It’s time again to feature new-to-me indie pen makers. Every so often, I post an update to my original Indie Pen Makers post. So far, I’ve posted an update and an addendum. These update posts are meant to let new-to-me pen makers have their time in the spotlight, and allow you to know who is “new.”
Since the pen-making world is constantly changing, I’ve decided to create a permanent reference page of makers I know of. Every time I post about indie makers, I’ll update that page, adding new makers, and removing any who have left the field. This means I’ll no longer update past indie maker posts.
Keep in mind, I have not purchased a pen from most of these makers, so consider this an informational list, not an endorsement.
For the purposes of these posts, 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 or on the reference page, please let me know.
This list is alphabetical by company name — it is not ranked.
|Black Flag Penworks||blackflagpenworks||USA|
|Dave Dollar Custom Pens||davedollarcustompens||USA|
|Hawkins Handmade Pens||hawkins_handmade_pens||USA|
|Hex Pens||hex.pens||Hong Kong|
|Lars Bespoke Pens||lars_bespoke_pens||Australia|
|Lazzari Design / Applied Pens||Wales|
|Little Pen Designs||littlependesigns||USA|
|Pens by Pasquale||pensbypasquale||USA|
|PenTeo Pens||penteopens||Czech Republic|
|RJ Custom Pens||rjcustompens||Australia|
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. And make sure to check out the reference page with a list of all makers I know of.