For years I’ve been using the Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6 as my daily pen carry. It’s a great pen case that I’ve talked about before and for a long time, it was perfect for all of my needs.
As my pen collection expanded, the Penvelope showed some limitations. It didn’t fit smaller pens without clips (like the Franklin Christoph 45, 20 and sometimes the Pocket 66). However, it was when I purchased the Nakaya Dorsal Fin 2 that I finally bit the bullet to search for a bigger pen case.
For my new pen case, my work situation had changed slightly and I was working in a hot desking environment. I didn’t want to take so many pens to work each day that wouldn’t necessarily be used – I wanted to minimise the amount of stuff that had to be dragged to and from work each day.
After much research, I purchased the Visconti Dreamtouch Three pen case sight unseen in the hopes that it would fit the Nakaya Dorsal Fin 2. I remember measuring a picture of the inside of the pen case on the monitor to see whether it would fit and I’m happy to say that it does! It fits all of my larger pens – the largest of which is the Nakaya Dorsal Fin 2 and Omas Paragon.
Pen Case is holding from top to bottom: Nakaya Dorsal Fin V2, Franklin Christoph 66 Stabilis and Omas Paragon. The FC 66 Stabilis will fit in the middle compartment but not the outer two
The pen case is zippered and structured with three compartments to hold pens. The middle compartment is slightly longer than the side compartments but not by too much. Its hard to measure exactly how long the compartment is on the inside as the pen case doesn’t open up entirely, only a flap unzippers to slide pens in and out.
For smaller pens this might not be the best pen case to use. There is no elastic or padding to hold smaller pens in case and so if your pen is significantly smaller than the inside of the case, it will slide around within the case. My Pocket 45 is just that little bit too small to get out of the case easily without deliberately sliding it down and out.
Pen Case is holding from top to bottom: Franklin Christoph Pocket 66, Franklin Christoph 66 Stabilis and Franklin Christoph Pocket 45. The FC 66 Stabilis will fit in the middle compartment but not the outer two
This pen case is on the pricier side and unlike some others in the market, you can’t fit anything else in it, other than pens in the compartment. So you can’t use it to carry around cards, notebooks or other non “pen shaped” stationery.
Whether its worth it for you will be a personal decision. I purchased it for the specific purpose of carrying larger pens in separate compartments, so I didn’t expect to have to carry around other accessories or smaller pens, but if you want something a bit more flexible this might not be the case for you.