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Time Away

Vacations!

Hi Pen Fans!

From today until around July 1st, the crew here at Edison will be taking various vacations. Andrea and I will be taking a 2-week vacation, Jake will have a week off, and Aaron will also have a week off.

At any given time, there should still always be a couple of people here working. But of course, we will certainly be slower with all tasks due to our vacations.

So if you are expecting an email response in the next 2+ weeks, please allow a bit more flexibility on a timeline.

I hope that everyone is having a great summer!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens Pen Shows

Chicago Pen Show! With LE Exclusive Jameson from NOS Bexley Acrylic!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be attending the Chicago Pen Show this weekend!

We will be bringing a Limited Edition Pen that is exclusive to the Chicago Show! This pen will be our newest model, the Jameson which sports our huge #8 nib, and is made from NOS (new old stock) Bexley acrylic from 2004!

This material was acquired from Howard Levy with the Bexley Pen Company. It was originally used on the Bexley Scheherazade, which was introduced in 2004. You can see the original Scheherazade here.

(…sappy moment alert…)
The material is pretty special to me on a personal level. About 17 years ago when I started in this crazy trade of fountain pens, Howard Levy (who is now semi-retired, but still dabbling) was an immense help to me. Howard is also located in Ohio. He was kind enough to allow me to visit his facility and answer my beginner questions on many occasions. But overall he has always been wide open and transparent with information throughout my entire penmaking career, which is quite noteworthy. Most businesses would never share the kind of information that Howard has shared with me at the risk of aiding competition. But over the years, our relationship has always been very synergistic. Howard has helped me and I have helped Howard on many occasions and in many ways.

Howard taught me an important lesson by example very early, in that sharing information within this trade not only benefits all involved business-wise, but that this quality also fosters friendships rather than rivalries. I am proud to call Howard my friend, and I have always fostered the same ideals when it comes to how I approach other penmakers. I am very proud to create this pen as a tribute to Howard and our friendship over the years.
(…end sappy moment…)

So this material is more than 20 years old and to the best of my knowledge, it is out of existence except for the sheet that we used for this pen. But we still have a good amount of this material on hand to make other custom pens.

It is a rather translucent smokey shade, but also has very nice foiled silver accents throughout. Full resolution is the best way to truly appreciate this material, so I have hosted full-res photos here and here if you are interested.

The edition will be limited to only 15 pens. These will be priced at $295 with a Steel nib (if a similar pen were ordered custom from us, it would be $325).

We will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only and our Saturday sales to the remaining 5 pens. First come, first served 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 who wants this pen to have a shot at it.

If you cannot attend the pen show and like this material, we do have plenty of it left for custom pens. While we cannot make a pen identical to this Jameson and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same material. 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 to the show. We will have well over 400 pens on display. Among these, we will also have somewhere around 150+ pens made from craft materials by Jonathon Brooks, Tim McKenzie, and Jennifer Earley.

Click here to see all pens that we’ll be bringing to the pen show.

Click here to see all pens we are bringing that are made from craft materials from Jonathon, Tim, or Jennifer.

We hope to see you in Chicago!

Brian at Edison

 

 

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New Pens

Introducing the Jameson! With #8 Sized Nib!

Hi Pen Fans!

I am so excited to announce a new pen to the Signature Line. The Jameson, which is our second pen to use a whopping #8 sized nib!

Please see the video below for full details…

The Jameson is a medium sized flat-top, but still has room for the very large #8 sized nib.

Nibs are available in F, M, and B.

The price for this pen is $325.

Click here to see plenty of these pens that are currently inventoried and ready to ship.

Complete details are within the video above, but please reach out with an questions.

Brian at Edison

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Current Inventory New Materials Pen Shows

Baltimore Pen Show! With McKenzie Exclusive!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are packed up and will be heading east for the Baltimore Pen Show very soon!

In addition to well over 400 pens for our normal inventory, we’ll be bringing a Limited Edition that is exclusive to the Baltimore Pen Show!

This pen will be a Beaumont in Tim McKenzie Teal/Blue Color Shift with Rose Gold hardware. There are a few features about this pen that are pretty unique. One is the fact that the color actually changes and the next is rose gold hardware!

Tim’s Color Shift material has been a mystery to me since we first started using it as it literally changes colors! I have no idea how Tim does this, but it’s such a cool effect that you really can’t photograph. Only video can kind of come close to doing this material justice. From one angle, the pen is a teal/greenish color. Then as you adjust the angle in the light, you’ll see that the pen gradually changes to blue/purplish! See below or click this link.

Additionally, you might notice that the color of this material under our facility lighting can even look a bit different than in our photo studio lighting! It also takes on a slightly different appearance in sunlight. In the end, it’s an amazing and dynamic material that needs to be seen live.

Next, we chose to use Rose Gold hardware. This is only the second time in our history that we’ve offered Rose Gold, but it won’t be the last!

The edition will be limited to 12 pens. At past pen shows, our LE exclusives have sold pretty fast. Not everyone can attend each day of the show, and many cannot get off work to attend Friday. For this reason, we will limit our Friday sales of this LE to 8 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 4 pens. It will be first come, first served each day.

These pens will be priced at $275 with the Rose Gold Steel nib in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm or 1.5mm

Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course, we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory. Click Here to see our entire inventory of over 400 pens that will be coming to Baltimore with us. 

In addition to the Limited Edition from Tim’s material, we will also have other pens inventoried from his materials, as well as pens from other craft material makers like Jonathon Brooks and Jenn Earley. Click Here to see all pens made from handcrafted materials that will be coming to the show made by Tim, Jennifer, and Jonathon.

If you can’t make the pen show, our Current Inventory Galleries have been updated with lots of new pens. Any pens that don’t sell at the show will be available when we return. Feel free to email me with an inquiry if something appeals.

We hope to see you in Baltimore!

Brian at Edison

(slideshow showing all of our inventory is below, or click here)

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New Materials New Pens

New Material to the Production Line Beaumont! River’s Edge!

Hi Pen Fans!

I am very happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Beaumont with a new material – River’s Edge!

This is a new material that we have never used before in any pen.

River’s Edge is a very neat flecked material made up of brown, teal, and blue flakes that are lightly peppered here and there with a darker binder. Finding a good name for this material was pretty easy, as it definitely reminds us of the rocks that you’d find just below the surface of a riverbed.

This new material will be replacing the Beaumont in Fireball.

So the Beaumont in Fireball is being discontinued. We are not manufacturing more. Once our retailers are completely sold out of the Beaumont in Fireball, this pen will be gone. So if you have been on the fence about a purchasing a Beaumont in Fireball, now is probably the time to pick one up!

The new lineup of Production Line Beaumont materials is now…
River’s Edge
Moonbreaker
Unicorn

This pen is part of our Production Line, so you will not buy these directly from Edison.

You can purchase this pen through any of our retailers listed here.

We are very excited to introduce this new material. Please let us know your thoughts on this pen!

And please reach out with any questions!

Brian at Edison

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Time Away

Enjoy your Holidays!

Hi Pen Fans!

Real quick, I wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be taking a bit of extra time off during the Holidays.

We didn’t take very much vacation this year, so Andrea and I will be taking the last two weeks of December off to spend quality time with family and recharge. As of today, we’re off for the year.

I will be back in my office on the 3rd.

Huge thanks to all of our fans for another great year! We truly appreciate your support!

I hope that everyone has a great time with friends and family over the break!

Brian at Edison

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New Materials New Pens Special Offers

Holiday Stealth Limited Edition in G-10!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’re very happy to announce another pretty unique pen. This will be a stealth-themed pen made from G-10!

(side note – we fully realize that this pen doesn’t follow a Holiday theme, but we weren’t coming up with good ideas for a Holiday theme! We loved this design so much that we just couldn’t wait!)

Bullet points, and then I’ll get into more details…
  •  G-10 is a linen fabric laminate that is bonded with epoxy. It is extremely wear-resistant.
  • Price will be $275 with a Steel nib in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm or 1.5mm.
  • This is a Limited Edition of only 50 pens.
  • We have 25 of these pens ready to ship now. We are currently manufacturing the other 25 pens. Barring something unforeseen, we will be finished within a week or so. We didn’t want to wait to announce this pen later in December, so we are announcing the pen early. Rest assured that the second 25 pens will be inventoried and ready to ship easily before the 18th of December.
More details…

This pen is a Collier made from G-10 that has been dyed black.

You will likely notice that this pen is similar to a Collier that we made from Garolite as a Limited Edition earlier this year, which was a much larger edition and still sold pretty quickly! But this material is a bit different.

Essentially, Garolite is a linen fabric laminate that is bonded with epoxy and comes in many forms. The Collier from earlier this year was made from Garolite CE. This pen is made from Garolite 10 (commonly known as G-10).

G-10 is typically used for circuit boards. But most people know of its use for knife handles or gun stock handles, since it is very stable, very durable, and extremely wear-resistant.

This particular Black G-10 is a bit more dense than our normal materials by about 15%. This makes G-10 a touch heavier (this pen is 29 grams vs a normal Collier being 24 grams). This density makes it even more wear-resistant. Lastly from a manufacturing standpoint, it is much more difficult to machine, but doable!

