The Edison Ascent fountain pen is our newest exclusive model, a collaborative design between the Goulet Pen Company and the Edison Pen Company. Similar in size to our Premiere model but with rounded-off ends, we named this model the Ascent to represent how we are building upon the success of the Premiere. The Ascent is a screw-cap fountain pen that pushes to post, and features a comfortable grip section.
Each of the colors in the Ascent collection are named after musical song styles, as we share a love for music with the folks at Edison. Sonata, a word of Latin and Italian origin, literally means "to sound" and is a composition for an instrumental soloist, instead of a sung piece. The cool blue/purple ombre colors of this resin pen evoke the smooth sounds of a solo instrument like a piano or clarinet.
The Ascent comes with a silver clip, and a polished #6 JoWo steel nib engraved with the Edison logo. It accepts a standard international converter (included) or standard international cartridges. It can also be converted to an eyedropper with a little bit of silicone grease.
All Edison pens are handmade in Milan, Ohio and are each unique. We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, expect some variation in the pattern from what you see here.
Click to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.
- Fountain Pens
- Red, Pink
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Standard international long cartridges, Standard international short cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter, Eyedropper
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1mm Stub
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 12.0mm (0.47in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14.0mm (0.55in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 16.7mm (0.66in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.2mm (0.36in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 121.0mm (4.76in)
- Length - Cap
- 60.6mm (2.39in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.0mm (0.91in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 135.6mm (5.34in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 138.6mm (5.46in)
- Weight - Body
- 6.0g (0.21oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 9.0g (0.32oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 15.0g (0.53oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.
- Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.