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!
I’m happy to announce that we are now offering a new Limited Edition Signature Line Collier in a material that has been a personal favorite of mine for a while now.
This material is what we’ve called Cumberland Acrylic previously. In the past, we’ve been able to acquire this in only smaller quantities for individual custom pens. We’ve never had enough for a sizable run until now.
This edition is limited to only 75 pieces.
The nib and clip have a black oxide treatment to compliment the darker tones in the acrylic.
This Cumberland acrylic is a material that was actually a mistake from the manufacturer! The colors and swirls that you see in these photos were not intended! I think that they were looking to get rid of their mistake, so they sent us a few meters to check out at no charge. We loved it so much that we instantly bought up the rest of the “mistake”!
This initial purchase gave us decent quantities for some custom individual pens, but about 6 months ago we were getting low on it. We did not want to say goodbye to the material, so we contacted the manufacturer to see if they could replicate the “mistake” on a larger scale and they were able to do so with the first try!
This pen will be available with Steel Black Oxide nibs in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm italic, and 1.5mm italic. It is a converter filler. For all specifications on the Collier, please see here.
The price for this pen will be $225. The normal retail price for a Signature Line Collier with a Steel Nib is $275. Since these pens were made “assembly-line” style, we can manufacture them faster with the same quality. This allows us to bring the price down significantly compared to a fully custom version.
All of these pens are in stock and ready to ship immediately! Please let me know of any questions.
PS – when were looking for a clever name for this pen, immediately the dark trim and color scheme made us think of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail! At first, we dismissed this idea. But as we searched for a different name, we just couldn’t get this out of our heads.
I’m proud to announce that we are now carrying custom ground nibs by Mark Bacas from nibgrinder.com!
We’ve known Mark for a good while from the pen shows (prior to covid!) and we’ve always been very impressed with his work. I think that most of the pen community is familiar with Mark’s skills, so there’s certainly little need to expand upon his talents! We’re very happy that Mark has agreed to give us some help.
Up until now, I’ve always personally handled all of our custom nib grinds with the exception of when we brought in Gena Salorino with Custom Nib Studio about a year ago for XXF and finer grinds.
As our business grows, I find that my time for custom ground nibs diminishes more and more. It seems that I’m being spread in too many directions. Nib grinds are something that I’m happy to seek help with to free myself for other tasks while also supporting our fellow nib technicians.
So Mark will be helping us with the following nib grinds…
Crisp Italics (adds $40)
Cursive Italics (adds $40)
Stub Italics (adds $40)
Hybrid Architect (adds $50)
Gena will continue to help us with XXF and finer grinds.
So we have plenty of inventory of Mark’s work ready to be installed on any custom pen. All custom-ground italic and architect nibs from Edison will be coming from Mark’s hand from here on out.
I’m happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Beaumont with a new material!
We are discontinuing Aurum and will be replacing it with Moonbreaker.
Moonbreaker is a very nice flecked pattern with a grey base and subtle baby-blue highlights.
The material is lightly translucent and will show through when held up to a light source.
While the Beaumont in Aurum has been discontinued, we still have a small handful of inventory and so do our retailers. So if you were ever on the fence about the Beaumont in Aurum, now is the time while they last!
This means that the new lineup of Beaumont Production Line Pens is now Unicorn, Fireball, and Moonbreaker.
If you are interested, please follow this link to see all of our retailers that are carrying this pen.
Admittedly, our previous methods for displaying all of our model specifications as well as making comparisons from model to model was not super user friendly.
We’ve made a big update to how our customers can compare models as well as view full specifications.
Within this new specification page, customers will be able to see all models, specifications and make comparisons. All images will open within a new tab. Therefore, you can click on the models that you would like to compare and then switch between tabs.
Our employee Jake has a lot of fun making custom t-shirts in his spare time and he’s actually quite skilled!
He has been making some Edison shirts for us to wear the last few years, and we’re nuts about them! Our fans have seen us wearing these shirts on our social media outlets and many people have said that they would love it if we made them available for sale. So we are obliging!
So these shirts are made by Jake in-house. They are 100% pre-shrunk cotton from Bella+Canvas with the Edison logo in white on the front.
