The Pen Designs

These are our most popular pen designs. We delight in playing with different designs, if you would like to customise any model, or want something completely different we welcome your requests.

We will always be honest, if something is beyond my current ability you will be the first to know. Sometimes with new designs a prototype will need to be made to ensure that you receive the highest quality pen. You will get to have your input on these prototypes and together we will come up with something you will be happy with.

Remember though, this is your pen, something that will be unique to you, please do not be afraid to express yourself, we will always listen.

Below you will see our basic designs, see something you like then Click here to Use this form and make an order.

The Baetylus – starts at £300

This is a truly unique design you will see from the videos following this link, they say a picture is worth 1000 words.

The Gaea – starts at £130

What came before the gods of Myth and legend? In some myths it is the sun, for a number of different ones it is the earth. Gaea the home of the human race and a name I felt fitting for the pen design which everyone thinks of when you say fountain pen. Whether it has a clip, or rounded ends, the design is a classic and has been copied over and over again.

Below you will see some examples of my work that has used this tried and tested design.

  • Length cap on: 150mm+
  • Length cap off: 140mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? It can do.
  • Filler type: Converter

The Egypt Collection

The Bast – Starts at £170

The Goddess of cats daughter of Ra and Isis. One of the older gods in the pantheon of the Nile she was worshipped in the second dynasty and beyond. The pen design has cat ears on the barrel and the cap is designed after a priests head dress, but also doubles up as a roll stop.

The Osiris – Starts at £170

Orisis was the god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation. He is usually depicted with a pharaohs beard and legs wrapped like a mummy. Sibling to the gods Set, Isis, among others he was worshipped up until the rise of christianity. The design has a pyramid on the base of the barrel which transitions to a cylinder before it meets the cap.

The Ra – Starts at £150

Arguably the most important God in Egypt, Ra was the god of the Sun. It was said he ruled in all parts of the created world, the sky, the earth and the underworld. He created all the living things on the earth and was depicted usually as a falcon. The design shares an aesthetic with the Zeus model with opposing facets. These are however on a rounded cap and barrel to better depict the sun. Polished to a high shine they reflect light based on the side that one side shows the sun shining on the earth the other is the sun shining on the underworld.

The Thoth – Starts at £200

The god of the moon, wisdom, writing, hieroglyphs, science, magic, art, and judgment. Part of his temple was still standing as late as 1823. He played many prominent parts in Egyptian mythology. I have Based this pen design upon that of a scroll case with matching ends to the cap and the barrel. These take a lot of work to shape and finish.

The Greek Collection

The Aphrodite – Starts at £130

The Goddess of beauty, fertility and love and thus I chose a design which was sleek as well as classic. A design which has proven to be popular and one which is nice to look at.

This design tends to be quite long thanks to the taper of the barrel however shorter versions are possible. This is the design I made when I was writing the guide to making kitless pens. Clips are possible and thanks once more to the taper the cap usually posts.

  • Length cap on: 150mm+
  • Length cap off: 140mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? It can do.
  • Filler type: Converter

The Zeus – Starts at £150

The King of the Gods, not only the god of the thunder and lightening but also of wisdom, awareness, authority and destiny. He was well known for his love for those around him, which got him in trouble repeatedly and was responsible for the rescue of the other Olympion Gods and Goddesses. Strangely enough he was at the same time the youngest and oldest of those gods.

The design I have chosen for this name is one which tapers only on one side at either end of the cap and barrel. It can be made to post as well as have a clip the taper will not be extreme as the image below, also due to that taper expect a long pen.

  • Length cap on: 160mm+
  • Length cap off: 150mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? Never
  • Filler type: Converter

The Icarus starts at £150

The son of Daedalus who when trying to escape Crete constructed wings made of feather and wax. Daedalus instructed Icarus to not fly too close to the sea lest his wings be clogged with water and not to fly too close to the sun lest the wax melt. Of course, as we all know, Icarus ignored his father and flew to close to the sun causing the wings to melt and making him fall to the sea where he drowned.

This design takes the idea of the wing and transfers it to a more modern setting. The end of the pen is based upon the wing tip of plane. With this design is there any other myth I could name it after?

A Greek adaption: The Eris – +£40

(This adaption can be added to most base pen models)

The Goddess of chaos, discord and strife. An odd choice of name for a pen design but this one doesn’t have a single form. It is mutable and open to change. Some design choices may stir up debate, some may cause people to wonder why it looks the way it does. I couldn’t name it anything else.

This design is more open to suggestion than others. It is a design which needs the most work int he design process and in the making. The base shape will be one of the other pens, what makes this different however is that there is a sculpted end to it. What is the shape of that end? Well that is up to you. If I can carve it and make it finish up nice then it is possible.

Below you will see examples of this design option, it comes in two flavours, engraving or carving.

