from his stall, mostly out of pity. He could barely pay for his train fare. Then the kind press he received by doing what most of us do not do, copying old designs in precious metals and overlaying pens and I gather all the kind press got to his head, this viral attention,I suspect he is still struggling with the train fare, pity as his work is half decent though not original. That's the only explanation I could offer to this rather strange response. Perhaps you'll learn more. Good luck Glenn....