2aPens

Hand Turned Exotic Ink Pens

Wickenburg, Arizona · 76 Sales

2aPens

Hand Turned Exotic Ink Pens

Wickenburg, Arizona 76 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   2a Pens (aka Turned Knotty Pens) described as 'Kinda audacious and unusual' - Elegant handcrafted and hand turned exotic custom ink pens for the perfect hand made gift. Rollerball Pens, Fountain Pens, Ballpoint Pens, Pencils, Razors, Touch Stylus' - all handmade with rare and exotic woods and the highest quality acrylic materials. Pens are assembled with only quality inks and the highest quality materials.

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Announcement

Last updated on May 16, 2018

2a Pens (aka Turned Knotty Pens) described as 'Kinda audacious and unusual' - Elegant handcrafted and hand turned exotic custom ink pens for the perfect hand made gift. Rollerball Pens, Fountain Pens, Ballpoint Pens, Pencils, Razors, Touch Stylus' - all handmade with rare and exotic woods and the highest quality acrylic materials. Pens are assembled with only quality inks and the highest quality materials.

NOW Free Standard Shipping!


Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/2aPens

Brian Eisenhauer

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Brian Eisenhauer

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(23)
Lindsey

Lindsey on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality and beautifully put together. My boyfriend loves it. He said it write nice and fits well in his hand. It’s one of his favorite things

dianemay2

dianemay2 on Nov 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I guess I forgot I purchased again..... The workmanship that goes into any for these pens is insurmountable. Serious! Anyone that receives this pen will always call it their favorite. Buy it for yourself or for a friend or family member they will not be let down. Delivery is fast and the seller is an honest person. This is a Great place to buy a Beautiful pen such as these. Xmas comes fast. Thank you, Brian you're the best!!! AAAAA+++++ D

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About

Pen Making For Fun

Getting Started:
The start of my shop came from needing to make a handle for a tool I was making. I wanted to make this handle unique to me so I found myself at a exotic wood store and I found a want for a wood lathe.

A short time later a wood lathe found its way home along with some pen blanks and parts to make a pen... it was all fun from there. I have found that I love the way each material is a waiting game. You never know what the end result is until you are complete.

Finding this hobby became quite expensive so I started an Etsy store where I can share my creations with others and I am able to put ALL of my funds back into new materials to make more pens (in it for fun and not a business).


How me and Magicians are very much alike:
Ask any magician what his favorite part of doing magic tricks and they will tell you "I love to see the faces and reactions of people when I finish a trick" and I will tell you the same thing when I hand someone a pen I made. Faces light right up, they smile, and I receive some of the most amazing compliments. That is my favorite reward of all.

Influences:
I absolutely love Bob Ross and Fred Rogers, they are unique and loved doing what they did. Bob Ross loved to take a blank canvas and turn it into something that will just amaze any human and Mr Rogers was able to take ordinary things and turn them into fun.
I don't want to forget them man at the wood store the day I was buying my lathe. I unfortunately can't remember his name but he brought the pens he made into the store to show me the possibilities and they were beautiful and I wanted to recreate that.

Recent Changes:
I originally started my Etsy store name as Turned Knotty Exotic Pens but I found it was quite the tongue twister. I liked the name Turned as I turned things on a lathe and Knotty as wood sometimes has knots in it but it just wasn't catchy enough for me. I had been using the name for 5 years and wanted a short, fast and impactful name. People had been just amazed at the bullet pens I had been making as well as the pens that replicate bullets. Something short and sweet came to me, 2A. 2a represents bullets, guns, hunting, outdoors, conservation, living, family, good times, camping, and active lifestyles. I was nervous as I felt people were going to take a political side and I would be blackballed from buyers from using such a name. I took that chance and it was more accepted than the Turned Knotty name was... EVERYONE LOVED IT and nobody in my circle ever took it as a political jab or anything as such. Being the creative person I am, I created an impactful logo that stood out; something that I had trouble doing with the old name. With that, 2018 was probably the biggest change I have made to this store.

One other thing I was feeling needed a slight change was not only having an impactful logo and name, when people opened the envelope I wanted just a bit more of impact and suspense just before the reveal (like magicians). I was originally just putting my pens in an velvet pouch, sliding it in a small bag and then into an envelope and sending it off. When people opened the envelope they found a pen in a bag... it was an amazing pen but it was in a bag. I decided that my pens will now come in a black 2a branded gift box so it can not only be easily wrapped but it was one more step to the reveal of their new writing utensil. I handed a friend her new pen just after I started doing this and she said "Wow thats amazing" and she hadn't even pulled the pen out of the velvet pouch yet. The impact and suspense just before the reveal matched what I was aiming for.

Shop members

  • Brian Eisenhauer

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2018
Aside from the bullet pens, all of my items are 'What You See Is What You Get' as I do not mass produce my designs nor do I have any "made to order" items. I try and take pictures to allow you to get the best interpretation as to what you will be purchasing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I am confident you will be pleased with your newly handcrafted items but if there is an issue please contact me within 15 days of delivery and I will work with you in resolving the issue.

If an item is damaged or lost in transit I will refund your money or replace the item with another like item once the USPS insurance monies are received. The problem with replacing, is each and every item is unique but I will work with you on helping you to decide.

To help prevent any damages to your new handcrafted item, I pack them with as much care as possible.
Payment
I am currently accepting PayPal as well as Etsy processing that will allow you to use a credit card as well as an Etsy Gift Card.
Shipping
I ship all of my items via USPS First Class or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Insurance will be added to some items depending on their value. In most cases I get items shipped the same day (if ordered by noon Arizona Time), otherwise they will always go out within one business day.
Additional policies and FAQs
The pen is my art. The pen is my canvas and the acrylic or wood is my medium. Each and every item is unique and handmade.

I try my best at producing a quality product and take my time in turning and polishing each pen to it meets my expectations to make sure it exceeds your expectations.

I at this time do not handle custom orders. I put what I have made as it was made on Etsy. The item you see is the item you will get.

More information

Last updated on May 7, 2018
Frequently asked questions

My bullet pen tarnished, what can I use to polish it.

Most people prefer the tarnished look but if you want to polish it, I personally prefer Cape Cod Polishing Cloths or Maas Metal Polish. Neither one are strong smelling. Try to keep the polish off of the colored parts (copper, gunmetal, etc) as those are coated to protect the finish.

How do I replace the ink cartridge?

Real bullet pens: Pull the 2 halves apart (they are tight but they pull apart, try to not twist while pulling) and you can turn the threaded ink cartridge out and replace it with a standard Cross Refill.

- Roller Ball Pens: Remove the cap from the pen turn the 'nib' (the part where the ink cartridge pokes out) and the ink cartridge and spring should come right out. Don't lose the spring as the replacement may not come with an extra.

Ballpoint Pens: Most of these the 'nib' twists off (the part where the ink cartridge pokes out) and the ink cartridge and spring should come right out. Don't lose the spring as the new cartridge may not come with a new one.

If your pen isn't mentioned here please send me a message and I will gladly help.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All pens now come in a small black 8" x 2" gift box ready to wrap. If you select "send as gift" its all ready to go (minus the wrapping).

We don't do wrapping at this time but this will be added as a feature in the real near future.