The 2020 Edition of La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) – Full Metal Jacket
The Pineider La Grande Bellezza fountain pen is back with a new collection: Full Metal Jacket! Dante del Vecchio, Pineider’s top pen maker, created a metallic variant of Ultra Resin (UR) dubbed “Full Metal Jacket”, both as a tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s memorable film and because it alludes to the metallic effect of the pen’s surface. Each version is available in six new virtually unbreakable UR metallic colors: three solid and three marbled (pictured below).
Choose from six colors: Coal Grey, Ash Grey, Midnight Black Steel, Army Red, Sugar Paper, and Lightning Blue.
Over the last several years, Italian pen maker, Aurora, has released pens in their Aurora 88 Stellar collection, inspired by the splendor of the planets. The 88 is their flagship pen model that features an 18kt gold nib and Aurora’s Hidden Reservoir piston filling mechanism with a built in ink reserve so you won’t run out of ink when you might need it most! These pens are made entirely in Torino, Italy. Take a look at how Aurora pens are made in this behind-the-scenes tour of their factory.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
Fingerpaints: swirly rainbow resin, with silver clip and centerband (above) and a #6 polished steel nib engraved with Edison logo (below).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.