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2023 Pen World Reader’s Choice Nominee!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Scriptorium Pens Kelmscott Dragonfly has been nominated for Best Artisan Pen for 2023.

I was absolutely stunned when I received the notification. It’s such an honor to be nominated along with the others whose works have been recognized in this category. I worked with Bob Dupras to create the pen material that would reflect the iridescent colors of dragonflies. He came up with a distinctive and spectacular blank. Mike Redburn brought my idea of a Silver Wraparound Dragonfly Clip to life. We all worked hard on this project, and I’m proud to be a part of this trio. Of course, Mark Bacas makes sure that the pen writes as good as it looks!

2023 Pen World Reader’s Choice Awards Nominee trophy image.

From the email announcing the nomination:

Established in 1994, the Readers’ Choice Awards is the only international awards program for the pen industry and is based on the votes of PEN WORLD readers. An independent panel of judges carefully selected the nominees from a long list of pens (and inks) featured in the magazine throughout 2022.  There are twelve different categories of recognition and five nominees within each category.

Subscribers cast their votes from the official ballot in the April 2023 issue of PEN WORLD, and voting continues through June 30, 2023. We will notify winners in July and will feature the winners in the August issue of PW. We hope to present the awards at the DC Fountain Pen Supershow.  

It truly is a privilege and an honor for PEN WORLD to applaud your artistry and your accomplishments through the Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Click the image below to visit the Photo Gallery for the Kelmscott Dragonfly:

Kelmscott Dragonfly in turquoise, green, and red-brown material with Silver Wraparound Dragonfly Clip.

Tolkien selected as Name for Whatchamacallit

The Whatchamacallit now has an official name — the Tolkien.  I received lots of really great name suggestions for the new model, from social media and via email.  Several suggested Tolkien, and it wasn’t a very hard decision for me after I saw that.  Tolkien has been my favorite writer ever since I first read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in 1973. They were a formative part of my childhood, and it will be fun making Tolkien pens. 😊 

Check out the Pens for Sale page for Tolkiens that are available for sale now!

Whatchamacallit, Repeat Customer Discounts, and Pricing Changes

For sale is a Whatchamacallit! Here’s a new model with simpler lines, created at the request of a customer. It has a straight body, flush cap and barrel style, with flat ends. Prices will start at $185 for this model, which is significantly lower than my other offerings, because flat-tops require less work, and I want to give back that time-saving as a price reduction to my customers.

I’m calling it the Whatchamacallit for now.  If you have any nifty ideas for the model name, let me know!  renee@scriptoriumpens.com 

All Whatchamacallits will be on sale for $185 for the following two weeks (Friday, February 24 – Friday, March 10). After that, prices will start at $185 for regular acrylics and Nikko Ebonite. Alumilites and fancy acrylics will start at $195. 

Pricing Changes

In addition to this new model, some overall pricing changes have been made on pens and options.  The Idyll and Zephyr are now $250. All other fountain pen models remain $235.For more details, see the Pricing page: https://scriptoriumpens.com/ordering-a-pen/custom-order-price-list/

Repeat Customer Discounts

I have a huge customer list going back to 2012.  As of today, any repeat customer who places a new order will receive $5 off each pen in their order.  As they say, repeat customers are the best!  Thank you all for helping me build this pen business. 

New #8 Size Steel Nibs and #6 Size Steel Flex Nibs

Here’s a quick post to let you know that you can get #8 Steel and #6 Flex nibs now. People have been asking for these forever, it seems, and Scriptorium Pens now offers these highly sought after nibs.

The #8 Large Steel nibs are made by Magna Carta and have an ebonite feed and housing.  They are available in Fine, Medium, & Broad, in Polished Steel and Gold Plated.

The #6 JoWo Polished Steel Flex are available in Extra Fine and Fine.

As with all other Scriptorium nibs, these are tuned and smoothed by the amazing Mark Bacas, Nibgrinder.

For more information on all available nib options, see the Nibs and Sections page.

Fountain Pen Day Sale Continues Through Sunday

Hi, folks! I just wanted to remind you that the Fountain Pen Day Sale continues through tomorrow, and includes all pens for sale, not just new orders! Check out the Pens for Sale page, where I’ve just posted photos of a beautiful Thuja Burl Wood Idyll for sale.

Also, you are welcome to use the FPD Sale opportunity to place an order simply to get in line, even if you haven’t decided exactly what you want to order!

Fountain Pen Day Discount: Today through Sunday!

Today, Friday, November 4, is the big day that fountain pen fans look forward to every year. For this 2022’s Annual Fountain Pen Day celebration, Scriptorium Pens is offering $15 off your entire fountain pen order, and $10 off every dip pen order. What’s more, this discount will apply for the whole weekend, not just Friday, so you have more time to look at all the options and choose something that is just right for you. Join in the savings with this international event, which occurs on the first Friday in November each year.

This discount will apply to all orders placed between 12:00am Friday, November 4 and 11:59pm Central Standard Time Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Take advantage of the FPD savings to create that custom pen you’ve always wanted!

Now Available: Special Edition Kelmscott in SEM Ponceau Ripple with Hammered Silver Clip & Band

This Special Edition features Classic Red Ripple Ebonite in SEM Ponceau and a beautiful Hammered Silver Texture for both Clip and Barrel Banding. Accompanying this Special Edition is a custom Rickshaw pen sleeve with a vintage pattern of willow tree leaves and branches.

12 of these originals have been made, & 3 have been sold via pre-order, so there are 9 of these beauties left. Once these 9 are gone, 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. This pen does post. Price is $385 + shipping with steel nib. Gold nibs are available to order.
Email me if you wish to order! renee@scriptoriumpens.com