InkpotPens

Handcrafted Custom Writing Instruments

Northampton, Massachusetts | 127 Sales

InkpotPens

Handcrafted Custom Writing Instruments

Northampton, Massachusetts 127 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   I will be at the following Craft Fairs during 2018. The list will
be updated as my acceptance at the fairs are completed.


2018 Northampton Winter Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday, December 1st and 2nd
Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton, MA
http://chd.org/

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 10, 2018

I will be at the following Craft Fairs during 2018. The list will
be updated as my acceptance at the fairs are completed.


2018 Northampton Winter Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday, December 1st and 2nd
Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton, MA
http://chd.org/

Francis St Germain

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Francis St Germain

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About

I have enjoyed working with wood all my life. Originally, there were much larger projects such as home remodels. As the years past I started to look for a smaller type of wood working project. I have always liked custom, handmade one of a kind pens so I naturally investigated this craft.

I found that the fine detail work of pen making and the endless varieties of materials were fascinating to work with. Each pen is truly a unique one of a kind item. I work in equal parts with local woods, exotic woods, acrylics and stone to make my pens. Each has their own beauty and quality that is unique.

The inventory status for each pen is always only one. That is because each one is uniquely made and truly one of a kind. All our materials including rare wood types come from legal sustainable forests.

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Shop members

  • Fran St Germain

    Owner

    I have enjoyed working with wood all my life. Originally, there were much larger projects such as home remodels. As the years past I started to look for a smaller type of wood working project. I now enjoy the endless variations of pen making.

Production partners

  • Cross refills

    Providence, RI

    Cross manufactures ink pen refills for some of my Handcrafted Pens

  • Parker Refills

    United Kingdom

    Parker manufactures pen refills that fit some of my handcrafted pens

  • Distributor

    Philadelphia, PA

    Distributor of the pen cases I use for my pens

  • Scheider Rollerball

    Tennenbronn, Germany

    Scheider manufactures some of the rollerball refills in my pens.

  • Schmidt Refills

    Germany

    Schmidt manufactures the refills that fit some of my custom pens

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Who manufactures your pens?

I handcraft all the pens on this website. No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item. No two items are alike, so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that every handmade item you purchase is also one-of-a-kind. What’s not to like about that?

Where does your wood come from?

All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.

How do you price your pens?

All of our pen pricing is based on the price of the materials involved in the making of the pen. You may see two pens that are the same style but priced differently. The price of the finishes plus the cost of the Woods or Acrylic affect the pricing. Chrome plating while durable is less expensive than say Antique Pewter. A more common wood is cheaper than a rare exotic such as Burl. All pens are not created equal. The time involved for the final steps of sanding and sizing for an exact fit are the most important. My pens may at first seem a little more expensive but the finished quality of fit and finish are very high and require more time and skill to complete. I redo and dis-guard pens and parts all the time that do not meet my standards.

Will the pen I order be the same as the image?

Yes, all of our pens are one of a kind, no large production. When a pen is purchased, the item page changes to out of stock because it is the only one there is.

What if I want a pen that is out of stock?

If you see a pen you like, let me know, I will give you a price, and estimated ship date. Please note that although the pen I make will be similar there will be slight changes in color and grain as each wood or acrylic piece is unique

Can I get a custom pen made?

Yes, you can, if you see a pen style you like and a wood or acrylic you like on another pen let us know and we will give you a price, and estimated ship date

Where do you ship to?

We currently only sell and ship to the 48 continental USA states by USPS.

Can I return my purchase?

We accept returns for 14 days from the date you receive your order. We do not pay for return shipping unless the pen is defective.

Can I get refills for the pens I order?

Every ballpoint and rollerball pen I sell uses standard Cross or Parker refills. The fountain pens use Waterman Style, and all are available at office supply and stationery stores worldwide

Do you display at Craft Fairs?

Yes I do, any upcoming shows will be found on my homepage under announcements. I currently am only doing shows in Massachusetts.