I have seen some unattractive pens in my time, but this new one make take the cake. The Uglee Pen was designed to be comfortable. Unfortunately, the design leaves a bit to be desired. The pen was designed by Dr. James Lee, who received his BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. After spending years looking for a comfortable pen, he decided to create one. Thus, the Uglee Pen was born.
The Uglee Pen is extremely light, weighing only 11 grams. The lack of weight reduces fatigue in the hand. The grip of the pen extends 2/3 of the way up the barrel, making it easier to grip the pen. Dr. Lee claims that this combination, along with its extremely smooth ink-flow system makes it the most comfortable pen around.
The Uglee Pen is available in seven colors. It is refillable, and refills are available in multi-packs. It can be purchased at the Uglee Pen web site, and from other online pen retailers.
I am not sure how I did not know about this, but another artisan is combining my two favorite topics, watches and pens. Barry Gross, a craftsman and woodworking artisan created a line of pens that is truly unique and eco-friendly. Old mechanical watch parts, including fly wheels, cogs, and other items from old watch movements, are glued into place over the body of the pen. Once the parts are glued into place, the pen body and cap are coated over a three day period with a non-yellowing acrylic and polished to a smooth finish. The result is a pen with three-dimensional depth to its design. Barry Gross calls the line of pens his Eco-Friendly pens. The watch parts pens join other pens in the Eco-Friendly line, which includes pens crafted from recycled beer caps, cold computer circuit boards, and fountain pen nibs.
Barry Gross is an artisan with over 30 years experience. He works with wood, and pens, and has been featured at pen shows and in pen magazines. His work is amazing, and his watch parts pens are a must for collectors and watch enthusiasts!
The Fountain Pen Hospital is having its Annual Holiday Expo December 3-5, 2009, from 9am to 5pm. This expo is quite an event, hosting representatives from over 25 manufacturers, and showing thousands of new and vintage pens. If you happen to be in New York City over the first weekend in December, check it out! The Expo is at the Fountain Pen Hospital’s showroom located at 10 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007. Wish I could be there!
The Delta Pen Company has a new collection for the holiday season. The Dreidel Collection is a tribute to the story of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah, and the children’s game of dreidel (Yiddish) or sevivon (Hebrew). The game is played with a four-sided top, emblazoned with letters on the four sides, and candies or other items that are gambled with. Each player spins the top, and either pays in to the pot or receives from the pot based on the letter that shows up on the top.
The Dreidel Collection comes in two varieties, crafted of Italian resin with solid 925 sterling silver trims. The Sevivon (meaning spinner in Hebrew), comes in a Limited Edition of 358 pieces. The Celebration edition is limited to 48 pieces constructed of celluloid with vermeil trim, and a sapphire on the top of the cap. The fountain pen is a lateral lever fill with an 18kt gold nib. The pens are available in black, rose, white and blue. The dreidel is hidden in the top of the pen cap.
Delta Pens are distributed by the Yafa.