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 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.
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 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.
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.
We have been offering our original Snake Clips for many years now, but we felt that it was time for a redesign that would be much more detailed, a bit slimmer and lighter, and one that would fit all of our pens, including the smaller designs. All details are in the video linked below.
These clips are made from a tarnish-resistant Solid Sterling Silver.
To clarify, these “clips” technically are not functional clips. They are not intended to be placed over a shirt pocket, since Solid Sterling will bend and not spring back. They are intended as decorative roll stops.
These are part of another collaborative project with my good friend, Dan Furlano. Dan has previously worked with us on overlays, as well as our current Spherical Roll Stops.
The details involved in these clips truly are stunning. The details of the scales, the forked tongue, the fangs, and the Swarovski crystal eyes really make this clip pop!
This Serpent Clip is available with either Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes or Red/Pink Swarovski Crystal eyes.
These clips weigh only about 6 grams. So they really don’t affect the balance of a pen significantly and don’t make the pen cumbersome at all.
Please see the video linked above for all details, and also to see how these Serpent clips look on various models of ours. You can see a full gallery of examples of these Serpent Clips here, or you can watch the slideshow linked below.
These clips will be available on any custom Edison Pen and will add $149. If you are interested, please email me.