Welcome to my Custom Fountain Pen website/blog. I put this site together a while ago so that I could let some of my fellow pen enthusiasts and penmakers, as well as my customers, see what I have been up to lately in the workshop. I don't publish all of my pens here, but good percentage of them.

A Little About My Pens: I love doing fine work on the lathe, which is what got me into this work. That is, I enjoy the focus on the details of a project - the material and colour selection, the form, the fit and finish of the pen. I also test all of the my nibs before shipping. I fill the converter, run ink through the nib and feed, and write with it. I spend a significant amount of time smoothing and adjusting the nib of every pen that I sell. My goal, with each pen that I make, is to create a writing piece whose fit and finish will impress you when you first pull it out of the packing, and that will serve you well as a great writer when you fill it up with your favourite ink.

Have a look at my posts to see some of the work I am doing lately, or see my pricing guide in the link below to the right, or check the link to my current inventory of already-made pens (usually small, as most of my work is by commissions/orders).

Or, if you are interested, you can see some of the work I have done previously in my Custom Pen Gallery on Photobucket!

If you have a Twitter account, I am @drgoretex

If any of my posts generate particular interest, I will pin them as links on the right (eg 'Basic Nib Adjusting 101').

* ORDERS: Please contact me at kencavers@gmail.com to place an order.

* PRICES: Please see the link on the right side of the screen 'Pricing Guide' for an idea as to the cost of a pen.

Have a look at the bottom of this page for some reviews done by previous buyers!


IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am happily overwhelmed with pen orders. This gives me great joy in that my work is so well received, but saddens me that I cannot fill orders anywhere near as quickly as I would like. I am still trying to work through back orders, but if you have ordered from me and heard nothing for some time, feel free to email me and ask how things are going.
I still only make these pens in my spare time, when work and family time permit, and even then the productivity slows down during the coldest winter months thanks to my unheated workshop.
Given that I make these pens primarily as a hobby, I also reserve the right to pursue some other interesting pen projects in between filling orders.
I apologize for long delays in order fulfillment, which may in some case be over a year and a half. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact me to inquire about new pen orders, or to check up on a previously submitted order.

-Ken Cavers

Sunday, 29 June 2014

'Curvy' Style Fountain Pen in Yellow and Black Swirl Acrylic

Just finished this one a couple of days ago, and even though I just recently posted about another yellow pen, I thought I would add this one to show off some curves :-)

This cheerful colour has turned out to be quite popular - one of my own favourites, in fact.  So bright and sunny, and also nicely opaque (which I personally prefer).

This pen was ordered in my 'Curvy' style.  A good size pen, at 150mm long capped, and 140mm uncapped, it has a barrel that is 15mm thick at its widest.  Combined with the curves in the barrel, it tends to be a very comfortable pen to hold for long writes.

This one is fitted with JoWo's #6 steel 1.1mm stub nib, which is a lot of fun to write with, adding a bit of flare to the handwriting.  The fill system is cartridge/converter.

Thanks for looking!



  1. Ooh! I like this one! I really am loving clipless pens, even if they aren't as practical - it shows off the material so well, I wish more companies/pen makers would make them.

    1. Thanks very much! I couldn't agree more about clipless pens - a little more 'arty' than their clip-bearing cousins :-)