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.