This has been a very difficult decision, but we won’t be able to attend the San Francisco Pen Show this year.
I’ve always been very proud of keeping a high level of transparency regarding Edison. So I have debated as to whether or not I would explicitly share all of the reasons for this cancellation. These minor but unavoidable items are mostly regarding our personal lives, and they will create a conflict for us in August.
I’m very sorry to announce this with only a month’s warning and I apologize for the ambiguous nature of this post. Please rest assured that everything is fine with our health as well as the health of our employees and families.
Our next scheduled pen show is Ohio in November, and we certainly expect to have everything back to normal by then.
We are excited to announce a new Limited Edition Glenmont made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast! We’ve done a few other LE pens from Tim’s materials in the past, and these never disappoint!
This Limited Edition Glenmont is made from two of Tim’s DiamondCast™ materials. “Oil Slick” and “Silver Lake”.
DiamondCast is created with real gem-quality diamonds that are ethically sourced as reclaimed chips, directly from diamond cutters. We are very happy with all qualities of these materials. As opposed to our normal acrylics, they really open up some amazing creative iterations that otherwise aren’t always possible coming from our overseas large-scale acrylic manufacturers.
This edition will be limited to only 50 pens from each material, for a total of 100 pieces.
The edition is numbered from 1 to 50 in each material. They are converter fillers.
These pens have all of their nibs carefully tuned and are ready to ship immediately.
Pricing for these pens are $225 with a Steel nib. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Glenmont made from Tim’s materials would normally be $295 with a Steel nib. But since these pens are made assembly-line style in batches rather than one at a time, we can offer this discount while still attending to the same fine detail.
Many of you will recognize this material, as this was previously used in the Production Line version of the Pearlette. Azure Skies was by far the most popular version of the Pearlette before we discontinued it from the Production Line. We’ve had more than just a few requests to bring back this material, and we’ve made lots of custom pens from this material as many people were disappointed to see it leave the Production Line.
I have always personally felt that maybe this material was not an optimal choice for a smaller pen like the Pearlette. The patterns of pearlization and chatoyance (my favorite word) create pretty large swaths, and sometimes I think that the full potential of a material like this can be lost in a smaller pen design. But a large design like the Collier shows off the amazing pattern and depth much better, in my opinion.
This material is a very nicely saturated blue with some hints of aqua/teal. Those of your who might already own this material in a Pearlette will certainly appreciate the amazing chatoyance that this material displays. So expect these photos to not do the pen total justice, honestly. When you see this pen live and rotate it in the light, you’ll see all of that amazing depth that can’t always be captured accurately in a photo.
So Azure Skies is the new material for the Collier, and this means that Burnished Gold will be discontinued. We still have a handful of Burnished Gold Colliers inventoried and ready to ship to our retailers. Once our retailers are out of stock, the Collier in Burnished Gold will be gone. So if you’ve been on the fence about a Collier in Burnished Gold, now is the time!
So the new lineup of Colliers is as shown in the photo below.
All of these Colliers are part of our Production Line, so you will not buy these directly from Edison, but through any of our retailers listed here.
I am personally very excited to add Azure Skies to the Collier lineup! As mentioned, I really think that a material with wide patterns and depth like this is showcased much better on larger pens!
We had such a great time at the Chicago Pen Show! After more than 2 years, is was so nice to see our old friends and meet some new ones!
We made lots of pens for inventory at the Chicago Show. But of course, not all of them sold at the show. Last week we were able to photograph all of the new pens that we made for the show. Those new pens are now listed within our Current Inventory Gallery of more than 400 pens.
We will be bringing a Limited Edition Pen that is exclusive to the Chicago Show! This is a Comet made from Jonathon Brooks Forged Patina. Please see the video below for all details.
The edition will be limited to only 15 pens. They will be priced at $275 with a Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
We will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only and our Saturday sales to the remaining 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 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 Comet and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same Forged Patina 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. Actually, we’ll be bringing inventory exceeding 425 pens! Please see the video above for all of these pens. We normally need 2 tables for pen shows, but we’re stepping it up with 3 tables this time! We will have pens made from materials that we’ve never brought to a pen show before, including lots and lots of pens made from craft materials by Jonathon Brooks and Tim McKenzie.
