When I asked Scott Franklin of Franklin-Christoph if he’d consider sharing his Daily Carry Pens with us, he responded in typical Fountain Pen Geek fashion by sending a terrific photo and an anecdote-filled list.
Thank you, Scott. Your pens are gorgeous!
Scott’s personal Lucky 13 Penvelope in Boot Brown Leather looks better for wear each time I see it.
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Left to Right:
- Tree Ring Fountain Pen:
Given to me as a gift by Tree Ring owner Dave Wager. Birth date of the tree was 1901, the same year our original company was founded.
- Ferrari da Varese Yesterday Ballpoint:
Rare blue-green hard baked enamel and sterling silver. Only 8 of these were ever produced in this color.
- Ancora Prima Reserve:
A 2002 Limited Edition Fountain Pen that was a PenCity exclusive when I owned it back then. We did 3 colors and I always liked the look of this pen with the dark green acrylic. Giovanni, the Ancora owner, is a good guy and I’ve always enjoyed his work.
- Ferrari da Varese Sterling/Maroon Yesterday Fountain Pen:
I designed most of this pen for FdV about 12 years ago and have always been partial to it. I count Ivan Ferrari as one of my best friends in life, and he didn’t think the pen would do well as it was different from their usual design motif. He was wrong, of course, and never lived it down.
Model 65 Desk PenModel 02 Intrinsic:
Black & Emerald Intrinsic with a Medium Stub Nib.
- Clear Prototype of an OEM project we’re developing:
No clip, Franklin-Christoph Steel Nib in Fine. I’ve left it in a prototype of our new pen sleeve because I probably shouldn’t be showing the pen – plus this let’s me show you the sleeve.
- Franklin-Christoph IPO Diamondback LE #1 of 14:
We took our original IPO and had abalone, mother of pearl, and platinum inlaid by a maki-e artist in Japan in our Four Diamonds motif. I confess I don’t use this one much, but I do use the original artist’s proof, which has a much more subtle version of the diamondback work on it.
- Original Franklin-Christoph Model 08 Paradox Ballpoint:
This was our flagship pen design for a long time and probably never should have been retired. We replaced it eventually with the Model 22 series, which is my every day mechanical pencil.