New Pens Added to the Edison Menlo Fountain Line

Edison Menlo Fountain Pen

Edison Menlo – Sweet Honey, Fingerpaints, and Blue Grotto

The previous Menlo pen (Signature Line) was designed with a Draw Filler, and was a very popular choice with fountain pen fans and enthusiasts. This inspired the Edison Pen Company in late June 2020 to release a re-engineered Menlo pen featuring a Converter Filler. They added the new pens to the Production Line. We are excited to carry these and have them available in three beautifully crafted materials: Sweet Honey, Blue Grotto, and Fingerpaints.

Edison Menlo – Sweet Honey

The Sweet Honey pen is made of a swirly golden amber resin.  This never used before material comes from the same supplier as the Edison Collier – Rock Candy pen, so it has that nice “near-celluloid” feel. The Sweet Honey is accented with a gold-plated clip and centerband, and a #6 two-tone steel nib engraved with the Edison logo.

Menlo in Sweet Honey Acrylic

Sweet Honey: Swirly Golden Amber Resin with Gold-Plated Clip and Centerband (above), and a #6 Two-Tone Steel Nib Engraved with Edison logo (below).

Edison Menlo Sweet Honey Two-Toned Steel Nib

Edison Menlo – Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto pen is made of a swirly turquoise and black resin (the same never used before material as the Sweet Honey), with a silver clip and centerband. The silver finish sets the Blue Grotto apart from the golden touches of Sweet Honey.

Menlo in Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto: swirly turquoise and black resin, with silver clip and centerband (above) and a #6 polished steel nib engraved with Edison logo (below).

Edison Menlo – Fingerpaints

The Fingerpaints pen is made of a swirly rainbow resin. The material is the same as the Edison Menlo – Pearlette, and was re-used because of its popularity. It features the same silver finish as the Blue Grotto and the polished engraved steel nib.

Menlo in Fingerpaints

Fingerpaints: swirly rainbow resin, with silver clip and centerband (above) and a #6 polished steel nib engraved with Edison logo (below).

Edison Menlo - Fingerpaints

Each pen accepts a standard international converter (included) or short standard international cartridges, or can be converted to eyedropper fill. Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

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”

All Edison pens are handmade in Milan, Ohio by Brian Gray.

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July 2nd, 2020|Pen News, Pen Reviews|0 Comments

Write Now Ep. 201

Brian and Drew are BACK for the first time in 4 months for this informal catch-up video on all the next products that have been launching since Write Now went on hiatus. Shooting from Brian’s home, they talk about COVID-19 and what they’ve been up to, and show a slew of new products and give their opinions on them. They have no idea if they’ll keep doing Write Now after this, but at least here’s one for you to enjoy!


0:00 Introduction/banter

7:00 Goulet Pens update

7:40 Sailor Pro Gear Slim Blue Dwarf/Fairy Tales

9:00 Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini

10:00 Traveler’s Factory Green Brass Pen SE

11:10 Sailor Pro Gear Realo

12:40 Platinum Curidas

13:30 Monteverde Regatta Rosewood

14:40 TWSBI 580 Smoke/Rose Gold II

15:45 TWSBI Eco White/Rose Gold

16:40 TWSBI 580 ALR Prussian Blue

17:45 Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Dream

19:45 Visconti Homo Sapiens Blue Lagoon LE

20:35 Pelikan m1000 Green Ray LE

22:00 Sailor’s Sailor LE ink

22:35 Sailor Wicked Witch of the West SE

27:00 Outro/banter


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June 29th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

Visconti Homo Sapiens Limited Edition History

The Homo Sapiens is one of Visconti’s most popular pen models using the Visconti ‘Hook Safe Lock’, a revolutionary capping system so you can cap a pen without worrying about the cap accidentally unscrewing in your pocket and leaking. The fountain pen features Visconti’s patented Double Reservoir Power Filler, a unique filling system that allows a greater ink capacity. All of these limited editions colors come numbered. Here is a visual look back at all of the limited edition colors of the Visconti Homo Sapiens.

2020: Blue Lagoon

2019: Midnight in Florence

2018: Jade & Bronze Swirl

2017: Chiantishire

2016: London Fog

2014: Florentine Hills & Crystal Swirl 


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June 25th, 2020|Special & Limited Edition History|0 Comments

Introducing the Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini

Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Fountain Pen

Six colors available

Compact, pocket-sized, cartridge-only fountain pen with a 14kt gold nib.

Sailor has maintained over 100 years of quality, technical excellence, and perfection. The solid writing performance stems from skilled craftsmen who have perfected the original nib technology since 1911.

