Many in the pen making community say that a bespoke pen os one created from raw materials with no kit and they’re not wrong, they’re just using an incomplete definition of the word.
A bespoke item is an item made for one person – and in the case of a pen, could still use a kit, but the design and materials be intended for a single user.
Making these three pens was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
The skull pen uses a blank I won from Divine Island Designs LLC. I saw the blank and knew it was what I wanted to dress the Skull fountain pen with to give to a patron as thanks.
The Anvil EDCs are dressed in silver maple and are going to a fellow Veteran and his wife at Ross Forge in Texas. Justin offered to trade a hand forged belt knife for matching shop pens for himself and his wife. That’s an easy trade to make, and these pens came out incredible! The Anvil EDC, by the way, is a sturdy, well built pen, and should withstand the rigors of daily use in a forge just fine.
My pens, by the way, come with a lifetime guarantee. If you break the wood or the mechanism, simple return the pen and I’ll repair or replace it free of charge.
Making a piece intended for an individual is always an adventure! Whether it’s a pen or an urn, the process of creating a unique piece intended solely for its recipient is the most enjoyable part of creating in my shop.
This is a Classic Elite 2 roller gel pen dressed in cherry burl and teal resin. I not only milled the burl, but poured the blank, and created this beautiful pen all in my tiny shop.