Andy's Pens News:
Special Offer on all our Skagen watches -
I now have a huge 40% off all Skagen wateches - while stocks last! In
1989, Henrik and Charlotte Jorst came to the United States from their
native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own
business, to introduce the Danish lifestyle and philosophy into the
lives of many. Skagen Designs was founded by these two natives of
Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed high-quality
objects can be created at reasonable prices.The Skagen Denmark
Collections reflect owners Charlotte and Henrik Jorst's creative Danish
spirit with clean, elegant designs, skillful craftsmanship and
technical perfection. The Jorsts have a hand in designing each piece of
the Skagen Collection, from watches to jewelry to sunglasses. See our
Skagen range here.
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30th September, 2014:
I have two new colours in the already extensive Diamine Ink range: Autumn Oak, and Tyrian Purple. Diamine now offer a whopping 103 different colours in their 80ml ink bottles.
You can see more information on all available Diamine Inks both bottled and in cartridges here.
19th September, 2014:
Also new in today is the gorgeous Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Red Special Edition. Following the successful models M101N tortoiseshell brown and M101N lizard, Pelikan launches the third variation in the historical series: The M101N tortoiseshell red. This model comes with an attractive gift box and one bottle of 4001 royal blue ink. Both feature a special historic motif, which makes the set a beautiful gift for every lover of the Pelikan brand.
TThe barrel is made of the typical Pelikan cellulose acetate in a very unique pattern. Connoisseurs know that the production of this decorative core of the fountain pen is extremely work-intensive. The dark-red parts are made of high-quality resin that polishes itself time and again during use. It is fitted with a 14 carat gold nib.
This gift set will only be available in a limited quantity, starting September 2014, so make sure you secure your piece before it’s sold out .
You can see more information on the Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Red Special Edition pen and all other Pelikan Special Editions here.
19th September, 2014:
Just received a small stock of the 2014 limited editon Pilot Capless. The 2014 Limited Editon Capless pen is in copper lacquer with all rhodum trim. It is housed in a special white box with copper accents. It has a pull-out drawer to hold the instruction booklet and refill cartridges. As with all Capless pens, it is fitted with an ink converter to allow the use of bottled ink. It is fitted with an 18 carat gold rhodium coated nib in a choice of fine. medium or broad widths.
The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance. Its brilliant design and ingenious technology make it a pen for the new age. A larger size, durable metal body and attractive appointments make the Capless unmistakably unique.
You can see more information on the Pilot Capless 2014 Limitd Edition pen and all other Capless models here.
19th September, 2014:
I have managed to wangle just two of the new Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Swirl fountain pens out of the five that managed to make hteir way to the UK. From the primordial oceans of a prehistoric Earth,here's the new Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal. As the through the whole world was shaken by the fury of the elements, volcanoes erupted everywhere and most of the Earth's surface was made of deep seas. This powerful scenario is what we had in mind as we created the Homo Sapiens, one of our most successful pens. The new version is inspired exactly by those enraging seas which dominated our planet ages ago.
If Fire was the dominant element in the previous Homo Sapiens iteration, its Justaxposed force, Water, is the pen's main theme. Water is never still, it flows and it's never the same. It can make canyons out of small fissures, it can't be stopped or captured, just like our creativity, like a good idea. And exactly like a thought, it always change is the key for growth and it's synonim to evolution. The bluish/greenish hues of the pen's body, with their mesmerizing swirls, will differ from pen to pen, so that each piece is truly unique, just like ourselves as human beings. We made only 1000 pieces, as we wanted it to be a special collector's item.
The Homo Sapiens line, from its bronze origin to the Crystal model, is one of our very distinctive traits. Whoever holds them, holds an important piece of our pen making history.
You can see more information on the Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Swirl pen here.
16th September, 2014:
Stock of the new Sailor Maki-e Limited Edition pen "Autumn Under the Stars" has just reached the UK. Human civilisations have always had a fascination for the stars and the four seasons. Sailor is proud to announce a unique series of Limited Edition Maki-e Collections depicting famous constellations overlooking the seasonal night landscapes by the famous Kaga Maki-e artist Ikki Moroiki.
These beautiful designs are applied to the King of Pens Ebonite product and specially fitted with a 21K solid gold nib giving absolute writing perfection.
You can see more information on the Sailor Maki-e Limited Edition pen "Autumn Under the Stars", and all other Sailor Limited Edition pens here.
9th September, 2014:
The new Onoto Excel is now shipping.. The Excel in black acrylic with sterling silver fittings is the first in an entirely new range of Onoto pens and as such, is sure to be in demand from collectors around the world.
Smaller and slightly slimmer than many of the other models in our range which are all based on the 1937 Magna, the Excel still retains the classic look of the 1920s and 30s, and is certainly a pen with panache!
Made from rich black acrylic and complemented by a broad sterling silver cap band and combined hooded cap-end and clip, it’s highly distinctive and very elegant. Hold the Excel and you will feel the same perfect balance that comes with all Onoto fountain pens.
The distinctive sterling silver cap-end is engraved with ‘Onoto England’ while the barrel is engraved with ‘Onoto THE Pen’ the distinctive and iconic marketing slogan first used in 1910 which set Onoto apart as a brand and gave it market leadership in the UK and around the world for many years. A sterling silver barrel button with the edition number engraved into it finishes the overall luxury feel. The Onoto Excel in Black acrylic is produced in a limited edition of only 50 pens. Each one comes with an Onoto Presentation Box and a signed Certificate of Authenticity, together with an Onoto History booklet, an Onoto blotter and a cleaning cloth to keep your pen in tip-top condition. Also included is a leaflet on “How to care for your Fountain Pen”, and a booklet on English hallmarks to explain the history of these stamps of quality. Each Excel is hallmarked on the sterling silver cap band and includes the famous “OPC” Sponsor’s Mark for Onoto Pen Company.
You can see more information on the Onoto Excel Limited Edition pen here.
19th August, 2014:
A new Sailor Special Edition pen, the Professional Gear Sky. Blue Sky thinking - the way to creative inspiration. Presenting the Professional Gear Sky Special Edition. Available in three sizes - the oversized King of Pens, the standard Professional Gear, and the Professional Gear Slim. Available only whilst stocks
You can see more information on the Sailor Professional Gear Sky Special Edition pens here.
6th August, 2014: I have another new
batch of Mabledon Road Bears on my website. All Mabledon Road Bears
are lovingly hand made and are all one-off creations.
You can see more details on the whole range of Mabledon Road Bears that
I currently have available here.