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Small Indie Pen Makers

In 2018, I wrote about Indie Pen makers as part of my Fountain Pen Series. Since then, I’ve learned about many more pen makers, and have published several update posts.

Since the pen-making world is constantly changing, I’ve decided to create this permanent reference page of makers I know of. Every time I post about new-to-me indie makers, I’ll update this page as well, adding new makers, and removing any who have left the field or who have “outgrown” this list.

Keep in mind, I have not purchased from most of these makers, so consider this an informational list, not an endorsement.

For the purpose of this list, I’m putting the following qualifications on the phrase “Indie Maker”:

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

This list is not comprehensive, that’s virtually impossible. However, if you know of a maker who meets the qualifications above and is not included here, please let me know.

Makers are listed alphabetically by company name.

1836 CC1836ccUSA
Analog NotesanalognotespensUSA
Asa Pensasapens.inIndia
Astoria PenGermany
Atelier LussoatelierlussoUSA
Birmingham Pen CobirminghampensUSA
Black Flag PenworksblackflagpenworksUSA
Black Robin Pensblack_robin_pensEngland
Bonecrusher 7 Studiosbonecrusher7studiosUSA
Broadwell StudiosbroadwellstudiosUSA
Brute Force DesignbruteforcedesignEngland
Butterknife CreationsbutterknifecreationsCanada
Carolina Pen CocarolinapencompanyUSA
Champion TurningschampionturningsUSA
Country Made PenscountrymadepensUSA
Croftu CroftooSingapore
Darail PenzdarailpenzUSA
Dave Dollar Custom PensdavedollarcustompensUSA
Dens PensdenscustompensWales
Desiderata Pen CothedesideratapencompanyUSA
Divine Pens Plus (Formerly Divine Island Design)divinepensplusUSA
Ellington Pens
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
Hawkins Handmade Penshawkins_handmade_pensUSA
Hex Penshex.pensHong Kong
Hinze Pen CohinzepenUSA
Hogtown PenshogtownpensCanada
Hooligan Penshooligan_georgiaUSA
Iron Feather CreativeironfeathercreativeUSA
Jason Neil PenworksjasonneilpenworksUSA
Jeb’s PensUSA
Just TurningsjustturningsAustralia
Lars Bespoke Penslars_bespoke_pensAustralia
Latitude PenslatitudepensUSA
Lazzari Design / Applied PensWales
Little Pen DesignslittlependesignsUSA
Loft PensloftpensUSA
London Pen ColondonpencoCanada
Lotus PenslotuspensIndia
Mad Science Pen ComadsciencepencompanyUSA
Magnolia Pen ComagnoliapencoUSA
Matthieu Faivetstylo_matthieu_faivetFrance
Maverick Pensmaverick.pensUSA
Mayfair PensmayfairpensUSA
Newton PensnewtonpensUSA
Nick’s Designer PensnicksdesignerpensAustralia
On a Whim Woodworksonawhim_woodworksUSA
OP Fountain Pensop_penMalaysia
Opus MechanopusmechanUSA
Parrish PenworksparrishpenworksUSA
Penne Fortunafortuna_pensItaly
Pens By Caseypensbycasey_Australia
Pens by PasqualepensbypasqualeUSA
PenTeo PenspenteopensCzech Republic
Pichevin PenspichevinpensUSA
Pjotr PenspjotrpensNetherlands
Ranga Pensranga_pensIndia
Red Dragon Pen CoreddragonpencoUSA
Relic PensrelicpensUSA
River City Pen CorivercitypencompanyUSA
RJ Custom PensrjcustompensAustralia
Robs Pen WorksrobspenworksUSA
Rockster PensrocksterpensWales
Russ Pensruss_pensUSA
Ryan Krusac StudiosryankrusacUSA
Scriptorium Pensscriptorium_pensUSA
Sebastian Schweizerschweizer_feine_schreibgeraeteGermany
Shibui Northshibui.northEngland
Silverburl Penssilverburl_pensEngland
Skogsy Pensskogsy_pensUSA
Stanford Pen Studio (Formerly Stanford Wood Studio)stanfordpenstudioSouth Africa
Stüdyo AğaçkakanstudyoagackakanTurkey
Tailored Pen CompanytailoredpencompanyUSA
The Chicago Pen CothechicagopencompanyUSA
The Good BluethegoodbluecoEngland
The Mythic Pen ComythicpensUSA
Timber Elegancetimber.eleganceCanada
Trenche DesigntrenchedesignPuerto Rico
Turning Point Pen CompanyturningpointpencoUSA
Turnt Pen CoturntpencoUSA
Twiss PenstwisspensEngland
Walltown Pens (Formerly Walltown Craftworks)walltownpensUSA
Wet & WisewetandwiseBelgium
Wood Wonders of NCwood_wonders_of_ncUSA
Worcester Pen CoworcesterpencompanyEngland
Write TurnzwriteturnzUSA