First off, I hope that everyone had a great Holiday Season and a great New Year! Part of our plans for 2020 includes refreshing some of our materials within the Production Line, and the first to be announced is a new material for the Collier! Rock Candy!
This material is something that we’ve never used before, and it’s an interesting composition. It’s difficult to put into words, but it has an amazing amount of depth considering that it’s a flecked pattern. This gives it a pretty phenomenal shine. While this composition is not celluloid, it feels like celluloid. Honestly, it’s qualities remind me of original Sheaffer cebloplast, which are hard to find in a modern acrylic.
The Collier in Rock Candy will be replacing the Collier in Blue Steel. So the Collier offerings will now be Rock Candy, Burnished Gold, Persimmon Swirl, and Antique Marble.
So if you’d had your eye on a Blue Steel Collier, now is the time! Whatever is left within the inventories of our retailers is all that’s left!
It’s time for our Annual Signature Line Group Buy pen! I fully realize that this hasn’t been an annual thing the last couple of years, but it was always our intent. The last few years we have been very busy keeping up with our normal demand to do these extra projects. But if you’ve followed developments with us over the last year or so, you’ll recall that our new machinery along with some other factors have contributed to a lot of great things for us, including our productivity.
So the Group Buy Pen is back to being an annual event! For those of you who aren’t familiar with how our Group Buy Events have worked in the past, this is the only time that you will ever see any Edison Pen discounted.
For 2019, we are making a splash with the Group Buy pen by introducing a completely new model. The Brockton! Please see the video below for all details.
The 2019 LE Brockton is a Converter Filler in either Miami Nights Acrylic or Cream Soda Acrylic. Both of these pens have a Steel Black Oxide nib and a Satin Black Oxide Clip.
This pen is a numbered Limited Edition of 300 pens total. There will be 150 pens in Miami Nights and 150 pens in Cream Soda.
The Brockton is a relatively shorter Edison pen when capped, at a touch under 5″ inches or 125mm. However, the nib penetrates very deep into the cap, so when the cap is removed, the barrel is a surprising 4 7/8″ or 123mm. The pen is a compact package when capped, but then when the barrel is removed you quickly realize that the pen is more medium sized due to how far into the cap the barrel penetrates. The cap also posts very secure, making the posted length 6 1/8″ or 155mm. Please see the video above for all specifications as well as a comparison to other Edison models.
These pens are available with Steel nibs only in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm italic or 1.5mm italic.
The price for this pen is $199, normally $275.
Please note that the Brockton will now be a regular offering within our Signature Lineand that we can take custom orders for this pen in any material, clipless, roll stops, or other custom options such as a Draw Filler. But of course, this would be at the higher price. So the nature of this Group Buy allows us to offer a significant discount.
Please use the buttons below to purchase these pens. You will be directed to a secure site for checkout.
It’s been since at least 2011 that we’ve been working with the Goulet Pen Company on some very nice exclusive and special edition pens. Many of you are very familiar with the Premiere, which is been the flagship design of the Edison/Goulet collaboration since the beginning.
Well, it’s time for our collaboration to bring about a totally new model…the Ascent!
This is a pen that I began designing some months ago. The idea was based on many people stating that the Premiere’s pointed ends were less desirable and wishing for an alternative. So this design (while completely different than the Premiere) had the main goal of rounded over ends. In the end, the design ended up being a kind of “mini-Collier” in many aspects, especially the bull-nosed shape of the finial.
So anyone who isn’t a fan of the pointy ends on the Premiere and have also wished for a similar (but smaller) Collier-esque design should love this pen!
Below you can see Brian Goulet’s announcement video…
When we brought an exclusive Limited Edition Pen to the San Francisco Pen Show, it proved to be pretty popular. So we’re going to do another Limited Edition pen for the Ohio Show. Again, we will use special materials obtained from Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company.
Be sure to see the video above for all details, but below are photos of this pen. It is a Collier in a material that Jonathon “custom brewed” for us that we are calling Nebula. While the photos below are nice, be sure to see all of the subtle details in this material by seeing full resolution photos here, here, and here.
