I have been making pens since 1991. I was a silversmith for 15 years before that. I have done about 420 Art Shows and Craft fairs, and sold about 60,000 pens to date. These days I have cut back on the travel and sell only on Saturdays at San Francisco at the Ferry Building as part of the Art Commission Street Artist’s Program, of which I have been a member since 1974.
I make a pen that is extremely durable, writes smooth, and feels good to hold. And, if you want to buy a pen that doesn’t look like everybody else’s pen, thats what I do best.
I use a Chrome finish on the metal parts. It won’t show any wear. It is a thick chrome plate, like the bumpers on cars in the fifties and sixties.
When I shape the wood on the lathe I want you to have a balanced pen that is comfortable to hold all day long.
My pens use popular easy-to-find smooth writing refills like Cross, Fisher, Parker Gel, and Mont blanc rollerball. No need to reinvent the wheel here. Those companies put lots of research in their ink cartridges. If only their pens weren’t plastic and boring. You will find refills at Office Depot, Staples, and even Amazon, if you don’t want to get out of your chair.
For those of you that leave your pens laying around to get lost, or you that want to give a personalized gift, I can engrave a name or initials on the metal clip. Free. So your pen clip will say Linda, Michael, B.F.K., whatever you want. Your name should be on your pen, not some corporation name like Parker, Cross, Fisher, Mont blanc, etc.
I will pay your shipping anywhere in the USA! Shipping to other countries is $19.95. Yes, Canada is another country. I ship by USPS Priority mail and you should get your pen in two to three days. All pens arrive with a gold-foil gift box and warranty card, along with refill instructions. The warranty covers the functionality of the pen for 5 years, although I am not adverse to attempt to repair your pen that you bought from me many many years ago, if I can find the parts.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS 100 PERCENT GUARANTEED! If you are not happy with your pen return it for any reason within 14 days for a full refund or exchange.
Many thanks, for the info (about the web site)!!! The pen I purchased was a gift. My sister-in-law loved it... you saved my life...she's hard to buy gifts for...again thanks." Susan O.
I saw you on Christmas eve and "drooled" over your pens, but wasn't able to afford one. My stepson gave me one for Christmas (I can’t find the paper that says what kind of burlwood) and had it engraved. I just love the feel, the way it writes (medium tip) and the look. I'm thrilled that fate put us both in your path. Thank you so much. Hope you have a profitable year.
Thank you! The pen arrived, perfect. Special thanks for the “leftie” version. You are now a happy SF Memory-twice. Best wishes, MaryLynne C.