I just picked up one of the Franklin Christoph 3-pen glasses/pen cases. They're a steal for under $50 in my opinion, and the perfect size for "just a couple pens" for travel/EDC. You can get the grey suit fabric if you want something softer, or their tougher fabric which feels slightly canvas-like and is very durable.
Huh, I haven't seen the 3-pen in fabric (so far I've only spotted the fabric option on a penvelope 6). I will keep an eye out, as they sure look slick Thanks!
I like the Taccia Kimono Pen Roll. They come with either 4 or 8 pen slots and are made from traditional Kimono materials. They can be pricey, but are occasionally offerec on Massdrop or there are ebay sellers who carry them. I have other cases and wraps and they are fine, but the Taccia is the best in my opinion.
I do quite like chirimen fabric, that looks lovely How easy are pen rolls to get pens in and out of, though? I hadn't really considered it until I visualized tossing it in my purse and then wanting to get a pen out... I've never used rolls for anything but double-pointed knitting needles. I'll have to experiment at home with my DPN roll, maybe, but that's promising Thanks!
for your delicate pen, you may wish to use a hard case.
Surprisingly enough you may have one lying around at home, some hard case for glasses can make perfect pen holders, that when you put in your back pack will avoid your pen getting squeezed by the mass of other stuff inside...
If not, there are some hard cases available for pens (Fedon makes some, in faux leather covered aluminium, which work great. not sure if available in US).
I wonder why your description makes me think of how my daughter stuffs her handbags to death...
I had recently just looked at a thread that mentioned an eyeglass case, actually! I will have to look around the house and see if we have one (and if not, I'm pretty sure I could pick up a cheap one)--that is such a great idea Thank you!
Sounds like your daughter may also have "magic purse syndrome" (aka. Mary Poppins Purse) But I'll bet she always has what she needs on hand A handful of my friends have learned to come to me for random things they need while we're out, and I often have it or something I can substitute...
Single velvet pouches, mostly for notorious evaporating pens: Sonnets, Vistas. Can also be used to protect them inside bigger bags. Very cheap (five for a couple of bucks), they ship from China, got them on Amazon. You could probably make your own, I'm not very good at such things.
Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by an "evaporating pen"? I'm still pretty new to fountain pens (and trying to sort out what I might be doing wrong with the working one I have), but I'm guessing it's the ink evaporating... Does velvet help stop that? Either way, that might be a nice way to individually pad pens in a larger container, I'll look into it Thanks!
I just keep all my pens in a zippered makeup case but, for someone both rough and careful and non leather try Jetpens (online) - they usuallyhave lots of pen cases. I have returned tothe makep cases becasuethey are cheaper $5 dollars as opposed to $12.
I do have some cheap dollar store pencil bags that I keep things like my colored pencils and some other art supplies in, admittedly, but I don't often carry that stuff with me (it usually stays at home or goes on pretty short trips to a friend's place), so I am not sure how well they'd hold up against my everyday battering I should probably just try to be more careful, but old habits (esp. bad ones) die hard... But I appreciate the frugal suggestion Thanks!