Sailor Pro Slim Mini Nib Detail

Nib Detail: 14-karat Gold Pro Gear Slim Mini

Sailor has built a reputation for having the best quality nibs and the Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini fountain pen is no different. The Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini fountain pen comes in six muted colors, and features a resin barrel, cap, and finials, a navy blue resin grip section, and is complemented by gold-plated accents. The flat top cap features the Sailor anchor logo inset into the top finial. This pocket-sized compact fountain pen comes equipped with Sailor’s legendary 14kt yellow gold nib in medium fine. The cap screws to open/close and can screw to post onto the back of the barrel when writing. The Professional Gear Slim Mini fountain pen comes with a Sailor proprietary cartridge; it does not accept a converter.

The Pro Gear Slim Mini is compact in size, smaller than the Professional Gear Slim, and makes it easy to carry.

Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Compared to Pro Gear Slim

Pro Gear Slim Mini Compared to Pro Gear Slim

You can also check out all compatible Sailor ink cartridges. Current available colors are Rose Taupe, Slate Green, Stellar Blue, Mustard Yellow, Blush Pink, and Taupe.

See more of the Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Fountain Pens. Do you own a Pro Slim Mini or Pro Gear Slim Mini? Which size do you like better?

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June 23rd, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

Introducing the Diplomat Aero Antique Rose

We’re thrilled to announce our latest color in the Diplomat Aero line. This soft pink color on the Aero is simply stunning! This blush color called Antique Rose features silver trim and a silver grip with both steel and gold nib options available. This color is a special production run only available at Goulet Pens, and once it’s gone, it will not be available ongoing.

The Aero comes with a smooth writing #6 JoWo nib in polished stainless steel or in two tone 14k gold. The writing experience you get with this pen is one that is smooth and enjoyable on a variety of paper.

If you’re looking for inks to match, we recommend trying Robert Oster Cherry Blossom, Diamine Grey, or Sailor Shikiori Yozakura. Be sure to check out our Instagram post for even more ink suggestions.

See more of the Diplomat Aero in Antique Rose on GouletPens.com. Do you own the Aero? What do you love about it?

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June 18th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

Introducing David Oscarson Pens

Luxury Hard Enamel Fountain Pens in Exquisitely Themed Collections

Luxury, Limited Edition fountain pens are something to talk about! They boast some of the most elaborate and intricate designs in the world. The rare materials, creative concepts and labor intensive processes create more than just a design – they are meaningful pieces of art. David Oscarson is no stranger to creating these masterpieces or to pen collectors across the globe.

David Oscarson Ganesh

Ganesha Fountain Pen – Emerald Green/Gold

His pieces are handcrafted from 18-karat Gold and Sterling Silver, giving them a solid weight and world-class look and feel. They are also passed through a decorative technique, called Guilloche, where precise and repetitive patterns are engraved into the pen, bringing light and luster to the surface of the metal.

David Oscarson Russian Imperial Sky Blue Fountain Pen

Russian Imperial Sky Blue Fountain Pen – Guilloche Technique

Russian Imperial Fountain Pen - St. Petersburg Sky Blue/Silver Cap Detail

Russian Imperial Cap Detail

Hard Enamel is yet another level of patience, expertise and skill brought to the Guilloché technique. Using a mortar and pestle, a composition of glass, water and metal oxides is ground for hours by hand. When settled, the water is removed, leaving the fine paste that is the basis for hard enamel. A quill is then used to apply each coat of the mixture to the surface of the metal, ensuring that the entire Guilloché area is completely covered in enamel. The components are then fired in a furnace at temperatures exceeding 1,000° F, fusing the enamel to the metal and forming a layer of glass.

Celestial Cap Detail

Celestial Fountain Pen Cap Detail

After cooling, the pieces are manually ground with a diamond file, restoring their proper shape and surface. This tedious process is repeated at length until the level of enamel reaches the depth required to cover the peaks and fill the valleys of each intricate Guilloché pattern. When the final stages of firing are completed, the pieces are polished and buffed, revealing the velvet finish of translucent hard enamel. A five-year apprenticeship is required to ensure that the highest levels of quality will be met in each individual Collection piece.

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Russian Imperial 18-Karat Gold Nib and Sterling Silver Section

Celestial Fountain Pen 18-Karat Gold Section

Celestial Fountain Pen 18-Karat Gold Section

David Oscarson has taken quality, craftsmanship and style to create not only a one-of-a-kind writing instrument, but an investment to cherish now and pass down to future generations of writers and loved ones.

David Oscarson Lord Ganesha Cap Detail - Emerald Green/Gold

Lord Ganesha Cap Detail – Emerald Green/Gold

We are now an authorized dealer of David Oscarson pens. We’re starting out with a limited selection across several different themed collections: Alexander Fleming, Celestial, Golden Spike, Harlequin, Koi, Lord Ganesha, and Russian Imperial. As they are all small limited runs, the selections will continue to change over time. All are priced at $5,900.

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June 16th, 2020|Goulet Guests, Pen Reviews|0 Comments