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