Luxury Fountain pens are unusual in this digital age and are often created from acrylic, ebonite or other quality materials. As technology becomes more advanced, fewer people are interested in beautiful pen and paper; consequently, custom wooden fountain pens are considered obsolete.
But the hand made fountain pen is a romantic thing, an excellent writing instrument with a long history that is still enjoyed today. These are fascinating objects with their intricate designs and construction. Browse the largest online selection of fine writing instruments handcrafted with fine materials.
A few of our favourite fancy pens have pine cones or watch parts added to the resin for something special. We always try to push the limits of what we use. Nearly every handmade fountain pen for sale here has a posted cap, with a few exceptions. Matching sets are also possible on selected pens; please see each individual product page.
What is a handcrafted fountain pen?
Hand crafted pens are designed from scratch and crafted by a skilled craftsman. These plated gold nib pens are not mass-produced, unlike big pen brands. The barrel can be carved, moulded, or shaped into the desired form and are so exceptional that they’ve been immortalized into art. The concept of making and owning one only available in limited quantity crosses the lines of functionality to ensure these bespoke pens are truly rare.
Every pen has a medium nib, and all use a standard ink cartridge with some piston converter pumps where specified. A selection of high-quality pen finishes is possible, chrome, gunmetal and gold platings. Every item is presented with a presentation box and a selection of upgraded luxury boxes in the accessories section.
Need a Custom Handmade Design?
If you can’t see anything, you like we do custom work to make your perfect gift for an enthusiast. An unusual material, acrylic or exotic wood, posted or none posted pen, a particular pen nib. Anything possible if you like something I have previously done and would like it, contact me.
With materials in stock, constructing a fountain, rollerball or ballpoint pen takes two days. Getting components from around the world takes time. If things need ordering, it may take two weeks.
Best to message me if and see what our workload is for these handwriting instruments. At certain times of the year, Christmas and other holidays are busy times. Please plan ahead when you are shopping with us if urgent to see if I can complete your order in time. We do offer free shipping at checkout, but 1st class signed for postal service is the norm.
What is the difference between calligraphy and an artist made pen?
A calligraphy pen is a fountain pen that uses ink; an artist made pen is one that a professional artist has created. Fountains produce uniform lines except for the initial downstroke, in which they produce thicker lines to create a more luxurious impression. Calligraphy pens start with thin horizontal strokes (downstrokes) that make space between letters and end with tasseling rims and brushes (valleys) to serifs on top.
What Are The Shipping Options Per Order?
There are many shipping options available to customers; all orders shipped with tracking and signature confirmation. If we receive the order before noon GMT, we will dispatch it the same day. We offer an affordable and reliable shipping option that includes the cost of postage and up to two items throughout Great Britain. We do offer free shipping at checkout, but 1st class signed for postal service is the norm.