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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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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

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Fan Feedback New Materials New Pens

The Results Are In! The New Collier Will be Pearlized Juniper!

Hi Pen Fans!

Last week we explained an issue with one of our materials suppliers who is experiencing delays due the virus. As a result, we are completely out of Rock Candy for the Collier! 🙁
Click here if you did not see this post.

So we ran a poll and allowed YOU to decide what the next Collier Production Line Material would be! The results are in, and Pearlized Juniper will be the next Collier Production Line Material!

At the beginning of the poll, Lapis Lazuli Flake had a hearty lead, but as the weekend passed, Pearlized Juniper took the lead!

So we are manufacturing the Collier from Pearlized Juniper literally today!

Remember that this will be a temporary replacement for the Collier in Rock Candy. Honestly, we have no idea how long it will take to get more Rock Candy. It could be a month or it could be several months. But as soon as it does arrive, we’ll stop manufacturing the Pearlized Juniper, and resume with Rock Candy.

I estimate that it will take us a little over two weeks to get these manufactured out of Pearlized Juniper and into the hands of our retailers. I’ll keep updates timely.

Stay tuned!

Brian at Edison

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New Materials Production Line

Covid Delays! So We Are Allowing YOU to Choose the Next Production Line Collier!

Hi Pen Fans!

Unfortunately, we are experiencing Covid-related delays from one of our materials suppliers. At this point, we are completely out of the Rock Candy that we use for the Production Line Collier!

Our supplier will get Rock Candy to us as soon as they can, but they are working with a very small staff due to virus-related restrictions. So our order is significantly delayed, with no definite date of arrival.

Here’s our plan….

We need to temporarily stop manufacturing the Collier in Rock Candy. We will offer a replacement until our shipment of Rock Candy arrives.

And YOU can choose what it will be!

We have a poll set up so that all of our customers can choose between four excellent materials that will be the new Production Line Collier.

This new material will be temporary. We will continue to manufacture the Collier out of this new material until our shipment of Rock Candy arrives. At that time we will will stop manufacturing the new material and resume the Rock Candy.

So here are the four materials that we are allowing our customers to choose from!

A = Pearlized Juniper
B = Dreamy
C = Polar Crunch
D = Lapis Lazuli Flake

You can see additional photos of each material by clicking these links…
Pearlized Juniper
Dreamy
Polar Crunch
Lapis Lazuli Flake

Click Here To Vote for the Next Collier Material

The poll will remain open until Sunday evening. Then on Monday morning, we’ll begin manufacturing the new Collier! I will estimate that it will take about 2+ weeks for us to get proper inventory built and then get the pens into the hands or our retailers.

Please reach out with any questions.

Brian at Edison

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New Materials New Pens Production Line

Menlo Converter Filler to the Production Line! Pearlette being phased out…

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been a while since we’ve introduced a new model to our Production Line, but now is the time!

The Menlo has been a very popular pen within our Signature Line since we introduced it. The Signature Line version is typically a Draw Filler, but we have engineered the Menlo to be a Converter Filler for the Production Line!

We will be offering this in three materials. Sweet Honey, Blue Grotto, and Fingerpaints.

All three of these pens are available at the retailers listed here.

Specifications
Weight 18.5 grams/.652 oz
Capped Length 143mm/5.620”
Posted Length to Nib Tip 165mm / 6.490”
Body Length to Nib Tip 128mm / 5.030”
Body Diameter 13.1mm / .515”
Cap Diameter 14.4mm / .560”
Section Diameter at Narrowest 9.6mm / .38”
Section Length 17.1mm / .670”

Sweet Honey is a material that we’ve never used before. This comes from the same supplier as our Rock Candy Collier, so it has that nice “near-celluloid” feel.

Menlo in Sweet Honey Acrylic
Menlo in Sweet Honey Acrylic

Blue Grotto is a fantastic Dark Blue/Pale Blue combination. We have also never used this in the past, and it comes from the same supplier as the Rock Candy Collier, so it also has that “near-celluloid” feel.

Menlo in Blue Grotto
Menlo in Blue Grotto

Lastly, Fingerpaints might look familiar to many of you, as we are currently using this material in the Pearlette. It’s been very popular, so we wanted to continue using it in the Menlo.

Menlo in Fingerpaints
Menlo in Fingerpaints

Speaking of the Pearlette, we will begin a phase-out of the Pearlette from the Production Line. We will continue to manufacture the Pearlette for the Production Line for about a month then we will cease manufacturing the Pearlette for the Production Line. So if you’ve ever thought about a Production Line Pearlette, now is the time! Of course, we can still manufacture custom Pearlettes, but we can’t offer those at the same price as the Production Line version.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens

New Materials in the Production Line Beaumont!

Hi Pen Fans!

First off, I hope that everyone is staying healthy! If you are not sure about how the pandemic is effecting Edison, please see this blog post. Bottom line, it’s pretty much my wife and myself holding down the fort for the foreseeable future. We are taking all precautions at work and also outside of work. If we are slower with communications or order fulfillment, please bear with us. But everyone here is healthy and I hope the same for each of you!

I’m happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Beaumont with two new materials!

