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    Hi fellow pengeeks,

    How do you store your pens? If you need to take them with you to work or an appointment, how/in what do you carry them? Share your tips!

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

    I have a pen wrap which holds six pens. At home, the pens not in use are stored in a box, those in use reside in a jar on the desk.
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    Default Re: How you store your pens and/or how to you carry them with you?

    I put mine in a pencil case in my backpack, nibs down. If I suspect one might leak it also goes into a sandwich bag inside the pencil case (I'm looking at you twsbi go). Not sexy but it does the job I carry too many pens (FP and fineliners) for a swish leather case.

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    I use a seven-drawer map chest that holds 336 pens max. It was a mail-order map chest, and by sheer coincidence, the flocked slotted trays from Gary Lehrer fit without cutting! On my desks I have two round racks holding 4 or 15 inked pens. For carrying, I use any multiple of triple, double and single Pelikan pen cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdyhistorian View Post
    ...How do you store your pens? If you need to take them with you to work or an appointment, how/in what do you carry them? Share your tips!
    I use a seven-drawer map chest that holds 336 pens max. It was a mail-order map chest, and by sheer coincidence, the flocked slotted trays from Gary Lehrer fit without cutting! On my desks I have two round racks holding 4 or 15 inked pens. For carrying, I use any multiple of triple, double and single Pelikan pen cases.
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    I have a 6-slot pen wrap that holds my family heirloom pens. The rest of the non-daily users get poured into a wooden cigar box. Two inked daily user pens reside in my shirt pocket. Two of my desk pens sit in their holders atop my computer tables.

    Two dozen dip pen nibs in their holders sit nib-up in liqueur glasses on my writing desk. The nibs are smoothed, flossed, and ready to go. Surgical tubing covers the sharps so I don't stick myself when reaching for one.
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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:
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    The majority of pens not currently inked are in a number of zip up pen cases in different sizes, holding between twelve and forty-eight pens each. They aren't all full, but are organized in a way that makes sense to me, and sit on top of a couple of bookshelves.

    For taking pens with me, I always have something in a shirt pocket; even my T-shirts and polo shirts have pockets. That would typically be at least one fountain pen and one mechanical pencil. I might add a second pen, and perhaps a second pencil, depending on the size of the pocket and the pens. In addition, if I have a laptop case or other bag with me, it will have more pens and pencils, in a cloth pen wrap, or in a leather case I have that holds two pens.
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    Inked up users live in a pot, spares are in a drawer, and any that leave the house are carried in a shirt or jacket pocket.

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    One in the shirt pocket... The rest tend to live in a few zip up pencil cases. I'm just not very fancy, I guess.

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    Carry: “Court pen” in shirt pocket; Kaweco Brass Sport in pants pocket. If I don’t have court then I usually substitute an “all rounder” in the placket of my shirt for the “court pen.”

    Store: on my desk at work is a Levenger desk organizer that holds about 20 pens. At home I have a test tube rack that holds another six (or eight?).

    Carry AND store: I also have two pen cases in my briefcase which hold a random and ever-changing assortment of pens.

    And let’s not neglect to mention the towel next to my kitchen sink which is never without some number of drying pen components waiting to be reassembled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdyhistorian View Post
    Hi fellow pengeeks,

    How do you store your pens? If you need to take them with you to work or an appointment, how/in what do you carry them? Share your tips!
    I travel nearly full-time so my answers are based on being on the road a LOT and always on the go.

    If I'm taking any pen out of the 'house', it is in a leather pen case of some type. I have a plethora of different sizes and kinds from several manufacturers (decent ones can be found easily on eBay for quite cheap). My go to is a 3-pen case by Franklin Christof I bought through a Massdrop sale a couple years ago. When I'm taking more pens on a longer trip, I'll bring them in a 12-pen case, and then whichever ones I'll use during the day I'll put in the 3-pen case. Rarely do I need all 12 pens at a meeting in one day (though occassionally I take everything). When any of my pens are not in rotation, I have several larger pen cases that hold anywhere from 36 to 48 pens where they can 'rest' till their next adventure.

    One pen I take everywhere and have never had in a case is my Lamy Safari. It's bombproof and has been in my pocket traveling around all of North America and Europe for years with no issues. I wouldn't dream of doing that will any of my 'nicer' pens (Pelikans, Viscontis, Montblancs, etc). If it costs more than a meal, it's in a case until I'm writing with it. Just my two cents.

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    I have several leather cases, with capacity from 2 to 44 pens, plus a few pen wraps.

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    I have an entire 40 ft x 40 ft room with all four walls lined with shelves spaced every 12 inches vertically, and a rolling ladder. Each shelf holds about 25 boxes, each with slots for 96 pens (twelve rows of eight). The overflow goes in a jar on my desk.
    Actually, all my pens go in a jar on my desk. I was lying about the room.
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    Not enough pens here to warrant any kind of storage. A Decimo rides in the pen loop of a Hobonichi (it has a zipped canvas cover so it's pretty safe), and an old Pelikan 2-pen leather case (that was gifted to me as part of a sale by Vasco) carries whatever other pens I decide to take to work (usually a Pilot 823 and a Lamy 2K). Others (less than a handful) lounge on the desk at home.

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    I have a 3 pen case to carry to meetings and such but I have a zip up open case that my pens just float in. I'm trying to work with a local leather artisan to make a case for all of them

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    Carlos: Pelikan m400 and Lamy 2000? nice shot!

    As for me: I have a nice thuya box on the desk which takes a dozen pens, and a little ironstone square dish which holds the pens I'm actually using; other pens go in pen boxes that I've converted from boxes picked up at sales, the Merlins in one, Kawecos in another; I have a rotating Parker display which 51s, 45s, 75s all going into; and then pens for restoration go into a number of boxes depending on what needs doing ("cracks", "re-sac", "pistons", "new section required"). Plus I have a three-drawer cabinet that I repurposed some years ago and which has now been taken over by my outsize pens (lots of big Indian ebonites!)

    I really would love to get a nice big cabinet that could take my pens as well as paper supplies and other necessities. But I never seem to find the right one - the local junk shop had one, but it was in a very poor state and really would have taken a lot of work to refinish...

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    Carlos, I note that you cropped from the photo the bottom of your pocket. You know, where the ink stains are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
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    Carlos, I note that you cropped from the photo the bottom of your pocket. You know, where the ink stains are.
    Hahaha! Nope. That's where my belly begins!!!

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