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Indie Pen Makers Update

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About 2.5 years ago, I wrote about Indie Pen makers (can you believe I only owned 20 pens? Incredible!). Since then, I’ve learned about many more pen makers, both that have started recently and that I simply didn’t know about at the time.

For the purposes of this list, I’m putting the following limitations on the term “Indie Maker”:

  • Only or regularly works with customers to make unique/custom pens
  • Fully handmade, uses CNC lathes with hand finishing, or 3D prints custom pen designs
  • Creates kitless pens
  • Not sold in stores (or only sold in local brick & mortar store)
  • Makes one-off or short runs

Still, do not expect this to be a comprehensive list, that’s virtually impossible these days. However, if you know of a maker who meets the qualifications above and is not included, please let me know. Also, if you know the location of a maker that doesn’t have one listed, let me know that, too.

I have not purchased a pen from most of these makers, so consider this an informational list, not an endorsement.

Pen Makers

This list is alphabetical by company name — it is not ranked.

1836 CC1836ccUSA
Additive Pensadditivepens
Asa Pensasapens.inIndia
Atelier LussoatelierlussoUSA
Black Robin Pensblack_robin_pensEngland
Birmingham Pen CobirminghampensUSA
Bonecrusher 7 Studiosbonecrusher7studiosUSA
Broadwell StudiosbroadwellstudiosUSA
Brute Force DesignbruteforcedesignEngland
Butterknife CreationsbutterknifecreationsCanada
Carolina Pen Cobrooks_803USA
Chesapeake Pen CochesapeakepencoUSA
The Chicago Pen CothechicagopencompanyUSA
Country Made PenscountrymadepensUSA
Denobil Pen Codenobil_pen_coMoldova
Dens PensdenscustompensUK
Desiderata Pen CothedesideratapencompanyUSA
Divine Pens Plus (Formerly Divine Island Design)divinepensplusUSA
F3 Pens (Formerly Fisher of Pens)f3.pensUSA
Freedom Pen CompanyfreedompencompanyUSA
Giants’ PensgiantspensNetherlands
Gilbert House Pensgilbert_house_pensEngland
Gravitas PensgravitaspensIreland
GW PensgwpensUSA
Hardy PenwrightshardypenwrightsUSA
Haskoson Pen CohaskosonGermany
Hinze Pen CohinzepenUSA
Hogtown PenshogtownpensCanada
Hooligan Penshooligan_georgiaUSA
Iron Feather CreativeironfeathercreativeUSA
Jason Neil PenworksjasonneilpenworksUSA
Jeb’s PensUSA
Just TurningsjustturningsAustralia
Latitude PenslatitudepensUSA
Loft PensloftpensUSA
London Pen ColondonpencoCanada
Mad Science Pen ComadsciencepencompanyUSA
Magnolia Pen ComagnoliapencoUSA
Matthieu Faivetstylo_matthieu_faivetFrance
Mr. Cypressmr_cypressTaiwan
The Mythic Pen ComythicpensUSA
Newton PensnewtonpensUSA
Nick’s Designer PensnicksdesignerpensAustralia
On a Whim Woodworksonawhim_woodworksUSA
OP Fountain Pensop_penMalaysia
Opus MechanopusmechanUSA
Penne Fortunafortuna_pensItaly
Pennsler Pen Copennsler
Pens By Caseypensbycasey_Australia
Practical Penpractical_pens
Ranga Pensranga_pensIndia
Red Dragon Pen CoreddragonpencoUSA
River City Pen CorivercitypencompanyUSA
Robs Pen WorksrobspenworksUSA
Rockster PensrocksterpensWales
Romulus PensjalbertlawrenceUSA
Russ Pensruss_pensUSA
Ryan Krusac StudiosryankrusacUSA
Schon Dsgn Pensschon_dsgnUSA
Scriptorium Pensscriptorium_pensUSA
Sebastian Schweizerschweizer_feine_schreibgeraeteGermany
Silverburl Penssilverburl_pensUK
Sindris WorkshopsindrisworkshopEngland
Stanford Wood StudiostanfordwoodstudioSouth Africa
Stylo Alexandre Dubocatelier_alexandre_dubocFrance
Tailored Pen CompanytailoredpencompanyUSA
The Good BluethegoodbluecoEngland
Timber Elegancetimber.eleganceCanada
Trenche DesigntrenchedesignPuerto Rico
Turning Point Pen CompanyturningpointpencoUSA
Turnt Pen CoturntpencoUSA
Twiss PenstwisspensEngland
Walltown Pens (Formerly Walltown Craftworks)walltownpensUSA
Wet & WisewetandwiseBelgium
Woodshed Pen CompanywoodshedpencoUSA
Wood Wonders of NCwood_wonders_of_ncUSA
Worcester Pen CoworcesterpencompanyEngland
Write TurnzwriteturnzUSA

Thanks for reading this far, I hope you enjoyed my post. Once again, if you know of a maker who meets the qualifications above and is not included on this post, please let me know. If you know the location of a maker that doesn’t have one listed, or, if a maker has ceased operations, let me know that, too.

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  1. Annie

    This post may be a year and a half old, but I still found it supremely enlightening and helped me discover so many wonderful indie pen makers. Makes me wonder about the new penmakers that have appeared since. Cheers!

    December 14, 2022
    • I’m happy it helped you, Annie! I keep this post updated with new makers I find. My next planned “new maker” update is in January. It will include a new post to highlight the newly-found makers, and I’ll add them to this list as well.

      December 14, 2022
      • Annie

        Oh, perfect. I appreciate your diligence!

        December 14, 2022
  2. Hallo Rachel,

    thank you so much for adding me to your list.
    I have a website with shop now. Maybe you can add this link, too?!

    Thank you very much.
    warm regards

    Gerrit de Boer
    HASKOSON Pen Co.

    September 27, 2022
    • Thanks for letting me know! I’ve added the link. 🙂

      September 29, 2022
  3. Jan Lesy
    Jan Lesy

    Hey Rachel,

    Garcia-Deschacht is from Belgium

    Warm regards


    April 13, 2021

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