Karas Kustoms brought new Delrin colors and they eye-poppingly awesome
Karas Kustoms brought new Delrin colors and they eye-poppingly awesome

I tried to get some photos from the San Francisco Show on Friday. Many vendors were still setting up throughout the day but it was a good day to walk around and talk to vendors and friends.

The Curnow table filled with Backpocket journals and leather traveler's notebooks
The Curnow table filled with Backpocket journals and leather traveler’s notebooks
Jim from Franklin-Christoph tunes up the nib on my show special Pocket 20
Jim from Franklin-Christoph tunes up the nib on my show special Pocket 20

I even got to do a bit of shopping including getting one of those much-coveted show special editions from Franklin-Christoph. I got a Pocket 20 in a beautiful teal/turquoise swirly blue. I’ll have more details about it in a future post but its always such fun to get pictures of Jim at work tuning nibs and filing pens so that each customer leaves happy with their pen purchase.

Some of the beautiful Ranga options at Peyton Street Pen
Some of the beautiful Ranga options at Peyton Street Pen
A view of the Peyton Street Pens table
A view of the Peyton Street Pens table

I also got to see all the delectable colors of the Ranga acrylics and resins from Peyton Street Pens. I fell in love with in particular that Peyton Street fitted with a vintage nib. I’ll have more details about that later too but aren’t they beautiful? Like a tray full of candy!

Bookbinders Snake Ink limited edition box sets which sold out on Friday. They will have full-sized bottle available on Saturday
Bookbinders Snake Ink limited edition box sets which sold out on Friday. They will have full-sized bottle available on Saturday

Another eye catching offering in SF this year is the Snake Inks from Australia. They brought fabulously packaged 8-pack sample sets of all the colors in their range which sold out on Friday. They still have full-sized bottles available for the rest of the weekend which are equally well-packaged.

The Anderson Pens "wall of ink"
The Anderson Pens “wall of ink”
You can find me today at the Anderson Pens table, helping out!
You can find me today at the Anderson Pens table, helping out!

And of course, if you’re coming to the show, please come by the Anderson Pens table and say hello where I’ll be helping out on Saturday. Lots of fun stuff to buy too including the “wall of ink,” lots of paper and tons of amazing pens like Sailor, Lamy, Pilot and more. See you soon!

4 comments on “SF Pen Show Day One Report”

  1. Great photos! Looks like a lot of fun, too. I never have been to a pen show but it is certainly on my bucket list.

    I like that FC pocket 20. Is that color only available at the show?

  2. Great review of the SF Pen Show. I noticed you caught a shot of my new Ranga turquoise blue pen on the Peyton Street table. Beautiful pen and I love that it has a Sheaffer nib. They even threw in a free Pentalic Pocket Notebook with the purchase. It was a fun show and I’m glad I was able to attend.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *