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NockCo Pen Cases

Get involved in the fountain pen community long enough and you hear about the pen cases sold by Nock Co. Made of brightly-colored fabric and in varying models, these cases are a fun, casual way to hold your favorite pens. Photos are often posted under the hashtag #nockshots.

The first case I bought was the Sassafras – The Five Pen Bi-Fold, in the Sky Blue/Pink colorway. I wanted something that would hold a few pens. I knew the pen case didn’t have any kind of closure, but decided to try it anyways. The outside is a pretty light blue, textured fabric. The quality and craftsmanship is impressive.



Inside is a hot pink smoother fabric.


But while the case was great, and actually stayed closed surprisingly well, I still missed a closure of some kind. So was drawn to the Lookout – Three Pen Holster. Which had a strap to keep the top flap closed. Also in the same colorway. I love it! The only downside is it doesn’t hold as many pens. And whereas with the Sassafras I could fit two pens in each slot generally, the Lookout is narrower, making that impossible.




And I just love the color!



Update – I added the Brasstown Zip Roll-Up case at the DC Pen Show this August. Guess what colorway? It’s amazing, you can fit so many pens in it!! And even MORE when you use the clips to hold them onto the sleeve pockets.



Global Art Pencil Case

So, I was wondering through a local art store one day, idly wondering if I could teach myself how to become the next Picaso with some Prismacolor Premiere Markers, and then decided that becoming Marker Picaso sounded like a lot of work. So I had moved on to the pencils section, and saw these awesome little zippered Global Arts portfolio pencil cases. I instantly fell in love with the size and stonewashed-esque color options (red, denim, stone, black). The 48-pencil case was $18, so I was like, SOLD. I debated between the 24-pencil case and the 48, which opened like a double book case. Ultimately I was like, BIGGER IS BETTER, and chose the 48-ct case in denim. Yay for instant gratification impulse buys!!! Of course, I later found out it was barely $13 at Dick Blick, but such is life!

I originally thought the case would be perfect for my Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils, but I discovered I had too many for that. Luckily, I found out it was the perfect size for holding my Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Stabilo 88 pens, which I was so in love with I had developed this weird compulsion to take them back and forth to work with me every day (I KNOW, I have a problem).

Here are some action shots:

The case is just about the same size as the larger Arts & Sciences Field Notes notebooks.


The Global Arts case opened, with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and a Field Notes notebook.

I keep the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners in one zippered side, where I can fit three of the fatter Staedtler pens into each of the three sections per side, to hold a total of 18. In the other zippered section, I squish four narrow Stabilo 88‘s into each section. It can be a tight fit, but it works, and I can hold a full 24 Stabilo pens in this section.


Stabilo 88’s go in the other zippered section.

Below is the side of the case, shown with a Field Notes notebook for size comparisons.


The spine has little snaps to hold the zippers down, a nice touch.

Here is the other zippered side:


I like the black zippered look here.

Some older shots from prior Instagram posts:

I tried seeing how many fountain pens it could hold – since I mostly have Lamy Safaris, I could only get one per elastic section. My medium-width drawing pens I could fit two or three per section, as seen here.

Shown with my fat Lamy Safari.

The only downside I noticed with using the Lamy’s is that when you have some on each side, it makes zipping that section just a big more snug. I had to turn the the clips to the side to make closing it easier. I didn’t have this issue with other smaller fountain pens as much.

Packed full!

Just chilling out on my desk at work.

First pic!

Can you tell I like orange?

The Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box set with my Kipling 100-pen set and my Lamy Safari Flame. Love how all the colors match, even though I got the items at separate times.

Matchy matchy – coffee Al-Star and the pen case

I love how my coffee-colored Lamy Al-Star matches this awesome pen case from JetPens. I love this pen case! It’s perfectly purse-sized. As for the Lamy color, I really love this pen too! In the right light it does look like a coppery brown. Not as much as I’d like, cause a true copper metallic Al-Star would be Awesome. This is a light coppery mid-brown.