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Designing your own custom nib holder is so exciting! Because the material we use has set lengths, our pen designs are limited to 5”. Both of our standard designs are 5” long, which seems to be a happy medium. People with smaller hands sometimes prefer their pens to be in the 5” range.


Have you seen any pen designs that have inspired you? Please feel free to send those to us when you order. We love to try new things and will work hard to create the pen you of your dreams. We can also surprise you if you don’t have a preference.


We use acrylic resin “blanks” from a few different suppliers. It’s possible to get custom made blanks from our suppliers with specific wood species and/or color(s) of …show more content…

Please see the video if you need help or to see it being done!

What is a “carrot” pen? A carrot is a shorter pen with a fatter grip. The thick grip tends to force you to hold the pen a bit differently than a regular thin pen or pencil which helps you remember to keep your hand relaxed.

Will my new pen come with a nib? Yes! All of our pens will ship with a Brause 361 - Blue Pumpkin nib already inserted. We’ve found this to be a user-friendly and versatile nib.

What does “handmade” mean? Handmade means that every pen is made by hand, one at a time, with a lot of time and attention spent on getting the curves and angles just right. It’s been buffed, polished and carefully inspected each step of the way. Every one of our handmade pens are a little different, giving you a one of a kind writing instrument. We’ve learned our designs through trial and error. They are not made by a machine or with a “pattern”.Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Just like writing calligraphy, pen making requires a “muscle memory” and craftsmanship.

How long will it take to make my custom pen? Custom pens typically take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to create. The time required depends on many factors, the materials requested and our current backlog of work. If you have questions about timing, please don’t hesitate to contact

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