On a recent stopover in Tokyo, I found time to visit one of our favorite stationery companies, Craft Design Technology. In typical Japanese fashion, our friends at CDT apologized profusely for their modest office. But more than visiting a flashy office, I had been looking forward to seeing all the products CDT makes and meeting some good people I had previously only communicated with via email. We had a great time getting to know each other in person, and I happily tried out several CDT products I had still never handled in the flesh. Of course they exceeded my expectations, so expect to see more CDT products available from us over time.
I am also more than a little excited to announce that we are carrying a new pen from CDT, and thanks to the fortuitous timing of my visit, Fresh Stock was actually the first shop in the world to receive inventory! The CDT Tradio EnerGel Pen is a fantastic new pen that CDT made in conjunction with Pentel. It resembles the CDT Tradio Plastic Fountain Pen, but instead uses a quick drying gel ink rollerball. We’re offering the pen in both black and red ink for $4 each or $7 for a pair.
We are also adding the CDT Leather Pen Case to our lineup. It is made in Japan of genuine leather and comes in a rich cinnamon brown color. As our first travel case, we’re setting the bar pretty high with this one. If you’ve been looking for a way to protect your best pens and pencils on the go, this case will not disappoint.
Benjamin Stock founded Fresh Stock in Kobe, Japan and now runs it in the U.S. along with his wife, Rebecca.