The edition will be limited to 15 pens. At the San Francisco Pen Show, our LE Exclusive Pen sold pretty fast, and we realize that some people were disappointed in this. For this reason we will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. First come, first serve each day. We realize that a lot of people can’t get off of work to attend a pen show on a Friday and we want everyone to have a shot at this pen who wants it.
If you cannot attend the pen show and like this material as much as I do, we have a bit more of it. While we cannot make a pen identical to this one and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same Nebula material. So be sure to email me if you’d like to speak about a non-limited edition pen made from this material.
Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory. Actually, we’ll be bringing a pen show record exceeding 380 pens! We will have lots of pens made from materials that we’ve never used before, especially some amazing translucent materials. We’ll also have more than 60 Menlo Draw Fillers.
First, we will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this weekend! We’ve always enjoyed this show and look forward to attending again this year!
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE! We will be arriving Friday Morning and will attend the full show schedule except for Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, we have a family event that we have to attend Sunday evening. So we will need to pack up around lunchtime on Sunday to exit a little earlier than we would like. So if you are attending the show and would like to see our display, please be aware of an early departure on Sunday.
I won’t have time to photograph all of the pens that we are bringing to show within this blog post, but we are bringing a lot of new stuff! We will be bringing a pen show record 80+ Menlo Draw Fillers, and about half of them are from new materials that we’ve never used before, most of them being translucent. Outside of the Menlos, we also have about 150+ pens that are new to our inventory. For those that can’t attend the Detroit Show, we’ll have those pens photographed and hosted in our galleries upon our return.
Next, Friday the 18th will commemorate Edison being in business for 12 years!
It was 12 years ago on October the 18th that I wrote my first invoice as the Edison Pen Company! It’s been a wonderful way to make a living! This whole thing started with a love for pens and an 80lb lathe in my garage. I never thought it would even be a living, let along what it’s become today! My wife, employees, and our families thank you sincerely for your support over the years!
Along with this, expect to see a lot of new things between now and the end of the year. A new pen design, some pretty special Limited Editions, and I’ve nearly completed a full video tour of our facility! So lots of new things coming between now and the end of the year, with lots more plans for 2020!
First, the inventory that we made for the San Francisco Pen Show has been photographed and uploaded to our galleries. There are about 50-60 pens that are new to the galleries and ready to ship. Click here to see all of the pens that are ready with no waiting. Email me if you are interested in one of these pens.
Below is quick slideshow of these pens or you can click this link for the gallery.
Next, we can no longer offer Binder Flex nibs. 🙁
Say it ain’t so!
It’s been about 3-4 years since Richard Binder announced his retirement. Since then I’ve considered myself lucky that he was willing to continue making flex nibs for us, in spite of his mostly retired status.
I knew that the day would come when Richard would want to either back off or stop completely, and that day has come unfortunately.
So we can no longer offer Binder Flex Nibs, I’m sorry! All of the flex nibs that we have left are accounted for with backlogged orders. So if you have an order in with us that involves a flex nib, fear not! We do have your nib!
I’d like to take a minute to thank Richard for doing these flex nibs for as long as he did. Richard was essentially continuing to do me a favor as a friend after his retirement, and I’ve always been very grateful that he continued making these for Edison as long as he did.
Please don’t forget that we still do offer Edison Stock Flex Nibs. These nibs are definitely quite respectable as what I call “modern” flex, whereas Richard’s nibs were just like vintage “wet-noodles’, both having their place.
We’re packing for the San Francisco Pen Show! We’ll be set up this weekend Friday through Sunday. This is the first time attending the San Francisco Pen Show, so we truly hope to see some of our fans that we haven’t been able to meet face-to-face yet.
We will be bringing a Limited Edition pen that will be exclusive to the SF Pen Show. See here for all details regarding this pen or watch the video below.
Besides the LE Exclusive Pen, we’ll be bringing more than 360 pens to this show. All of these pens are shown in the video below.
If you see something that you like but can’t attend the show, feel free to email me to discuss.
It’s been a long time that I’ve been admiring Jonathon Brooks’ work as a penmaker, but also as a maker of pretty amazing materials. I have always wanted to work with Jonathon and some if his great materials. Last year at the DC Pen Show we started to hatch some plans….
