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Philly Bound….

Posted by on Jan 19 2011

Hi Pen Fans!

Everything is being packed up, and we’ll be heading off to Philly soon for the Pen Show.

We will have around 100 pens inventoried include the new Mina, and the Stilwell in various colors.

Ernest Shin with Hakimin Urushi Kobo will be sharing a table with us, and I’m sure that he’ll have some new work to show off.

If you are considering attending, I highly recommend it, as Philly is one of the best pen shows.

Hope you see you there!

Brian at Edison


More Evening Webcasts Will be Coming…Suggestions?

Posted by on Jan 16 2011

Hi Pen Fans.

The evening webcast to announce the Stilwell was a huge success.

We not only got through the Stilwell, but was able to discuss a bevy of pen related topics.  If you missed the webcast, it was recorded, and can be seen here.

I’m realizing that these webcasts can be very beneficial to my clients.

So I am going to plan another webcast after the Philly Pen Show, and I’m looking for suggestions.

I have topics on mind, but I wanted to ask everyone….

What topic would you like to discuss over the next evening webcast?

These webcasts do not have to be Edison related.  Any topic that will enhance your time with pens is the idea.



Brian at Edison

Introducing the Stilwell!

Posted by on Jan 13 2011

Hi Pen Fans!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce the first overlay pen from the Edison Pen Company.  This pen will be called the Stilwell.

See the slideshow below for photos of this pen, or visit the

Smugmug gallery including a video of the pen.

For pricing and specifications, please vitis the The Stilwell Main Page.

If you missed last night’s webcast, is was recorded.  We covered the Stilwell in detail, along with many other Edison updates…new prototypes, future plans, etc…

This video is archived here.

Here’s a slideshow showing the pen….


Brian at Edison

Teaser Photos of the Stilwell…

Posted by on Jan 09 2011

Hi Pen Fans!

There is a new pen model that is almost ready for consumption!

I have a few teaser photos to share….

You can probably tell from the photos above that this will be an overlay pen…a first for Edison.

I have a few minor finishing touches to put on this pen early this coming week, so here’s the plan….

I will host a live webcast to announce this pen this week on Wednesday the 12th, at 9:00 pm EDT.  I will share all photos, videos, and answer all questions regarding this pen.  You can watch this on my Webcam Page, or my Ustream.tv page, so tune in!

Then the official launch of this pen will be either Wednesday night after the broadcast (if I’m not too exhausted) or first thing Thursday morning.

I’ve never been so excited about a new pen model!  It’s taken a lot of restraint to not announce this pen earlier, but I really need to make sure that all the details are ironed out.

So keep your ear to the ground, and I hope to see lots of you Wednesday night!


Brian at Edison

Quick Contest….A Free Mystery Item!

Posted by on Dec 07 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

Next week, there will be a couple of new announcements at the Edison Pen Co.

Stay tuned…but for now, I thought that I would put out a teaser.

I’ve cropped a photo of a new item in a purposefully deceiving manner, which is below….

Take a guess at what this mystery item is!  The correct guess will receive one for free.

To keep this fair….please post all guesses within the comments section of this blog post….do not send me emails.

If there is no correct guess within a day or two, I’ll put out another photo revealing a little more…


Below are photos of this pen rest.  They will be announced next week, along with a new pen model…stay tuned!



Brian at Edison

The Urushi Herald Project…

Posted by on Dec 06 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

The Edison Pen Company is proud to announce it’s second collaborative project with Ernest Shin, of Hakumin Urushi Kobo.

This new Urushi project will be based on the Herald Pen.

This is coming on the heels of the Pearl Urushi Project, which was a smashing success.

Edison and Hakumin Urushi will create a unique Kara-nuri

version of the Herald.  This will be a Limited Edition of only 20 pens. 

The Urushi Pearl technique was definitely visually active.  This Urushi Herald will be in cooler tones and more subdued, in comparison, using shades of teal blue accented with gold.  See the photos below.

This technique is similar to the one used on the Urushi Pearl Project with the key differences how the mottling is applied and the pigmentation of the lacquer. The base color of this lacquer was produced by carefully choosing a mixture various modern and traditional pigments to produce a lacquer that would not darken excessively while maintaining the same degree of durability and hardness urushi is known for. The different shades seen in the sample were then created by adding small amounts of a tinting pigment to produce lighter tints of the same color which were then applied in subsequent layers to produce an active play of shades. The gold accents used in this technique, is 23.5K gold powder of the same sort used in the Urushi Pearl Project

Here is a photo of the Herald Pen.  Based on this poll at the Fountain Pen Network, this will be a clipless pen.


And here is an example of the Urushi technique that will be used on this pen….

The same as the Pearl Urushi Project, we are taking orders, and then the pens will be constructed.  The process will be documented with photos and video so you want watch your pen being "born".

Please visit the Urushi Herald Project Page for more details, ordering information, as well as progress pictures and videos…


Brian at Edison, and Ernest at Hakumin Urushi

Write Time at 9 and Gift Certificates

Posted by on Nov 29 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

Topics covered in the video blog below are…

1.  I’ll be on Write Time at 9 with Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens and Ink Nouveau.
This will be Tuesday, November 30th, at 9:00 pm EDT.

The webcast will be at this link….

One detail that I forgot to mention in the video blog – Brian and I will be announcing a special Holiday giveaway, so be sure to tune in for more information.

2.  Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are now available from the Edison Pen Company.
Click this link or watch the video for more details.




Brian at Edison