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    Default Re: How you store your pens and/or how to you carry them with you?

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    The whole body of pens live in a pair of Monteverde 36 pen cases which I reviewed here: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...nd-Inexpensive

    If I ever take them out, which is rarely, they travel in this or some version of it:
    That pen wrap is beautiful! Where did you get it?
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    I carry them in two Nock cases (a three pen case and a Sinclair case). The others are stored here and there in repurposed jewelry boxes and Nock Brasstown cases. I do also have a 6 pen case from Franklin Christoph that sits on my desk (current users) and a pen roll from Liz Newton (also current users) and a zip around 16 pen case (also current users). What can I say? I ink a lot of pens!
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    I carry in groups of three. Today I had these in my briefcase so I could write a few cards for National Handwriting Day (thank you, Jon!).


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    I've got a number of leather cigar cases which hold 4 pens, but I use them to take to flea markets in the hope that they will be filled. I don't know why I never use them to store the pens I already have...

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    I don't keep a lot of pens. I buy and sell and rotate through, so my "collection" is small enough to fit in a simple 12 pen display box. When I'm taking pens to work it's usually in a Nock Co. Sinclair three pen case. Right now I'm only carrying one pen, so it's in a green leather single pen zip case that Sammyo sent from Japan.

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    I keep a small footprint 16 pen box on my desk and I carry in either a two or three pen case. Plus there is always a pocket pen in my pocket. For storage of more I use drawers in an old tool chest. I have several desks in various rooms and it is easy to pick up the box with pens at ready and go to one of my other writing areas.
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    Depends...I used to carry my pens in a leather case for years. Nowadays I simply keep my nicer pens at home and carry my workhorse pens (like the custom 823 and Lamy 2000) in my pockets. At one point, I was carrying several thousands of euros in pens to work every day in leather cases and figured this is getting absurd. Not for fear of them getting stolen, I know nothing would get stolen at my workplace, but just due to the sheer impracticality of it all.

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    Since this has become a bit of a picture thread, I thought I'd put up a couple of photos. One of my home made pen wraps in 'toile de jouy', a rather lovely French design;

    and one of the repurposed boxes I've made into a pen box - this one was a box for teabags. We're quite lucky to have the Dammann tea factory just up the road from us, and I come across their boxes quite often at sales. (But this isn't a Dammann box. Their best ones are lovely ebonised black square boxes. One of them holds my Lamy 2000s - the style really suits the pens!)

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    When I leave the house, it's usually in this Pelikan 3 pen case.

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    Many years ago my partner bought me a 40-pen case for Christmas.
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    Then I bought a 12-pen display stand off a "well known auction site". Very smart, but it only takes slim pens.
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    Then came a 40-pen leather case. Note those ominous empty loops!
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    I carry round a fountain pen and a ball pen in a 2-pen leather case
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    I don't have a large collection of pens, but I do use what I have regularly.

    A fellow pen enthusiast I came across converts old silverware boxes into pen storage cases. He removes the silverware storage set up and puts in slotted felt trays suited for pens. He also refinishes the wood exterior of these boxes. The materials and construction of these old cases are generally quite nice. Most are made of mahogany with dovetailed joints. Used cases can be found for very reasonable prices and repurposed for pens.

    I asked him to make a pen drawer to attach to my desk. He used an old silverware box top flipped upside down. It became a shallow drawer with pen storage channels that was refinished to match my desk . I attached drawer slides and installed it under my desk top.

    For me, it works nicely, as my pens and pencils are stored out of the way but readily accessible.

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    That's a really neat idea. I wish I had a pen tray at the top of my little set of filing drawers. That's an IKEA hack waiting to be made!

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    Carry: I got this leather case from a fellow on Etsy.



    I also put pens in my ebags backpack for trips into the office (I telecommute otherwise)

    I just picked up materials to attempt a pen wrap. If I don't flub it too badly I will post a pic.

    Storage: I just got a cheap 48-pen case for storage and taking to pen posse meetings. And I have 3d printed pen rests for my inked pens.
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    Here is my just-completed pen wrap prototype.




    I am already planning a few design improvements for the next one. Also, don't look too closely at the stitching.

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    I always put my pens into the pencil case which I carry on my backpack.

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    The pens I am using are either on a pen stand on my desk or in a i365 pencil (pen) case. The pens I am not using are in a folder type pen case similar to the one pictured above (Post number 30,image 3 of 4).

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    My EDC - a MB 145 Chopin filled with J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir and a MB 146 filled with MB Lucky Orange - in my shirt pocket.

    Four or five of the most frequently-used are on the dining room table. The rest live in a ten-year-old Ashton leather case that holds twenty pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    My EDC - a MB 145 Chopin filled with J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir and a MB 146 filled with MB Lucky Orange - in my shirt pocket.

    Four or five of the most frequently-used are on the dining room table. The rest live in a ten-year-old Ashton leather case that holds twenty pens.
    I also have five or six of my most frequently used pens that are currently inked on my dining room table. They sit on there inside a Visconti leather pen case case that holds six pens.
    It currently holds my Montblanc 146 Silver Barley filled with Mb Meisterstück Diamond Blue ink, Sheaffer Legacy Silver Barley filled with L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Equinoxe 6, Waterman Etalon filled with Diamine Tchaikovsky, Waterman Charleston white filled with a home made copy of SanKo Do Tsumurai Blue, Waterman Charleston yellow filled with Birmingham Rodman Gun Gunpowder Tea and Parker 100 filled with Sailor Oriental Hotel blue. I think there are a couple more pens just lying on the table at the current time too.
    Every so often I have a clear out and clean up then ink some different pens.
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    Haven't used the pen wrap much. I pretty much never need to take more than 2 or 3 pens anywhere.

    Today I went into the office for the first time in ages. My ebags computer backpack/bag has two loops for pens so I use that. If I carry more they go in one of the zip mesh compartments inside.

    If it's one pen, it goes in a custom monogrammed leather pen holder I got from a Ukrainian fellow on Etsy. Or else it clips into shirt pocket. Or if it's a Safari I just clip it into a jeans pocket.

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    If it doesn't fit in my ruck, chest rig or pocket...it doesn't come with.

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