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13/05/2018 08:18 AM
Gilded Mistrals – Different and worth a look
Well, here’s something a bit different. Pen makers have been casting pen blanks for years, traditionally from coloured acrylics but more recently also using images applied to tubes, then sealed in a clear resin Our thanks to Patrick R for … Continue reading

25/04/2018 10:55 AM
Watch this cracking video – the Mistral explained
Our thanks to John Clothier for allowing us to share his recent video on the Beaufort Mistral. John very clearly explains the Mistral fountain pen kit, part by part, and after turning the barrels from his own hybrid cast blanks … Continue reading

08/04/2018 11:18 AM
Meet our new pen kit – the Beaufort Leveche
Available to buy right now on our website, the Leveche is the latest addition to our range of pen kits. Pronounced lev-esh, it is designed and engineered to our usual high standards of manufacture, and is currently offered in gold … Continue reading

14/03/2018 07:41 AM
Rose-gold plated nibs from Bock
Introducing our new range of rose-gold plated pen nibs from Bock. Now in stock, our new range of rose-gold plated fountain pen nibs is available in both sizes 5 and 6. We have them in Bock’s own housings and in … Continue reading

03/03/2018 08:46 AM
Last chance to get a free pen kit
Our free Sirocco pen kit offer ends this Sunday (4th March) The Beaufort Sirocco is the original, British designed pen kit with Sierra compatible tubes for tube-in blanks, and a smooth, finial mounted mechanism. It’s supplied with a Parker style … Continue reading

19/10/2017 07:21 AM
Custom pens just got easier
If you make custom pens, often called kitless pens, or it’s something you’ve been considering and been daunted by the prospect, we’ve just made things a whole lot easier. We have introduced a range of ready-made sections for fountain pens, … Continue reading

17/08/2017 09:21 AM
Introducing our new Sirocco pen kit
Having launched our brand new Sirocco pen kit at the end of June, we thought it was high time we mentioned it in our blog – in fact long overdue. The Sirocco, like all our other pens kits, is designed … Continue reading

14/06/2017 07:18 AM
How to build a custom steampunk fountain pen
With thanks to Vasilev Eftim who sent us this link to the processes he used to create this outstanding pen he’s just made. You’ll need your Google translator if you don’t happen to speak Russian, but it’s most definitely well … Continue reading

15/03/2017 10:15 AM
Sophie of Wessex receives her Beaufort Mistral fountain pen
HRH Princess Sophie Countess of Wessex has recently taken over from the Queen as Patron of the Blind Veterans Association. To mark the occasion of her visit to open their new Llandudno centre, the Association decided they would present Sophie … Continue reading

20/01/2017 09:16 AM
Using liquid melamine as a pen finish
The boss is a pen maker, and he is  frequently asked what finishes he recommends for our pen kits, the answer to which will of course depend on what the pen is being made from in the first place. However, … Continue reading