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DC Bound!

Posted by on Aug 03 2009

Hi Pen Fans!

I will be attending the DC Pen Show this coming weekend.

I will have my entire inventory, along with examples of materials.  I will bring my nib adjusting tools as well.

Also – I will have two pens that will be going to a charity auction right after the pen show when I return home.

The auction will be hosted on a website and will benefit Cherished Creations.

These two pens are very special, and both are like no other pen that I’ve done in the past.  They both turned out very nice, and I’m super-proud of them!

If you miss the show, stay tuned to the website, as the pens will make an appearance here after the show!

I hope to meet more of my clients live in DC!

Brian at Edison

Introducing the Huron….

Posted by on Jul 22 2009

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m proud to introduce my newest model, The Huron.

I’d like to discuss a little about its design.

On most of my pens, the design calls for a step from the barrel to the barrel threads.  A good example of this is the Pearl.  The Pearl has a dramatic step from barrel to barrel threads.  It is an integral part of the design.

Some customers have told me that they would prefer that this step was not present on their pens.  With this in mind, I have designed the Huron.

The transition from the barrel, to the barrel threads, to the section is smooth and seamless.  The section is also longer and less dramatic in it’s curve.  The clip sits a little lower with a larger finial.  All of this leads to a pretty slender and elegant design, similar to early American pens.

When prototyping this pen, I was seriously torn between two clips. 

I did some market research by sending pictures to friends, collecting opinions on the webcam, and posing this clip dilemma to people whose opinion I trusted.

The opinions were so extremely polarized, that I was only further perplexed.

I started thinking…"I’m a custom penmaker, right?  Why not offer them both?"

So with this pen, the customer will have a choice of two clips.  There is a segmented clip, as well as a straight clip, as show below.

                           

Both of these clips are available as rhodium or gold plated, however…the straight clip with gold plating will not be here for another couple of weeks, as they need to be plated.

Obviously, the pen is available in the materials shown on the Huron Main Page, but any custom material that you and I can dream up is available.

Please go here for more details.

Thanks,

Brian at Edison

Sneak Peek at a New Prototype…

Posted by on Jul 04 2009

Hi Pen Fans!

This is a quick look at a new prototype.

Most of my pens have a step going from the barrel to section threads. 

Some people have told me that they would prefer a smooth transition from barrel, to threads, to section.

This pen has accomplished this, along with a thinner barrel than my typical pens, making for a pretty elegant design.

I am still making some clip decisions, but this is a a good idea as to how this pen will look.

Email me if interested in this pen, but I anticipate an official launch in the next couple of weeks.

Also, since this is a prototype, I’ll be happy to hear critiques!  Nothing is finalized yet.

Brian at Edison

 

Vacation…

Posted by on May 04 2009

Hi Pen Fans!

Chicago was a a blast.  I had a chance to meet more of my clients, shake hands, and sell some pens!

I’ll be on a much needed vacation this week, returning to the lathe on Monday the 11th.

I’ll be camping with my family, so internet access is doubtful.  If I don’t return emails, then you’ll know why.

The piston filler is now at the stage of a working prototype and is ready for production.

I anticipate to make an official announcement on the 11th, and then I’ll be shipping orders late May.

Take care.

Brian at Edison

Chicago, Piston Filler, and (whew….vacation….)

Posted by on Apr 24 2009

Hi Pen Fans.

Next week, I will be attending the Chicago Pen Show.

I’ll have my full inventory there, along with at least a prototype, if not a complete version for the new piston fIller.

Speaking of, the piston filler is scheduled to be in full production after May 11th. 

And lastly, I’m taking a much needed vacation the week of May 4th.

More updates to come.  If I’m not great with emails this coming week, you’ll know why.

Brian at Edison

Two Tone and Rhodium 18k Nibs…

Posted by on Mar 22 2009

Hi Pen Fans.

I recently received my new shipment of 18k gold nibs.  This includes two tone and rhodium nibs, in addition to my gold nibs.

The gold and rhodium nibs are available in Fine, Medium and Broad.

Currently, the two tone nibs are only avaibable in Fine, but I’ll be getting Mediums and Broads in a couple of months.

Coming soon – Sailor Ink and Piston Fillers!

Thanks.

Brian at Edison

What a show in LA!

Posted by on Feb 18 2009

In spite of the redeye home, the show in LA was phenomenal!

Aaron at Pentiques took a lot of videos, and trust me, they are worth watching.

Click here to see Aaron’s videos.

Outside of what you see here I had some fanastic evenings.  Bruno CorsinI showed me a new technique on how to approach my internal threading.

I also spent about three hours having drinks and talking pens with Paul Rossi.  He critiqued my work, and gave some VERY valuable information.  Super-nice guy.

Brian at Edison

LA Bound!

Posted by on Feb 09 2009

Hi Pen Fans.

I’ll be heading to the LA Pen Show this week.

I will be set up sometime after lunch on Thursday, and I’ll be displaying until the end of the day on Sunday.  Then Monday will be a much needed vacation day!

This is one of the biggest pen shows in the US.  I heard that there will be 170 tables!

I’ll have my entire inventory there…the Tuxedo Series, the #76 (bulb, CC, and eyedropper), the Pearl, the Herald, and Glenmont.

I’m looking forward to meeting more of my clients live!

Take care,

Brian at Edison

 

 

The New #76 in Three Versions, The Tuxedo Series, and More…

Posted by on Jan 27 2009

Hi Pen Fans!

I’ve been awfully busy lately.  There are many new items to announce, so I’ll get right to it.

 

The #76 is my newest model.

This will be available in three versions.

The Premier Edition, which is a limited edition of six….

Next up is a bulb filler version of the same pen….

 

And then the standard version…

Please click here to learn more about the #76.

 

Next up is the Tuxedo Series.

Bruce Boone is an independent artisan ring maker.  He’s been a good friend of mine for quite a while, and we decided to collaborate our talents to offer a pen/ring set.  Click here to see more of his work.  His line of rings are quite impressive.

What we came up with is an ebonite Herald Pen with a matching ring made of titanium with an ebonite inlay.

This set will be a limited edition of Twenty.


 

 

Next up….with some tutulage from David Broadwell, I’ve begun to add releif carvings to my pens.

Here is a Pearl with an Oak Leaf carved into the body.  All done by hand.

The leaf is infilled with an antique bronze enamel.  Expect to see more carvings.  Some will not be infilled, and some will be with an antique silver enamel.

Click here to see more regarding the carved Pearl.

 

And lastly….(phew!)…

There are some new materials on the Pearl and Herald pages.

Philly was a successful show.  It was great to meet more clients live.  I hope to see more of you in LA!

Brian at Edison