New Model — The Troubadour


I’m excited to announce the Scriptorium’s newest addition to its model lineup — The Troubadour! I’ve always loved vintage pen designs, and many of my models display that influence.

The new Troubadour reflects the classic streamlined torpedo shape of the vintage Sheaffer Oversize Balance of the 1930′s. It features a smooth, straight barrel with an end taper leading to a slightly blunted point.  Exuberant and aerodynamic, the Troubadour is reminiscent of a bygone era in fountain pen history.

Troubadour in Springtime Forest alumilite

Troubadour in Springtime Forest alumilite (Click for more images)

The model pictured here is a Medium sized Troubadour, with a barrel diameter of .54″. It is 5.9″ capped, 5.15″ uncapped, and 6.65″ posted. It’s also available in Small, Large, and Oversized. I hope you like it!

More News

Scriptorium Pens has been busy behind the scenes with lots of design work and prototyping on new models, including desk pens and pens featuring a “no-roll” flat area. Also in the works — custom clips! I’m super excited about these, and will reveal more information later. 🙂  Other plans are in the works which will increase the quantity and quality of output, including upgrades to a better working space and the addition of a metal lathe and other equipment.  Scriptorium Pens is growing, and that means working inside the house is no longer practical. While it might be fun to look out the sliding glass door all day at the beautiful back yard, the new metal lathe will need a shop of its own. My family is assisting me in the renovation/remodeling of my father’s old workshop out back, and we hope to be able to move into it soon. 🙂  As you can see, SP is bustling with activity right now.  Thank you for helping to make it that way!

Celebrating the Balladeer’s 1st Anniversary with 10% off!


Balladeer in Jurassic Amber Acrylic

One year ago I designed a pen for myself with the goal of making a pen that would be wide enough to grip easily and to hold in the hand with little pressure. I named it the Balladeer, and it became the best-selling model for Scriptorium Pens. Several customers have referred to it as my “signature” pen.

To celebrate this milestone, Scriptorium Pens is offering 10% off on any Balladeer ordered in the next two weeks — any size, any material! Take a look at the Balladeer’s product page to see some of the creative choices other customers have used for their Balladeer, and have one custom-made for yourself. 🙂  Sale ends Friday, May 9th.


Ghost Koi Alumilite

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Cumberland Ebonite


Teal Tempest Acrylic


Mineral Sea Alumilite


Copper Ore Alumilite

New Material for a New Year

I’ve long been an admirer of the fabulous pen blanks poured by artist Jonathon Brooks. He has a unique way of mixing colors for dramatic effect that really makes his work stand out. After commissioning him to create some special blanks for a customer in a hard to find coral color, I realized he was the one who could make some material I’ve been wanting for a long time. I asked him to create an alumilite blank that would look like a winter forest at nighttime, with the moonlight glinting off the snow and the silvery, ice-coated tree limbs. We ended up with two different variations, one light, one dark — both a silvery taupe with hints of ice blue and tawny gold shimmering in a pearlescent mist. The lighter version is called Moonlit Forest, and the darker is Midnight Forest. I immediately made a pair of Master Scriveners with them as soon as they arrived. Both went to family members as Christmas Holiday gifts. 🙂

Master Scrivener in Midnight Forest alumilite, Sterling Silver Cap Band

Master Scrivener in Midnight Forest alumilite with Sterling Silver Cap Band

Master Scrivener in Moonlit Forest alumilite

Master Scrivener in Moonlit Forest alumilite with Sterling Silver Cap Band

Cap Bands and another New Model: The Master Scrivener

As a follow-up to last week’s introduction of the new Scrivener, today I’m introducing the Scrivener’s dressier sibling, the Master Scrivener:

Master Scrivener in Elven Wood alumilite with Copper Clip and Cap Band

Master Scrivener in Elven Wood alumilite with Copper Clip and Cap Band

Inspired by vintage pen styles from the 1930′s, the Master Scrivener gives a nod especially to the Wahl Eversharp Doric with its elongated cap and tall, peaked finial. The gently curving spoon clip is available in a variety of finishes to help create a distinctive look for your custom pen, and the metal cap band lends added flair. The barrel’s subtle waistline provides a comfortable, well-balanced handhold and allows the cap to be posted deeply and securely. Like the other Scriptorium offerings, the Master Scrivener has a Cartridge/Converter/Eyedropper filling system.

Master Scrivener in Elven Wood alumilite with Copper Band and ClipAlso notice the new decorative cap band on the Master Scrivener. I’m excited to be able to offer cap bands and finial washers on my pens for the  first time. Bands are available in Sterling Silver, Copper, Jeweler’s Brass, and Aluminum, and in several thickness options as well.

New Model — The Scrivener

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I’m excited to announce a new pen design called the Scrivener. Its shape is reminiscent of the vintage pens of the 1930’s like the Wahl Eversharp Doric and Equipoise. This design features a long, elegant cap with a tall finial, and a smooth barrel with gently curved waistline. The long cap posts deeply, and is comfortably balanced posted, even for those who normally prefer to write unposted, like me. 🙂

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The clip, a rolling “bowling ball” style, is available in 24k gold, nickel, or chrome. The section has a smooth transition to the barrel threads and body for a clean line and comfortable handhold. Here are a few more pics, or visit the Scrivener page to see them all. Look for more new designs coming soon, including models with bands!

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Scrivener in Black and Tan alumilite - 1

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