Thursday, January 9, 2014

Frugal Extravagance - Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl

by Tony Thomas

Although this blog is called "The Frugal Fountain Pen", a little frugal extravagance is in order from time to time.  

All of the pens in my collection cost $50 or less (often much less) except for this one:  The beautiful Edison Pen Company Persimmon Swirl fountain pen.  

Although Edison is renown for their "bespoke" or custom pens, they also make some production line pens that are crafted on a CNC lathe rather than by hand at a significant savings.  That said, they are up to the same impeccable quality standards as Edison custom line.

Why did I spring for such an expensive ($150) pen?
  • I have large hands and the Collier is a huge pen!
  • The production line Edisons are still within the reach of people with limited means (moi).
  • Edisons are sold with affordable steel nibs and removable nib units.
  • The pen uses a commonly available #6 nib that can be used in the provided nib unit.
  • Then pen can use a converter, a cartridge or as an eyedropper.
  • It is a true work of art with its beautiful acrylic finish
If you haven't had a chance to check out an Edison pen, please do.  I believe that Brian Gray makes the finest fountain pens available today!  For more info:

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