For those of you who like the originals, I see that some of our retailers still have these stocked, but once they are gone, they are gone!

So here are the new materials! (if you cannot see the images below, please click here).

If you are interested, follow this link to see all of our retailers that are carrying this pen.

Aurum…

Fireball….

So below is the entire new selection of Production Line Beaumonts. From left to right…Aurum, Unicorn, and Fireball.

For those who like the materials that these are replacing (Twilight Embers and Amber Glass), I’d recommend deciding quickly, as whatever our retailers have inventoried is all that’s left!

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

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Current Inventory

Everyone Stay Healthy and Current Inventory Updated!

Hi Pen Fans!

First off, we truly hope that you as well as your friends and family are all healthy during this crazy time! At Edison, we are business as usual, but we’re also a relatively small operation. As long as things don’t get worse in Ohio, we’ll remain in operation. But we are taking all precautions and working remotely where we can.

But while being cooped up, I suppose that browsing some excellent pens is a good way to spend time! With that in mind, our Current Inventory Galleries have been updated. Rather than waiting through our current 11 week backlog for a custom order, these pens are all ready to ship immediately for those interested.

A lot of these pens were made in preparation for the Baltimore Pen Show. There are lots of new Menlo Draw Fillers in some excellent translucent materials that we’ve never used before.

Also, we have taken some of Jonathon Brooks’ amazing materials and used it for our Current Inventory. You can see them here.

Lastly, we’ve made plenty of our newest model, the Brockton. This is the first time that we’ve had current inventory Brocktons ready to ship. You can see those here.

I will place a slide show below that shows all pens that are ready to ship, or you can click here for the Current Inventory Galleries.

Again, everyone please use all precautions during this time until things are in the clear. We’ll be doing the same.

Brian at Edison

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New Pens

Limited Edition in Time for Valentine’s Day! The Herald in Rose´

Hi Pen Fans!

We are proud to introduce a new Signature Line Limited Edition pen. This is a Herald in Rose´ Acrylic. This is the first time that we’ve offered Rose Gold as a plating option, but I doubt that it will be the last!

This is a numbered Limited Edition of only 50 pens.

As you can see, the pen is accented with a Steel Nib and a clip that is plated in Rose Gold.

The Herald is a design that was part of our Production Line from 2012 to 2015. Around the time of the arrival of our new machinery last year, I redesigned the Herald from the ground up. I was never totally happy with the posting qualities of the original, so the barrel was altered for more secure posting. The section has been redesigned to a totally different shape. The interior of the cap now has a little more nib clearance and is a touch longer overall. The finial seam is a touch lower to keep the clip in the same position in spite of the cap length alteration. The cap lip of the Herald used to be kind of a sharp edge that didn’t visually transition from the cap to the barrel as well as I’d like, so the cap diameter is a touch smaller, and the cap lip is a nice smooth transition to the barrel step. The transition from barrel threads to section is much less abrupt, so fingers will glide over that transition with little notice.

This pen is a converter filler. We are offering Rose Gold Plated Steel nibs in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm Italic, or 1.5mm italic.

Since the pen is inspired by Valentine’s Day, we included a nice little heart engraving on the back of the cap, infilled with a Rose Gold pigment. The engraving remains small and subtle, so it doesn’t “scream” a Valentine’s Day theme. And for me personally, this is extra special as my beloved wife personally drew the heart, which we later digitized. I might have to keep one of these for myself! 🙂

Price for this pen is be $225. The normal retail price for a Herald with a Steel nib is $275. I want to mention more about this pricing since in the past, we’ve only discounted our Signature Line pens in rare “group buy” settings. As we’ve grown, and with the acquisition of our new machinery not too long ago, we are able to take on more ancillary projects like this. So from here on out, discounted Signature Line Limited Editions like this will be a bit more frequent than just once a year, and not just in a “Group Buy” setting. So stay tuned!

If you would like to see full resolution photos of this pen, click here.

Specifications
Weight – 18.5g
Capped Length – 145mm/5.7″
Posted Length to Nib Tip – 161mm/6.37″
Body Length to Nib Tip – 122mm/4.8″
Body Diameter – 13.5mm/.535″
Cap Diameter – 15.3mm/.6″
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.

Brian at Edison

The Edition is Sold out

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New Materials New Pens

A New Material in the Production Line Collier! Rock Candy!

Hi Pen Fans!

First off, I hope that everyone had a great Holiday Season and a great New Year! Part of our plans for 2020 includes refreshing some of our materials within the Production Line, and the first to be announced is a new material for the Collier! Rock Candy!

This material is something that we’ve never used before, and it’s an interesting composition. 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, it’s qualities remind me of original Sheaffer cebloplast, which are hard to find in a modern acrylic.

The Collier in Rock Candy will be replacing the Collier in Blue Steel. So the Collier offerings will now be Rock Candy, Burnished Gold, Persimmon Swirl, and Antique Marble.

So if you’d had your eye on a Blue Steel Collier, now is the time! Whatever is left within the inventories of our retailers is all that’s left!

As with all of our Production Line Pens, these can only be purchased for through our retailers listed here for $169.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison