Thanks to a friend and fellow pen lover, I recently discovered the Pen Addict Podcast, and it has become my favorite thing EVER. In less than a month, I have trucked through 109 episodes and counting, and am going to be really sad when I catch up because I'll have to wait a week between episodes. If you're familiar with The Pen Addict and the podcast, you'll know that Brad Dowdy is THE Pen Addict himself, and he recently started his own business with friend Jeffrey Bruckwicki selling awesome pen cases and accessories.
When I discovered Nock Co. I was immediately impressed with what Brad and Jeff had accomplished. Their kickstarter campaign was funded for over $70,000 more than their goal, and they have since launched a successful online storefront. Each of their pen cases are made in Atlanta, GA and are named for the various mountains throughout Georgia.
I knew I wanted to get a 3-pen Lookout case in the Steel/Mango colorway. Unfortunately when I went to place my order they were out of stock. I headed over to Twitter and asked when they were expecting them, and Nock immediately responded that they were loading up the machines with grey material and to check back at the end of the week. A few days later I placed my order, and went ahead and added a 3 pack of their dot-dash pocket notebooks to try out.
When I received my case, I was impressed by the craftsmanship - the sewing was precise and the stitching between each pen sleeve is VERY stout. You'll never have to worry about this thing falling apart. The material is thick, durable, keeps your pens separated and protects them from damage - I'm certain that if i threw this case on the ground my $350 worth of pens would be completely protected.