We will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this coming weekend on the 21st and 22nd!
However, we will need to miss Friday! Our son is a Senior in High School (where has the time gone?), and we will attend an event at Friday night’s football game honoring the Seniors and their parents.
So we will be arriving late Friday night, setting up early Saturday morning (pumped full of coffee), and staying until the end of the show on Sunday.
I haven’t had time to count exactly, but will be bringing more than 400 pens to the show! We will have plenty of our newest Collier Grandes with the big #8 nib, as well as plenty of pens made from ‘craft’ materials by Jonathon Brooks, Jennifer Earley, and Tim McKenzie.
To see all pens that we will be bringing, please visit our Current Inventory Gallery, or you can watch the slideshow at the bottom of this post.
This Current Inventory Gallery has been updated as of today with about 75 new pens! If you cannot attend the pen show and are interested in any of the pens that are currently inventoried, email me and I can let you know of the availability of any of these pens before or after the show.
We can’t wait to get back to the Baltimore Pen Show this weekend! It is a strange thought that the last time we attended Baltimore, this new thing called Covid was just making the news. Sheesh! It’s been way too long since we’ve seen our Baltimore friends and we are very happy to be coming back!
The feature of the show will be a Limited Edition pen that will be exclusive to the Baltimore show. This will be our first collaboration with a material maker that is relatively new on our radar, Jennifer Earley with Stormwinds.
We had heard of Jennifer’s work in the recent past, but it wasn’t until a customer of ours requested a custom pen from Jennifer’s materials that we had our first hands-on experience. Since then, we’ve been purchasing more and more materials from Jennifer, as they are truly stunning!
So this Limited Edition Exclusive will be a Beaumont made from Jennifer’s Palomino Waltz at Sunset.
You will notice that this is the first time that we’ve implemented a new idea for hardware that we’ve been experimenting with…
The clip and band are coated in an extremely durable white ceramic finish.
(Side note – we are very happy with how this ceramic coated hardware turned out. Stay tuned for the possibility of seeing this idea implemented more!)
The edition will be limited to 15 pens. At past pen shows, our LE exclusives have sold pretty fast. Not everyone can attend each day of the show, and many cannot get off work to attend Friday. For this reason, we will limit our Friday sales of this LE to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. It will be first come, first served each day.
These will be priced at $275 with a Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course, we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory. Click Here to see our entire inventory of over 400 pens that will be coming to Baltimore with us.
In addition to the Limited Edition from Jennifer’s material, we will also have other pens inventoried from her materials, as well as pens from other craft material makers like Jonathon Brooks and Tim McKenzie. Click Hereto see all pens made from handcrafted materials that will be coming to the show made by Jennifer, Jonathon, and Tim.
We will be bringing a Limited Edition Pen that is exclusive to the Chicago Show! This is a Comet made from Jonathon Brooks Forged Patina. Please see the video below for all details.
The edition will be limited to only 15 pens. They will be priced at $275 with a Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
We will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only and our Saturday sales to the remaining 5 pens. First come, first serve each day. We realize that a lot of people can’t get off of work to attend a pen show on a Friday and we want everyone who wants this pen to have a shot at it.
If you cannot attend the pen show and like this material, we do have plenty of it left for custom pens. While we cannot make a pen identical to this Comet and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same Forged Patina material. Be sure to email me if you’d like to speak about a non-limited edition pen made from this material.
Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory to the show. Actually, we’ll be bringing inventory exceeding 425 pens! Please see the video above for all of these pens. We normally need 2 tables for pen shows, but we’re stepping it up with 3 tables this time! We will have pens made from materials that we’ve never brought to a pen show before, including lots and lots of pens made from craft materials by Jonathon Brooks and Tim McKenzie.
First, we will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this weekend! We’ve always enjoyed this show and look forward to attending again this year!
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE! We will be arriving Friday Morning and will attend the full show schedule except for Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, we have a family event that we have to attend Sunday evening. So we will need to pack up around lunchtime on Sunday to exit a little earlier than we would like. So if you are attending the show and would like to see our display, please be aware of an early departure on Sunday.
I won’t have time to photograph all of the pens that we are bringing to show within this blog post, but we are bringing a lot of new stuff! We will be bringing a pen show record 80+ Menlo Draw Fillers, and about half of them are from new materials that we’ve never used before, most of them being translucent. Outside of the Menlos, we also have about 150+ pens that are new to our inventory. For those that can’t attend the Detroit Show, we’ll have those pens photographed and hosted in our galleries upon our return.
Next, Friday the 18th will commemorate Edison being in business for 12 years!
It was 12 years ago on October the 18th that I wrote my first invoice as the Edison Pen Company! It’s been a wonderful way to make a living! This whole thing started with a love for pens and an 80lb lathe in my garage. I never thought it would even be a living, let along what it’s become today! My wife, employees, and our families thank you sincerely for your support over the years!
Along with this, expect to see a lot of new things between now and the end of the year. A new pen design, some pretty special Limited Editions, and I’ve nearly completed a full video tour of our facility! So lots of new things coming between now and the end of the year, with lots more plans for 2020!
It’s been a long time that I’ve been admiring Jonathon Brooks’ work as a penmaker, but also as a maker of pretty amazing materials. I have always wanted to work with Jonathon and some if his great materials. Last year at the DC Pen Show we started to hatch some plans….
Jonathan sent me some material samples not too long ago, and I really liked what I was working with. After making a few pens with these samples, I started to think of some kind of Limited Edition, but something that would remain small and simple to begin with.
Since we are attending the San Francisco Pen Showfor the first time ever later this month on the 23rd, we figured that this might be a great time to set up an exclusive pen for the San Francisco Pen Show, and Jonathon’s materials looked to be perfect fit.
So we recently put the finishing touches on a pen design that we’ll bring to the San Francisco Pen Show, sold exclusively at the show…..
This is a Menlo, but without a centerband. This is a material that Jonathon made exclusively for Edison that is loosely based on his “Japanese Autumn”, but Jonathon added some more reds and oranges to set this material apart. The Menlo is typically a Draw Filler, but we made this pen as a converter filler. You can see in the photo above that we created a nice engraving to note the exclusivity of this pen to the 2019 San Francisco Pen Show.
This pen will be available at the San Francisco Pen Show as a Limited Edition of only 10 pieces. It will be first come, first served at the show when we set up on Friday the 23rd. We will not take pre-orders for this pen.
(if you would like to see higher resolution versions of these photos, click here,here, and here.)
We are going to price this pen at the same rate as our normal Menlo set up as a Converter Filling Pen. $275 with a steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.
Now I realize that some of you might feel left out if you love the looks of this pen, but cannot attend the San Francisco Pen Show. But I think that we can still help you out!
We do still have some of this Modified Japanese Autumn material available, and we can make a few more custom pens from it. But abiding by the rules of a Limited Edition, we cannot offer it as a Bandless Menlo, and we cannot offer it at the same price. Jonathan’s materials are significantly more expensive than what we normally use. In the case of the Limited Edition, we can absorb this cost since we made these pens “assembly line” style. But a custom pen made from this will be a bit more expensive due to the materials cost. Exactly what the additional cost would be, I don’t know yet, but if you are interested, please reach out and we can figure it out.
It’s truly been a pleasure working with Jonathon’s materials (and Jonathon!) If anyone wanted Edison to create any custom pen made from any of Jonathon’s materials, it can certainly be done, so feel free to inquire.
If anyone has questions, please email me! Otherwise we’ll look forward to seeing you at the San Francisco Pen Show! next week!
Lastly, expect to see another blog post next week highlighting all of the other pens that we’ll be bringing to the SF Show. We are putting the finishing touches on some other items, and will be bringing more then 350 pens! I’ll be showing those pens next week.