Despite the increased density, G-10 still won’t cut as cleanly as acrylic, especially when cutting threads. As you can see in the photo below, we have engineered the visible portions of outer threads from a solid black acrylic. This makes the pen much more attractive at that location. This also makes the threads more accurate and feel very smooth compared to if we had threaded G-10 to G-10.

Then, of course, the stealth theme is complete with a black oxide steel nib and a black oxide clip.

REMINDER – as mentioned, we have 25 of the 50 pens ready to ship now. We are currently manufacturing the other 25. The additional 25 pens will be finished in about a week, barring something unforeseen. So if you place an order after the first 25 pens have sold, there could be about a 1-week wait. But without a doubt, any pen ordered on or before the 18th can be shipped in time for the Holidays.

Please reach out with any questions.

Brian at Edison

THE G-10 STEALTH COLLIER IS SOLD OUT.

 

 

 

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Current Inventory Pen Shows

Ohio Pen Show! With Brooks Limited Edition Menlo!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’re excited to be coming back to the Ohio Pen Show this weekend!

We will be bringing a Limited Edition pen. It is a Bandless Menlo in Jonathon Brooks Cenote.

This LE pen is exclusive to attendees of the Ohio Pen Show.

The Limited Edition is a Menlo, but we’ve left off the centerband for a very sleek look. Then Jonathon’s Cenote is a pretty amazing green and blue recipe that really pops!

The edition will be limited to 15 pens. At past pen shows, our LE exclusives have sold pretty fast. Not everyone can attend each day of the show, and many cannot get off work to attend Friday. For this reason, we will limit our Friday sales of this LE to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. It will be first come, first served each day.

The price for this LE pen will be $275 with a Steel nib in Fine, Medium, or Broad.

Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our current inventory. We have been very busy making inventory specifically for this show. In fact, we’ll be bringing more than 400 pens!

So as of publishing this post, our Current Inventory Galleries have been updated with lots of new pens that will be available at the show. If you can’t attend the Ohio show this weekend, any pens that don’t sell at the show will be available when we return. Feel free to email me with an inquiry if something appeals.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Brian at Edison

 

 

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Production Line Special Offers

Fountain Pen Day Special! Discounted Comet in Sea Spray!

Hi Pen Fans!

When we announced the addition of the Comet in Cobalt Magma to the Production Line, the plan was that this pen would replace the Comet in Sea Spray.

The Comet in Sea Spray is being discontinued from the Production Line. It will be heavily discounted to as little as MSRP $119 (normally $149) beginning on November 3rd, Fountain Pen Day.

  • This discount will be applied to the Production Line Comet in Sea Spray only.
  • This discount will occur on November 3rd, Fountain Pen Day.
  • Our retailers will be permitted to price the Comet in Sea Spray as low as MSRP $119 (normally $149) on Fountain Pen Day.
  • This minimum price of $119 will be in effect until all Comets in Sea Spray are entirely sold out.
  • We will not manufacture more Comets in Sea Spray. Once these pens are gone, they are gone.

Click here to see all retailers that carry the Comet in Sea Spray. This discount will be effective on Fountain Pen Day and will continue until all Comets in Sea Spray are sold out.

Please reach out with any questions!

Brian at Edison

 

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Current Inventory Pen Shows

Detroit Pen Show this Weekend! We Will Be There Saturday and Sunday!

Hi Pen Fans!

We will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this coming weekend on the 21st and 22nd!

However, we will need to miss Friday! Our son is a Senior in High School (where has the time gone?), and we will attend an event at Friday night’s football game honoring the Seniors and their parents.

So we will be arriving late Friday night, setting up early Saturday morning (pumped full of coffee), and staying until the end of the show on Sunday.

I haven’t had time to count exactly, but will be bringing more than 400 pens to the show! We will have plenty of our newest Collier Grandes with the big #8 nib, as well as plenty of pens made from ‘craft’ materials by Jonathon Brooks, Jennifer Earley, and Tim McKenzie.

Click here to see all Collier Grandes that will be coming to the show.
Click here to see all pens made from a ‘craft’ material that we will be coming to the show.

To see all pens that we will be bringing, please visit our Current Inventory Gallery, or you can watch the slideshow at the bottom of this post.

This Current Inventory Gallery has been updated as of today with about 75 new pens! If you cannot attend the pen show and are interested in any of the pens that are currently inventoried, email me and I can let you know of the availability of any of these pens before or after the show.

We hope to see you soon in Detroit!

Brian at Edison