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    Question Upstream or Downstream??

    Which one looks more appealing, the fish swimming Upstream or Downstream?

    The barrels are laser cut inlays I purchased using African Blackwood and 6 BOW fish. Finished with 6 coats of MINWAX Oil Modified Water Based Clear Satin Polyurethane.

    The first pen is Sierra Ti Gold/Black Ti with an Aussie Pacifica Tapa Cap Band and Center Band with the fish swimming Upstream.

    The second pen is a Elegant Beauty Ti Gold/Platinum with the fish swimming Downstream.

    Les











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    I'd have to go with 'up-stream'...a lot of fish species swim upstream to spawn, that's good enough for me LOL
    They also face the current to hold their place at times,for territorial reasons and oxygen content{more water across the gills = more oxygen} and at other times that's the likely direction food will be coming from.
    I'd be happy with both versions....well done
    Last edited by Ken Cook; 04-01-2012 at 04:38 AM.

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    Great looking pens Les. Looks like both to me.
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    My preference is the downstream version (swimming toward the nib). I think the fish should be looking at what the pen is writing instead of the hand that's holding it.

    Fine-looking work, by the way.
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    I'm with Vaughn in preferring the downstream version.

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    Could go either way but I do like up.
    Dennis

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    Thanks for everyone's comments.
    Downstream it is!
    To me it just looks right going with the direction of the nib and the flow of the ink.

    Les




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