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New Pens

Pearlized Juniper Collier Going Away Soon! :(

Hi Pen Fans!

Remember that during the summer/fall, we had to temporarily discontinue the Rock Candy Collier due to the material manufacturer experiencing work force issues around COVID.

At that time, we allowed all of you to vote on what the temporary replacement would be, and the votes were heavily in favor of Pearlized Juniper.

Collier in Pearlized Juniper is Going Away

The plan was to keep offering Pearlized Juniper (even after Rock Candy returned in November) until we ran out of materials. Well, we have run out of materials!

If you are interested in a Collier in Pearlized Juniper, now is the time!

We have just recently shipped the last batch of these pens to our retailers. So whatever is left with our retailers is what’s left.

You can purchase the Collier in Pearlized Juniper (while they last) from any of our retailers by clicking here.

Lastly, we do have a material that we are working on now to make a new Collier color. It’s pretty incredible, and a material that we’ve never used before. So stay tuned in the next 2-3 months!

If anyone has questions, just reach out.

Brian at Edison

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Nib Customizations

Transition of Two Tone Nibs to All Gold

Hi Pen Fans!

Many of you may already be aware, but our nib manufacturer (JoWo), has made a change in that Two Tone nibs will be transitioning to All Gold nibs. For clarification, I’ll show photos of both….


#6 Two Tone Steel, being transitioned OUT.

#6 Two Tone 18k, being transitioned OUT.

#6 All Gold Steel, being transitioned IN.

#6 All Gold 18k, being transitioned IN.

Obviously, all of these nibs are Gold Tone and will match clips and trim in gold, as well as materials that compliment gold. But Two Tone nibs have a strip of either polished steel or rhodium across the top of the wings. That is the only difference. It is only cosmetic and has no bearing on the performance of a nib.

So JoWo has been offering Two Tone nibs in all tip sizes until they run out, and they have already run out in some tip sizes. Then these nibs will be replaced with All Gold. This is effecting all pen manufacturers that use JoWo nibs.

At this point in time….

In #6 Steel, we have EF, B, 1.1mm, and 1.5mm left in Two Tone. F and M are now All Gold.
All of our #5 Steel nibs are Two Tone as we use less of these. So at this point in time, #5 Steel nibs are not yet affected.
None of our 18k nibs are affected yet.

Bottom line, with our Production Line and Signature Line Pens that use #6 nibs, some of our tip sizes will be arriving with All Gold nibs rather than Two Tone. Then eventually as tip sizes run out in Two Tone, every gold tone nib will become All Gold.

With Signature Line orders, I will always be in touch with customers as they place their orders to make them aware of which version they will receive.

If anyone is going to be missing Two Tone nibs, don’t forget that we can sell individual nibs, of course. Anyone is welcome to buy individual Two Tone nibs while they last.

There is no effect upon Polished Steel or Rhodium 18k nibs, which are all Silver Tone and will remain this way.

If anyone has questions, please reach out.

Brian at Edison

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New Materials Special Offers

HOLIDAY LIMITED EDITION MINA IN DIAMONDCAST!

Hi Pen Fans!

A couple of months ago, we were excited to introduce a Limited Edition Collier, which was our first LE pen made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast™. At that time, we said that the Collier wouldn’t be the last time that we would use Tim’s materials in a Limited Edition pen, and we meant it!

We are happy to announce a Limited Edition Extended Mina with a Holiday theme, and just in time!

The more that we’ve been using “craft” materials like Tim’s, the more we fall in love with them. We are very happy with all qualities of these materials.

We also feel that it’s important for us to support fellow small US-based businesses like Tim’s. Tim’s materials in my opinion are better and more unique than overseas large-scale acrylic manufactures for many of the same reasons that Edison Pens are unique. Smaller scale production allow both Tim and Edison to give special attention to details that larger scale manufacturers cannot always take the time to deal with. We feel that it’s fantastic for a craft US-based penmaker to team up with a craft US-based material maker.

These materials are each a custom brew that we had Tim create specifically for this Holiday edition. We are calling them “Poinsettia” and “Alpine Green”. Both of them have nice and subtle silver additives (in addition to the diamond dust) to contrast the Holiday themed colors.

