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


New Pens Production Line

New Material to the Production Line Comet! Cobalt Magma!

Hi Pen Fans!

I am very happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Comet with a new material – Cobalt Magma!

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

This Cobalt Magma has a base color that is royal blue, but the flecked accents are a deeply saturated red that really pops!

The finial compliments these red flakes, as it is made of a solid translucent red.

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


Current Inventory Pen Shows Production Line

New LE Premiere, Current Inventory Updated, and Detroit Show Dates

Hi Pen Fans.

I want to quickly cover 3 topics in this update.

1. A new Limited Edition Premiere through the Goulet Pen Co. was just announced! It has been a while since we have done a special edition Premiere with the Goulets, and I think that this will be very well received.

This Premiere is from an amazing material made by Jennifer Earley with Stormwind’s Creations. Jennifer has been making materials for us for good while now and her work continues to amaze us!

This edition is limited to 200 pens.

You can find the details regarding this pen here

2. We have updated our Current Inventory Galleries with a lot of new pens. This includes a good amount of Collier Grandes and also plenty of pens made from materials by Jennifer Earley, Jonathon Brooks, and Tim McKenzie.

So there are more than 400 pens now in our inventory, all of which are ready to ship. See here for these pens, or you will see a slideshow with these pens at the bottom of this post.

3. We will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this year, but we will have to miss Friday! Our son is a Senior in High School (I have no idea where the time went), and he will be honored at an event that Friday night. So we will be arriving very late Friday, October 20th. Then we’ll be set up on Saturday the 21st, and Sunday the 22nd only.

We will provide more details regarding the Detroit Show as we get closer to the date.

Please let me know of any questions.

Brian at Edison

New Materials New Pens Production Line

Special Edition Garolite Collier in the Production Line!

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very happy to announce something very unique that we have never done here at Edison!

We now have a Special Edition Collier in Garolite! This pen is part of the Production Line, so this pen cannot be purchased directly from Edison. It will be sold only by our retailers that you see HERE.

There is a lot to discuss regarding Garolite, but allow me to give a rough outline of this pen before getting into all of the finer details….

  • Garolite is a glass reinforced thermoset composite. Put simply, it is a woven fiberglass laminate that is bonded with epoxy. It is extremely wear-resistant.
  • Price will be $199 with a Steel nib in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm or 1.5mm.
  • This is a Special Edition, so it is a limited quantity.
  • We have manufactured all of the Garolite Colliers for this entire Special Edition, and those pens have been shipped to our retailers. We will not be manufacturing more quantities of this pen. So once our retailers no longer have inventory of this pen, it will be gone.
  • This pen is available only for purchase from the retailers that you see HERE.

Let’s get into some details regarding this pen and material…

As stated, Garolite is a laminated glass-reinforced thermoset composite. Many people will want to call this G10. But G10 is a specific type of Garolite. There are G7, G9, G10, G11, and many other types with differing qualities. This is CE Garolite. But for the purposes of a pen, there will be no functional differences in the various types of Garolite.

Garolite 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. It typically patinas to a darker color, leading to some nice character over the long term.

Along with this excellent wear resistance, Garolite is also lightweight. This Garolite version of the Collier is about 3 grams heavier than an acrylic version (26g vs 29g), so there really isn’t a perceptible difference.

Despite the excellent machining qualities, Garolite still won’t cut as clean 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 butterscotch acrylic. This makes the pen much more attractive at that location compared to just using garolite for the threaded portions. This also makes the threads more accurate and feel very smooth compared to if we had threaded garolite-to-garolite.

There is roughly a 10-15% occurrence of some of these pens turning out darker. You can see how a darker version of this pen will appear by looking at the pen at the top of this photo…

We do not have control over the darker versions, and our retailers cannot honor special requests for a darker or lighter version.

Since this material is essentially a woven fabric, many people will wonder how it will react to ink staining. The short answer is that yes…the material can take on ink and show stains. However, we are finding that simply soaking the stain in water for a few minutes and then scrubbing with a test-tube brush or an old toothbrush works very well and has no negative effect on the material. The photo below shows Waterman Serenity Blue before and after a stain….

