Photo © 2010 Richard F. Binder
I keep contemplating an alternative storage device for my fountain pens as my leather case (which holds 20 pens) will not zip closed due to my 6 Lamy Safari’s and 1 Lamy AL-Star. The caps on these pens are rather wide in diameter and so when I saw this hand-made pen wrap on Richard Binder’s website, it made me wonder whether or not it would allow me to roll up my bigger pens without having them clank together.
According to Richard, “Nadya Weakley is a familiar figure at many pen shows, and she’s seen what works for pen storage and what doesn’t. She designed these wraps to be practical, not flashy or “arty.” She makes them one at a time, carefully serging the edges to secure the tying ribbons and create a sturdy, long-wearing wrap. Each wrap bears her signature free-stitch embroidered nib-N design. Wraps hold 18 pens each and are available in either black or navy blue…. Made of double-napped cotton flannel, Nadya’s pen wraps are economical, practical, and gentle to your pens.”
At only $20, I think it might just be worth the investment to give it a try.