These shirts feature a more athletic fit. So if you prefer a looser fit, we recommend ordering a size up from what you may normally wear.
The logo measures 4 inches wide by approximately 6.25 inches tall.
Since we are able to make these in-house, we can keep the price pretty reasonable. We are more interested in people being able to wear our shirts than trying to profit significantly from these, so pricing is as such….
We’ve been looking for an opportunity to add a permanent 5th material to the Production Line Collier for a while now, but we were waiting for something in particular that I think everyone will really like!
We are calling this new material “Nighthawk”.
This material is made from the same composition as the Collier in Rock Candy. If you remember my blog post from when we introduced Rock Candy, it’s a very neat composition of acrylic. 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, its qualities remind me of the original Sheaffer cebloplast, which is hard to find in a modern acrylic.
So with this new composition having a bit of a celluloid feel compared to our normal acrylics, we decided that we’d like to emulate one of my favorite celluloids that I’ve ever worked with, which is Tibaldi Impero (now extinct to the best of my knowledge). Many of you might know of this celluloid, as it’s very highly sought after. We used to have some supplies of this, but they were used up very quickly years ago for good reason.
So this was our inspiration when having the material made. I didn’t want to copy it exactly, however. I wanted to take the qualities that I loved about Impero and keep them, but make a small change that I feel improves the look. What I really love about the original celluloid is the incredibly saturated and deep blue flakes, which Nighthawk definitely has, but featured even more. What I wanted to alter was the ratio of black and grey in the base. Impero has a bit more black vs grey in the base material, and I was happier with a bit more grey vs black. I want to be clear – this material is not celluloid. It is an acrylic that is inspired by a very popular and now extinct celluloid. So the appearance and the feel of this material do remind me of celluloid. I felt that our customers would appreciate knowing the backstory and inspiration behind this offering.
This pen will NOT be replacing any of the other currently available Colliers. So there will now be 5 offerings in our Production Line Collier. The Collier offerings will now be (L to R in the photos below) Nighthawk, Rock Candy, Burnished Gold, Persimmon Swirl, and Antique Marble.
We are proud to introduce a new Signature Line Limited Edition Pen with a bit of a winter theme. This pen is limited to only 50 pieces. It is a Glenmont that uses aRuthenium clip and a Ruthenium steel nib.
It was several years ago that we acquired a batch of steel nibs that were plated in Ruthenium. They are no longer available to us. Ruthenium is a unique plating. It has a darker shiny tone, as opposed to our normal steel nibs that are bright in color. They are not as dark as our Black Oxide nibs, but Black Oxide is a chemical treatment and usually comes out with a mildly satin finish, whereas ruthenium is a darker shiny plating.
We hoarded these nibs for quite a while! You can tell that these nibs go back into our history, as they have the “Edison” text on the engraving. Several years ago, we changed our nib engravings to have only the logo with no text. So these were a special purchase from years ago that we hid away for the right day!
We recently sent off some of our Glenmont clips to receive a matching plating in Ruthenium, and we feel that the effect looks pretty nice!
This pen is made from an acrylic that we call “Black Ice”. I’m not sure how the weather is treating you in your area, but here in Ohio, this pen is quite apropos, as it’s 7 degrees at the time of writing this!
The pen will be available with a Steel nib in Fine, Medium, or Broad. It is a converter filler.
The edition is limited to only 50 pens. We would have loved to have made more, but we only have so many Ruthenium plated nibs to use!
The price for this pen will be $225. The normal retail price for a Glenmont with a Steel nib is $275. Since these pens were made “assembly-line” style, we can manufacture them faster with the same quality. This allows us to bring the price down significantly compared to a fully custom version.
Specifications Weight – 22.5 Capped Length – 145mm / 5.70” Posted Length to Nib Tip – 167mm / 6.60” Body Length to Nib Tip – 128mm / 5.03” Body Diameter – 14mm / .55” Cap Diameter – 15.8mm / .62” Section Diameter at Narrowest – 9.8mm / .39” Section Length – 16.8mm / .66”
All of these pens are in stock and ready to ship immediately! Please let me know of any questions.