EDIT: The in stock Kelmscott Dragonfly Special Editions have all sold, but you can still order one in any size, to be placed in the regular work queue, which is currently around 8 to 9 months long.
I’m excited to announce a new pen model, the Kelmscott, along with two very different Special Edition versions. These are the very first Scriptorium Pens Special Editions! The Kelmscott has clean lines featuring a straight cap and barrel with a taper to allow for posting, and has slightly curved finials. The name comes from The Kelmscott Press, created in 1891 by craftsman and designer William Morris, and devoted to bringing back the beautiful illuminated manuscript styles of the medieval period.
The first Special Edition is the Kelmscott Dragonfly, which features a fabulous custom dragonfly material meticulously designed & created by Bob Dupras, and a magnificent Silver Dragonfly wraparound clip crafted by Mike Redburn. Over 8 months were spent in the planning of both the material and clip. A special Rickshaw Bagworks pen sleeve, with a colorful scattering of dragonflies on the outside, comes with the pen.
All 11 Kelmscott Dragonflies have now been sold.
Eleven of these Special Edition Dragonfly Kelmscotts are available now, in Small size, for $335 + shipping. This includes a Mark Bacas tuned steel nib. Gold nibs are available on request. Email me if you’d like to claim one now: email@example.com Once these are gone, you can still order one in any size, to be placed in the regular work queue, which is currently around 8 to 9 months long.
Red Ripple Ebonite and Hammered Silver
The next Special Edition Kelmscott, available in early August, features Classic Red Ripple Ebonite in SEM Ponceau and a beautiful Hammered Silver Texture for both Clip and Barrel Banding. The clip resembles vintage accommodation clip styles, but is attached by a hidden clip ring. The hammered silver clip band winds all the way around the cap finial, and a wide, hammered silver band encircles the lower barrel. Accompanying this Special Edition is a custom Rickshaw pen sleeve with a vintage pattern of willow tree leaves and branches designed by Wm. Morris, mentioned earlier.
12 of these Special Edition Kelmscotts in Red Ripple & Hammered Silver furnishings are available for pre-order, in Small size, for $385 + shipping. Email me if you’d like to claim one of the 12 now: firstname.lastname@example.org
As with the Dragonfly version, once these 12 are spoken for, you can still order one in any size, to be placed in the regular work queue. Wider pen sizes will have wider barrel bands to look proportionate.
Other Special Edition designs are already in the works, and I plan to keep this as a regular feature going forward. 😊