THIS EDITION WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY 50 PENS FROM EACH MATERIAL, FOR A TOTAL OF 100.

With these pens, we decided not to do any special engraving on them. It’s always been our opinion that the Mina is such a nice minimal shape that it would be a shame to interrupt the shape with an engraving.

Pricing for these pens are $199 with a Steel nib. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Extended Mina made from Tim’s materials would normally be $240 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 details.

THESE PENS HAVE ALL OF THEIR NIBS CAREFULLY TUNED AND ARE READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY.

If any one has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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Special Offers

Leather Liquidation Sale!

Hi Pen Fans!

We have decided that we are no longer going to carry leather products for the foreseeable future. Sometime next year, we’ll reevaluate the possibility of bringing back new leather products.

All leather products are now 30% off while they last

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Large Sleeve – $20 $14
Medium Sleeve – $19 $13.50
Large Sleeve – $20 $14
4 Pen Rolls – $80 $56
6 Pen Rolls – $90 $63
Hardcover Journals – $80 $56

Once our leather products are gone, they are gone.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Brian at Edison

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New Pens Production Line

Rock Candy Colliers Are Back!

Hi Pen Fans!

It was back in early July that we had to announce a temporary discontinuation of the Collier in Rock Candy. This was due to COVID effecting the labor schedules of one of our acrylic manufacturers. We are happy to announce that the manufacturer is back on track and Rock Candy is here again!

Collier in Rock Candy
Collier in Rock Candy

When Rock Candy was temporarily discontinued, we announced that we would use Pearlized Juniper as a replacement until Rock Candy returned….

Collier in Pearlized Juniper

The plan was to stop manufacturing Pearlized Juniper once Rock Candy arrived, but Pearlized Juniper has been pretty popular! We have enough materials to keep making Pearlized Juniper for a couple more months. So we will still offer the Collier in Pearlized Juniper, but my estimate is that it will last us only another couple of months, so it won’t be around too much longer.

All of our retailers have their orders in for Rock Candy Colliers, and the vast majority have received their shipments by now. You can visit any of our retailers listed here to find the Rock Candy and also the Pearlized Juniper Colliers, although the Pearlized Juniper will be around for a limited time.

If anyone has questions, just reach out!

Brian at Edison

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Time Away

Taking Time Off This Week…

Hi Pen Fans!

With the craziness surrounding the virus, Andrea and I have taken only about 2-3 days as vacation this year. We are simply worn down and need to get some time away from work.

We will be taking all of this week off and will be returning on the 9th of November.

So it could be Monday the 9th or Tuesday the 10th that you receive a response to emails.

In the meantime, everyone stay healthy!

Brian at Edison

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Nib Customizations

XXF and Finer Grinds by Gena with Custom Nib Studio!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are proud and excited to announce that we are now carrying XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoint nibs created by Gena Salorino of Custom Nib Studio! We met Gena at the San Francisco Pen Show in 2019, as she was our table neighbor. As the show proceeded, we got a chance to try some of her very impressive work. Her nib grinds and attention to detail is incredible! At the time, we were already thinking about getting some help with our more difficult nib grinds, and Gena agreed to work with us.

Up until now, I have always handled all of our nib grinds myself. But for me personally, XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoint grinds are the most difficult to accomplish. Since I’m primarily a penmaker and not a full time nib-technician, I honestly can’t always stay in proper “grinding-shape”, if that makes sense! I can always achieve a nice tiny grind. But without more daily practice, it’s been taking me longer and longer to get them to my standards. So lately my time has not truly been accounted for with XXF and smaller grinds. Rather than raise prices to account for my time, it’s a better idea overall to enlist the help of someone like Gena who does stay in excellent “grinding-shape!”

I am still personally handling all of our Italic and Architect grinds, as they are not nearly as demanding of my time. But as we move along, we might ask Gena for her help in those departments as well. So we now have XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoints created by Gena in stock and ready to be equipped on any pen! The additional cost for any of these grinds is $50.

We’d like to offer big thanks to Gena for agreeing help us in this department. If anyone has any questions, just reach out!

Brian at Edison

Always use a gentle touch with a Needlepoint!