Jonathan sent me some material samples not too long ago, and I really liked what I was working with. After making a few pens with these samples, I started to think of some kind of Limited Edition, but something that would remain small and simple to begin with.
Since we are attending the San Francisco Pen Showfor the first time ever later this month on the 23rd, we figured that this might be a great time to set up an exclusive pen for the San Francisco Pen Show, and Jonathon’s materials looked to be perfect fit.
So we recently put the finishing touches on a pen design that we’ll bring to the San Francisco Pen Show, sold exclusively at the show…..
This is a Menlo, but without a centerband. This is a material that Jonathon made exclusively for Edison that is loosely based on his “Japanese Autumn”, but Jonathon added some more reds and oranges to set this material apart. The Menlo is typically a Draw Filler, but we made this pen as a converter filler. You can see in the photo above that we created a nice engraving to note the exclusivity of this pen to the 2019 San Francisco Pen Show.
This pen will be available at the San Francisco Pen Show as a Limited Edition of only 10 pieces. It will be first come, first served at the show when we set up on Friday the 23rd. We will not take pre-orders for this pen.
(if you would like to see higher resolution versions of these photos, click here,here, and here.)
We are going to price this pen at the same rate as our normal Menlo set up as a Converter Filling Pen. $275 with a steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
Now I realize that some of you might feel left out if you love the looks of this pen, but cannot attend the San Francisco Pen Show. But I think that we can still help you out!
We do still have some of this Modified Japanese Autumn material available, and we can make a few more custom pens from it. But abiding by the rules of a Limited Edition, we cannot offer it as a Bandless Menlo, and we cannot offer it at the same price. Jonathan’s materials are significantly more expensive than what we normally use. In the case of the Limited Edition, we can absorb this cost since we made these pens “assembly line” style. But a custom pen made from this will be a bit more expensive due to the materials cost. Exactly what the additional cost would be, I don’t know yet, but if you are interested, please reach out and we can figure it out.
It’s truly been a pleasure working with Jonathon’s materials (and Jonathon!) If anyone wanted Edison to create any custom pen made from any of Jonathon’s materials, it can certainly be done, so feel free to inquire.
If anyone has questions, please email me! Otherwise we’ll look forward to seeing you at the San Francisco Pen Show! next week!
Lastly, expect to see another blog post next week highlighting all of the other pens that we’ll be bringing to the SF Show. We are putting the finishing touches on some other items, and will be bringing more then 350 pens! I’ll be showing those pens next week.
We have chosen two new materials and will be discontinuing one material.
Canyon Trail is the material that we are discontinuing. If you like the Canyon Trail Pearlette, now is the time to buy one. Whatever is left with our retailers right now is all that is left. Once they are gone, they are gone!
So the materials being added are being called “Quantum”….
Sonoran Sunset and Azure Skies are staying, so this will mean that there are now four materials available in the Production Line Pearlette.
Just like the rest of our Production Line, these pens are only available from the retailers listed here. You cannot buy these versions directly from Edison.
Andrea and I recently returned from a sorely needed vacation. We are well rested and settled back in. It’s nice to get away, but after a while I look forward to getting back to work! I’ve been buried in emails this week, but my head is just about above water now.
While we were gone, our crew was able to get a lot of pens made for Current Inventory. If you are interested in a pen without waiting for through backlog, we have well over 300 pens that are ready to ship with no waiting! You can click the link above, or view the slideshow below (if you can’t see the slideshow, please click here). Email me if you have interest in one of these pens.
Part of the reason for making these pens while we were gone was to replenish our stock that is ready to ship, but also to get pens ready for the San Francisco Pen Show, which is not that far away in August.
And speaking of the San Francisco Pen Show – stay tuned! We have plans coming together for a Limited Edition Pen that will be exclusive to San Francisco! We’ve never attended the San Francisco show before, so we’re going to do so with a splash! Stay tuned as the show gets closer for details regarding this pen and other pens that we’ll be bringing.
Lastly, expect more updates and details to follow in the near future. Now that we are back from vacation, we’re back to work on lots of new items to follow this year. Stay tuned!