We never would have predicted this a couple of years ago, but due to COVID, we haven’t attended a pen show since March 2020! Sheesh!
At each major pen show, we typically bring a small Limited Edition pen that is exclusive to that particular show. We keep these editions smaller, make it very special, and only attendees of that pen show can purchase that particular pen.
Of course, we need to plan these LE pens well in advance. So in early 2020, we contacted Jonathon Brooks requesting that he put together another fantastic material created specifically for Edison. Well, the material arrived around the same time that Covid arrived!
So this exclusive material has been sitting on our shelves waiting for a fun project for about 2 years now! After missing our friends at pen shows and our fans also missing out on these smaller Limited Editions, we decided to just make a pen from this material now, albeit a smaller edition.
This is a Comet made from a material that Jonathon Brooks crafted specifically for us. We felt that calling it Deep Space was quite apropos for the Comet!
Normally when we do pens with exclusive materials, we buy enough so that we have extra to also make custom pens for those interested. However, we don’t have any more of this. So if you like this Deep Space material, this pen will be your only option to acquire it.
The material is a very nice deep blue with some very subtle purple highlights.
Actually, this composition and color tone definitely reminds me of vintage Cobalt that was used extensively in original Sheaffer Balance II’s. This does have a tighter pattern (which I like better), and also some excellent and subtle purple highlights.
Going with the style of the Comet (our newest model), we made the finial from Solid Blue Translucent Acrylic.
Since this material was intended as a smaller LE for a pen show, we never ordered a lot of the material compared to our normal LE pens. Therefore….
…this pen is limited to only 35 pieces
The pen will come with a Steel Nib in your choice of EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm, and 1.5mm.
The price is $245. If this same pen were ordered as a custom Signature Line pen, the normal price would be $295.
When we introduced The Comet back in December, the response was truly unexpected! We had around 30 custom Comets inventoried when we made this announcement to be sure that our customers wouldn’t have to wait through our custom backlog to get one.
Nearly all of them sold out! So a couple of weeks ago, we began making more Comets. We now have more than 40 that are ready to ship. Of course, you can always place a custom order for any Comet in any configuration, but that will go to our custom queue which is currently about 6-7 weeks.
So in addition to our normal Current Inventory of about 350+ pens, we also have just added plenty of Comets to meet the demand that we’ve had.
If you are interested in seeing only the Comets that are currently inventoried and ready to ship, click here.
In particular, we’ve had a lot of fun making comets from craft materials coming from Jonathon Brooks and Tim McKenzie. Click here to see all Comets made from Jonathon’s materials, and here to see Comets made from Tim’s materials.
If you are interested in seeing all pens that are ready to ship (not just Comets), click here or see the slideshow below.
Andrea, myself, and our crew haven’t had hardly any vacation and just about no travel since covid began. Frankly, we are worn down! We have decided to take the entire last two weeks of December off to be with our families and to be sure that we come back in January fully recharged.
So it will be at the beginning of 2022 that I will be able to take care of emails and other communications.
I hope that everyone stays safe and enjoys their time over the Holidays!
I’m very happy to announce that we have a new model coming to the Signature Line. The Comet!
Our employee Jake designed this pen entirely with very little help from me, so that makes us extra proud!
Please see the video below for all details, but I will also give a quick summarization.
The Comet is a design the uses the finial as the largest diameter, tapering from this point all the way to the end of the barrel.
The majority of the Comet designs that we have created for our inventory have an accented finial from a complementary material. The name comes from the idea of a comet flying through space. The accented finial represents the comet, and the rest of the pen represents the tail.
The accented finial is optional, as you can see in the photo below…
The pen looks very sleek capped….
…and retains this sleekness when posted. The cap posts deep and secure…
Then of course, we can always take a custom order for any combination of materials that you feel works for you.
The price of this pen will be in the same range as the rest of our Signature Line standard offerings. $275 with a Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
That’s all of the necessary details that I can think of! If you like this design, please send along your congrats to Jake! We’re very proud that he took this idea all the way from a concept to a successful design! It’s not an easy task!