Nothing Compares 2 U: Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl

Apologies to Sinead O’Connor for stealing the song title to title this post, but I am dopey swoony over this pen. Like I miss it when I’m not around it. It has completely stolen my pen-loving heart. It has spoiled me for all other pens. This is serious, folks.

Behold the Edison Collier in Persimmon Swirl. Oh, my. There I go, swooning again. (Did I faint? Did I get the vapors?)

Use with cartridge or converter OR as an eyedropper pen

By listening to the Fountain Pen Geeks podcasts, I’m learning a lot about the fountain pen players, including Brian Gray (Edison Pen Company, the maker of this pen) and Brian Goulet (The Goulet Pen Company, the seller of the pen). The Collier is one of Brian Gray’s production pens and is sold by The Goulet Pen Company, as well as a few other sellers. I love poking around on The Goulet’s website, and let me tell you, when I spotted this pen, my eyes popped out of my head, just like a cartoon critter’s.

Yes, like this.

This is the biggest pen I own, but it’s wonderfully comfortable and fun to hold. The section is perfectly shaped for my grip, so writing with it is a dream. A DREAM. The #6 two-tone steel nib (fine) writes smoothly and without hesitation. The looks are truly killer. Photos don’t really do justice to the sheen and depth of the persimmon swirl pattern. The branding is simple and subtle. There is not one misstep with this pen. Not a one.

I could blabber on like a fool all day long, but I think I’ll just let the photos do the talking.

Persimmon Swirl. (Reminds me of Nemo!)

Oh so subtle branding

A view of the #6 nib

Edison Collier vs. Lamy Vista

Edison Collier, I’ll say it again. Nothing compares 2 u.


AND here’s a super review from another fan: Stephen Brown’s video review.

19 thoughts on “Nothing Compares 2 U: Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl

  1. šŸ˜ Oh. My. Goodness. CRUEL! CRUEL TAUNTING ME WITH THESE DELICIOUS PICTURES! I totally want this. It really does remind me of Nemo. But also of delicious gorgeous shimmery pretty-ness. Ok I’m rambling now. But you get the picture. I’m salivating over it.

      • Well, I may be a huge sucker but you can guess what I’m arranging to purchase in the near future (i.e…. by the end of the week…). Thank you for your wonderful enabling!! And I mean that in the best way possible!

  2. Don’t you just love it when you’re finally able to obtain a pen you’ve been lusting after? It’s a great feeling. Congrats on the new pen and thanks for the mention!

    • I feel EXACTLY like Stephen’s “My precious!!” cartoon! Love reading and listening to you guys! I feel like I’m attending Fountain Pen University.

  3. That material really does look amazing, especially in your excellent photos! I’ve only held back because I’m a little daunted by the size of the Collier.

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  9. I know this blog entry is a few years old now, but I found it while googling the Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl. I stumbled across this pen while binge watching reviews on SBRE Brown’s You Tube channel and I experienced the same feelings you did when you first saw it – I’m head over heels in love with this pen! I’ve only been using fountain pens for a couple of months and I’m having an internal argument with myself at the moment, because Ā£130 is a LOT of money to spend on a pen, but on the other hand I NEED IT!! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog by the way!

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