InkpotPens

Handcrafted Custom Writing Instruments

Northampton, Massachusetts | 155 Sales

InkpotPens

Handcrafted Custom Writing Instruments

Northampton, Massachusetts 155 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Each of the major shipping services has a deadline that packages must be shipped by to arrive by Christmas day, which falls on a Tuesday this year. I only ship by the following methods. Please place your orders with this in mind.
USPS
Domestic shipments
United States Postal Service First Class Package Service: December 20
USPS Priority Mail: December 20

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2018

Each of the major shipping services has a deadline that packages must be shipped by to arrive by Christmas day, which falls on a Tuesday this year. I only ship by the following methods. Please place your orders with this in mind.
USPS
Domestic shipments
United States Postal Service First Class Package Service: December 20
USPS Priority Mail: December 20

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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  • 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.