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    Default Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    While a hard case may offer better protection, I'm considering a Galen Pen roll as well. The Galen seems to offer additional uses than just pens and I like the flap as I have some bigger pens. Pen rolls without a flap seem that the pen could come out.

    While I'd prefer individual slots for the pens, so far I've not found anything.

    Anyone with experience/suggestions?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    If you are looking for a roll, I can recommend the Pilot Pensemble. It holds five large pens and, most importantly, each has its own sleeve.

    Mine is in black/grey and I love it.
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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    I've seen their products and they are well made (I'm waiting on stock so I can order a particular 3-pen case). However, I'm going to offer one caveat on the above roll: I never use any kind of carry for nice/serious pens that doesn't separate them. Mashing 3 pens next to each other, knowing that they are going to rub, is just out. I'm not being overly fussy, I just know that if any of these pens are going to find a new home, the concept of "micro-wear" and how it affects a pens value - not to mention it's looks - is important to me. There are many, many cases that keep each pen securely and separately stored, and I'll go for those.

    Anyway, that's my take. From the recap I did of last August's 2019 SF Pen Show (which you can find in the Show forum), here's a shot of some of their lovely items at the Vanness Pen Co. tables:

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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Yes, you are correct. I too cringe at putting pens together in a sleeve. I have a nice leather case for two pens, it's certainly big enough for the two pens, but I don't want the pens touching. So it's really a one-pen case.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    If you are looking for a roll, I can recommend the Pilot Pensemble. It holds five large pens and, most importantly, each has its own sleeve.

    Mine is in black/grey and I love it.
    Thanks. That's more in line with what I want.

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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    I have two of the Taccia rolls, a four and and eight. Not leather but I love them and they work well for me.

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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Quote Originally Posted by empliau View Post
    I have two of the Taccia rolls, a four and and eight. Not leather but I love them and they work well for me.
    Those are very beautiful. I can see why you love them. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Thanks to Silverlifter's advice I went with the Pilot Pensemble. I found one in dark brown leather on Amazon. Since it's coming from Japan it will take about a month to get here.

    Thanks to everyone for suggestions and advice. That's the benefit of a group like this where one can take experience from others and make more informed decisions.

    Cheers to all.
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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Well if you buy direct from Galen, he takes about that much time.

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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawker800 View Post
    Well if you buy direct from Galen, he takes about that much time.
    Galen does have some lovely products I can see myself purchasing. I'm old school and just prefer leather goods whenever possible. There's a sensual quality with leather goods that appeals to me as well as the toughness and longevity. I have a leather coat from college days (bought in 1971) and it still looks good, has aged nicely (better than me) and surprising still fits.

    It must be a magical coat as every time I put it on I hear Creedence Clearwater Revival and Otis Redding and smell patchouli.

    Cheers.
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    Have this in coming hopefully its as nice as the picture.


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    Default Re: Any one familiar with the Galen Leather Pen roll?

    Thanks to those who recommended the Pilot Pensemble. Received it today from Japan with fast shipping for a non-expedited parcel.

    The interior is very smooth, the pen sleeves are generous in size, and it is all strongly-stitched and lovely leather. The roll strap is very sturdy and well-finished. Rolled with five pens it's approximately 7 tall x 3 wide by 1.75 thick.

    I appreciate being steered to it as it fully meets my needs and looks good to boot!

    Cheers,
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