Of course, Waterman is a relatively gentle ink. But our tests are showing that just about every ink out there can be removed (we were actually able to remove Baystate Blue!). But more stubborn cases might require a household cleaner. If your pen develops stains that you cannot remove with just water, contact us for a more thorough method of cleaning.

But in the end…if you want to avoid the possibility of stains, we recommend not taking the pen ‘on-the-go’ where it might get bumped and jostled, causing ink to spurt from the nib. But if you do encounter stains, we can share excellent methods for removing them.

I think that’s everything! I’m sure that there will be questions regarding this new pen and material, so please reach out and we’ll be happy to help!

Brian at Edison


Nib Customizations Production Line

Pendleton Brown Carrying the Production Line!

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very excited to announce that my good friend, Pendleton Brown is now carrying the Production Line!

I’ve known Pendleton from the pen shows for at least 12-13 years, and he became a very good friend early on. He has primarily been a nib technician, offering some of the most amazing work that I’ve ever written with. I was very happy when my friend contacted me with interest in carrying Edison!

You can see Pendleton’s Edison offerings here.

When looking through Pendleton’s offerings, you’ll notice that his pricing is a little higher than our other retailers. Please keep in mind that the price does include his amazing BLS (Butter Line Stub) nib. You can learn more about the BLS nib here. I’ll attach a writing sample below. I’ve written with this nib more than a few times at the pen shows, and it’s simply sublime!

In addition to the BLS nib, of course, Pendleton offers plenty of other specialty nibs such as added flex, customizing smoothness/crispness, dryer/wetter, oblique grinds, etc.

So when you are looking at our retailers that offer the Production Line, Pendleton is one of the few that can offer you a Production Line pen that also includes a customized nib.

You can learn more about Pendleton here, but trust me when I say that it’s not easy to find a nicer fellow!

I wanted to include a photo that goes way back. This photo is from the Chicago Pen Show many years ago. For perspective…in this photo, Pendleton is with my son, Andrew. Andrew is now 17 and we are currently shopping for colleges!

Alas….the time, she flies!

Please head over to Pendleton’s Pens to look around and please reach out with any questions!

Brian at Edison

New Pens Nib Customizations Production Line

#6 Steel Flex Nibs!

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very happy to announce that we now have #6 Steel Flex Nibs!

Within the video below I explain how they are made, show writing samples, and compare them to our Stock 14k Flex nibs.

These Flex nibs are available in Silver Tone only, in Extra Fine or Fine tip sizes.

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If these are purchased equipped on a Signature Line Pen, the cost will be the same as a pen equipped with a normal Steel Nib. If purchased individually, they will be $28.

These nibs will also be available soon through our retailers that carry our Production Line.

Please email me with any questions.

Brian at Edison

New Pens Production Line

New Model to the Production Line! The Comet!

Hi Pen Fans!

It was about a year ago that we introduced The Comet to our Signature Line. Since then, it has been our best selling model. Special thanks to our employee Jake, as this pen was entirely his design.

We have had a lot of requests to introduce this pen to our Production Line, and we agree that this is a good idea. (to understand the difference between the Signature Line and Production Line, click here)

We have chosen three materials that we’ve had in mind for the Production Line for a good while. The Comet seemed like a great way to introduce them.

The Production Line Comet will come in Brandywine, Sea Spray, and Cumberland.

BrandywineSea SprayCumberland

The Comet is a design that uses the finial as the largest diameter, tapering from this point all the way to the end of the barrel. The finial has been made from a translucent material that represents a comet. The rest of the pen tapers to the end of the barrel, representing the comet’s tail.

To see how The Comet compares to our other models, click the image above.

The cap posts deep and secure.

Pricing for this pen will be the same as all of our other Production Line Pens. $169 with a Steel nib or $299 with an 18k nib.

For those that would like a totally custom version of The Comet, we are still going to be offering this pen within our Signature Line.

The Production Line version of the comet is now available from our retailers. Please click here to see Edison retailers that carry our Production Line.

Please reach out with any questions!

Brian at Edison




New Materials New Pens Production Line

New Material to the Production Line Collier! Azure Skies!

Hi Pen Fans!

I am very happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Collier with a new material – Azure Skies!

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.

Azure Skies, Rock Candy, Antique Marble, Nighthawk, Persimmon Swirl

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!

Please reach out with an questions!

Brian at Edison



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

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