Hooked up with fellow member syngent on Tuesday to swap some soaps and stuff, and while we spoke about pens, before I could show him my meager stuff, our playtime was over and he had to go back to work. I inked up a Benton Clay mystery pen and dropped it at his workplace later that afternoon for him to play with, letting him know that it was a fairly inexpensive pen, so he shouldn't expect too much from it.
Fast forward to today....
Inked up a Kaweco classic (clear, F-nib) with Noodler's Black Eel and my Lamy Safari (1.5mm italic) with PR Blue Suede and then invited him to pick them up on his way home from work to play with for a week or so. He left a few minutes ago with a smile on his face.
The hook is set and he's taken the bait. Hopefully, he finds the treat tasty enough to venture into our little inky world.