The Norse Collection

The Baldur – Starts at £130

Son of Odin and Frigg, Baldur was said to be so handsome, graceful and cheerful that he gave off his own light. He was loved by all the other Gods and Goddesses as well as other beings. Thought to be invincible thanks to oaths set out by his mother he was used as target practice for all the other gods who reveled int he fact that anything they threw bounced off. Until Loki came along and found his only weakness, he tricked another God into taking advantage of that weakness and killing poor Baldur.

The pen I have designed for this one has blunted ends when it is capped to represent the damage done to the spear which eventually killed Baldur. Then when it is uncapped it is akin to a spear. A bit of a bloody reason but there it is.

  • Length cap on: 150mm+
  • Length cap off: 140mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? It can do.
  • Filler type: Converter

The Vanargand – Starts at £130

The great wolf. A name often translated from the ancient Norse prose Edda as Fenrir was a son of Loki, the trickster god and also the being which killed Odin as the events unfolded during Ragnarok. After which he was killed by Odins son, no, not that one, the other one.

I named this design as such as it reminded me of a tooth. Like most of my other designs this one can be made with or without a clip and due to the taper design is can be quite long.

  • Length cap on: 150mm+
  • Length cap off: 140mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? It can do.
  • Filler type: Converter

Fafnir starts at £150

Fafnir was a dwarf in Norse mythology who was famous for having a powerful arm and a fearless soul. He was one of three brothers and was tricked by Loki into taking the possession of cursed gold and a ring. In trying to protect his gold he ended up turning into a dragon and was eventually slain by Sigurd.

This is my pocket pen design, its key features are the ink capacity and the way it becomes a larger pen. It’s ink capacity, being an eye dropper fill is around 2ml. The way it turns into a larger pen is a bit different to most. Instead of the cap screwing onto the barrel using the same threads as the capping action the top of the cap screws into the back of the barrel. What this does is it keeps the weight distribution of the pen towards the middle of the pen rather than back weighting it. This increases the comfort in the hand when using it.

A Norse adaption: The Freyja – +£40

(This adaption can be added to most base pen models)

Old Norse for the ‘Lady’ the goddess of the same name was the goddess of war, sex, love, fertility, death, beauty and gold. She rode a chariot pulled by two cats and owned cloak made of falcon feathers. She was the mother of the Goddess Gersemi and wife to the God Oor, who was absent a lot which caused her to cry tears of red gold.

When people think of Norse myth Freyja is one of those Goddesses that comes to peoples minds and it’s modern equivalent name has gained popularity. But what does this have to do with the reason of why I picked it as a name for a design of a pen? Well, truth is I like the name and personally I think it fits the design. I could explain more but i wouldn’t want to bore you.

This design option comes in two flavours, ink windows and holes (for obvious reasons one of these options would be unsuitable for conversion into an eye dropper pen).

The Roman Collection

The Mars – Starts at £130

What can be said about Mars? He was the God of War and agriculture in ancient Rome, the father of one of its founders Romulus. He was effectively the same god as Ares from Greek myth, as there was a lot of cross over between the two. The main difference between the two was that Ares was seen as a force of destruction and strove to destabilize everything whereas Mars was seen as bringing peace through war and was the god of the people.

The first thing you will notice about this design is that it is, like many tools of war, pointy. As with most of the pens i have designed it can be fitted with a clip and it can post if you so wish, the tapered points can be lengthened or be made to be quite shallow. Below is some examples of this design.

  • Length cap on: 150mm+
  • Length cap off: 140mm+
  • Section Diameter: 10mm
  • Barrel diameter: 15mm+
  • Will it post? It can do
  • Filler type: Converter

A Roman adaption: The Minerva – +£40

(This adaption can be added to most base pen models)

Minerva was the Roman Goddess of Wisdom and strategic warfare, and is the equivalent to Athena in the Greek Pantheon, however the Romans didn’t stress the aspect of warfare as the Greeks did. She was a patron to the arts, trade and strategy as well. The creation myth of Minerva follows a similar vein to Athena, where she was born of Metis who had been swallowed by Jupiter. Minerva then burst forth from Jupiters head fully armed and armoured.

So why this design? Well to me both wisdom and strategy are formed of multiple parts. With wisdom you take what you know from different situations to form an opinion on a subject. It is the same with strategy, when overcoming an obstacle you take information from multiple parts and combine them into a plan. So with that thought in mind the Minerva is a design formed of multiple different blanks to create the one pen, as shown below.

Again two flavours of this adaption, banded and unbanded.

If you do not see a design which suits your need or you wish to mix and match certain elements, please follow the below link to the design maker. It is currently in it’s beta form as not all the designs are featured.

To see older designs, prototypes and bespoke pens please follow the link below.

Older/Bespoke Designs