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New Materials New Pens Special Offers

2020 Limited Edition Collier in DiamondCast™!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are all set with a pretty exciting Limited Edition pen made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast™! This will be our first Limited Edition pen made from Tim’s material, although we already have plans for more!

We’ve been exploring more and more with “craft” materials for over a year now, and honestly we should have been using these a long time ago! 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.

We also feel that it’s important for us to support fellow small US-based businesses like Tim’s. Tim’s materials in my opinion are better and more unique than overseas large-scale acrylic manufactures for many of the same reasons that Edison Pens are unique. Smaller scale production allow both Tim and Edison to give special attention to details that larger scale manufacturers cannot always take the time to deal with. We feel that it’s fantastic for a craft US-based penmaker to team up with a craft US-based material maker.

So our Limited Edition Collier is made from two of Tim’s DiamondCast™ materials. “Metallurgy” and “Smoke on the Water”. Full resolution versions of these images can be seen here.

LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Metallurgy
LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Smoke on the Water

This edition will be limited to only 50 pens from each material, for a total of 100.

LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Metallurgy
LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Smoke on the Water

The edition is numbered from 1 to 50 in each material.

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 or $325 with an 18k nib. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Collier made from Tim’s materials would normally be $290 steel, or $390 18k. 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 details.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!
Brian at Edison

The Edition is Sold Out

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Production Line Special Offers

Production Line Pearlette on the Way Out! Will be Discounted!

Hi Pen Fans!

It was about 2 months ago when we announced that the Menlo was coming to the Production Line and that the Pearlette was being phased out. We wanted to give our customers plenty of warning so that everyone that wanted a Production Line Pearlette would have a chance to pick one up before they are all gone.

As of yesterday, we have ceased manufacture of the Production Line Pearlette. Please note, however that we have not discontinued the Signature Line version of the Pearlette. So we can still make custom Pearlettes, but remember that the price of a custom Pearlette is higher than the Production Line version.

We still have a small amount of Production Line Pearlettes inventoried to ship to our retailers. But once those have been shipped, no more will leave our facility, and whatever our retailers have stocked will be the last of the Production Line Pearlette.

In the interest of making a clean transition and also for ease of our retailer inventory, we have lifted our normal fixed retail pricing and are allowing our retailers to discount the Pearlette.

This is the first time in our history that we’ve ever allowed an Edison Production Line pen to be discounted. There are no plans in the future to do this again. So if you’ve ever considered picking up a Pearlette, now is the time!

Again, this discontinuation is of the Production Line version of the Pearlette only. You can still order custom Signature Line versions directly from Edison.

CLICK HERE to see all of the retailers that are carrying this pen.

If anyone has any questions, just reach out!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens Urushi

Limited Edition Maki-e and Abalone Raden Collier!

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been a while since our last limited edition urushi collaborative project with Ernest Shin at Hakumin Urushi, but we are very happy and proud to announce the Limited Edition Maki-e Collier!

Some of you may have already heard, but Ernest at Hakumin Urushi is in the process of restructuring his lacquer business and unfortunately this will be the last collaborative project with the Edison Pen Co. for the foreseeable future.  Ernest is also ceasing all new custom orders at this point, although all existing orders will be completed. Going forward, Ernest is hoping to shift his lacquer-work to a different direction, allowing more freedom of expression in his work, although where exactly that will take him, he’s not completely sure. If you have any questions about this or his future work, please feel free to contact him directly via his website. 

Title: Hotarubi 蛍火 (Firefly light)

Motif: A pair of fireflies among the bamboo on a summer night. One firefly placed on the cap, one placed on the barrel.

Techniques: Koboku-shiage for the base and bamboo silhouettes, with maki-e and abalone raden for the firefly glow

The maki-e is .999 fine silver powder

Clip has been lacquered with Koboku-shiage to match

Signed and numbered limited edition of 10 pieces

Full Resolution of the above photos are available here.

This edition is Limited to only 10 pens.

These pens will be available with 18k nibs only in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm Stub, BB or OBB.

The price for this pen is $1,250. We will only ship FedEx fully insured at a price of $28 domestic. For international customers, you can purchase the pen but we will contact you to add the appropriate additional international shipping costs after your purchase.

THE EDITION IS SOLD OUT

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Brian at Edison and Ernest at Hakumin Urushi Kobo