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We will be bringing our traveling display of pens from Nakaya, Sailor, and Pilot to the DC Pen Show, August 8-10. This is your chance to try out Nakaya Urushi pens, write with Sailor Specialty Nibs, and experience John's unique Spencerian customization.
We will be taking orders at the show for any pen and nib available in our Los Angeles shop. Orders from the show will be promptly set-up (and customized, if applicable) by John, who will be in Los Angeles, then sent to your shipping address. We will also have pens with pre-set nibs available for carry-off sale at the show itself, but will not be doing any nib swaps, adjustments, repairs, or customizations on site. If there is a particular pen or nib you are interested in trying, please contact us by August 1st so that we can bring it to the show. See our Pen Shows page for more details...
In addition the DC Pen Show, we will also be at the San Francisco Pen Show, August 22-24. We will have a wide selection of Nakaya, Sailor, and Pilot pens on hand to try out and purchase, along with many pre-customized nibs. John will be on hand in San Francisco, so we will be able to do set-ups and nib swaps on site. If there is a particular pen or nib you are interested in trying, please contact us by August 15th so that we can bring it to the show. Our table will be open from the afternoon of the 22nd through closing on Sunday - we hope to see you there!
Summer Sale on Pre-Owned Pens
We're celebrating summer by offering special pricing on many of our pre-owned pens. From vintage writing instruments to recent models, we have numerous pens available with additional savings. Just look for the Special Sale Price on selected models...
New and Newly Arrived
Sailor renders homage to the bright days of summer with the new special edition Sky series, arriving in August. Available for a limited time only, these pens are being produced in all three Sailor sizes. The Sapporo/Pro Gear Slim Sky retails for $250, wih our price $200, the Pro Gear Sky retails for $390, with our price $312, and the King of Pen Sky retails for $1020, with our price $816. Pre-orders are now being accepted - you will not be charged until your pen arrives and then ships on to you.
While Platinum has now discontinued the old style 3776 Music Pens, the newer Century Black Music Pen remains an exceptional writing instrument at a terrific price. Identical in body to the standard Century Black pen, the Century Music features a true double-slit Music nib, offering Stub-like line variation and a juicy ink flow. And while the prices on most pens provided with true Music nibs start in the mid-$500's, the Platinum Century Black Music Pen retails for $270, with our price just $216.
Since being introduced three years ago, Nakaya Dorsal Fin pens in smooth Urushi finish have proven so popular that Nakaya has not been able to keep up with demand. Thanks to a recent shipment, however, we now have a small number in stock and available for immediate shipment. Version 1 (cap fin only) pens are available in Ao-tamenuri, Heki-tamenuri, Kuro-tamenuri, Matte Black, and Nanohana-iro, and Version 2 (cap and barrel fins) pens are in stock in Ama-iro, Ao-tamenuri, Awai-murasaki, Heki-tamenuri, and Matte Black. Prices start at $800 - consult our Dorsal Fin pages for more details.
The latest new entry in Sailor's popular Precious Woods series, the Old Teak features dark grain set against a golden-brown finish. The wood finish is specially treated to minimize staining, and the pen utilizes a reliable and convenient clutch-cap mechanism. Available with your choice of Sailor 14 solid gold nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium Fine, Medium, Broad, Music, or Zoom, the Precious Woods Old Teak retails for $430, with our price $344.
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before shipping. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
Have questions? Ready to place an order? As always, you can call us at (323) 655-2641, e-mail us at email@example.com, or use our convenient online order form. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you...
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