The Pen Professor™
Handmade pens, bowls, jewelry and other gifts for men and women
I create custom, handmade pens one at a time on a small lathe in my small workshop. Because I do not like to rush my work, each hand made pen takes about 2 hours to make. Since my goal is to produce only the finest quality handmade writing instruments, I look for the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods as well as the best, smoothest working pen mechanisms with the highest quality precious metal platings.
My goal in making hand made pens is to emphasize simple elegance; that is, I do not like to distract from the natural beauty of the wood or the natural luster of the precious metals (gold, rhodium, titanium, ...) used in each pen.
On this page, you will find examples of the various styles of handmade pens that I currently have in stock. Some styles, such as Cigar and Aero, make excellent gifts for men. Because of their larger size, they have a certain “heft” that suggests substantial quality. Other styles, such as the Slimeline, Beaded and Presidental are great for smaller hands or to carry in a shirt pocket because of their lighter weight. Please keep in mind that if you do not see the pen that you want, I may be able to make it for you at no additional cost. Just send me an email.
My pens are packaged in a hard gift case similar to the one shown here. This hefty case has a leather-like exterior with gold trim and a white satin interior. The cost for shipping and packaging is indicated with each pen. I ship by domestic Priority Mail, which according to the U.S. Postal Service, takes 2-3 days for delivery and I make every effort to ship within 1-2 business day of receiving your order.
Click here for information about the platings, refills and pen mechanisms used in my pens (including how to change refills).