Since man appeared on Earth he has written or scribbled on something. Whether it be in stone, wood or paper and of course, now, digitally. However the art of penmanship has not died off completely and one man is making sure that it remains a vital skill in the form of artistically fashioned pens. In the heart of Houston, there is a custom pen maker that is making absolutely fantastic pens that are real works of craftsmanship and artistic talent.
Meet King Pens! King pens is a custom pen maker that specializes in ballpoint, roller ball and fountain pens. The craftsman, Scott Bulkley, makes each pen by hand using only the very best materials on the planet. He says that he hand picks each piece to be used in a pen and backs up his work.
“All of our woods are handpicked by me and are museum quality pieces.”
When making his wood pens, which by the way are gorgeous, he uses mainly exotic woods you have probably never heard of but will wish you had once you see the dynamic beauty that these woods produce.
Woods King Pens uses are:
- Amboyna Burl
- Crosscut Pernambuco
- Walnut Burl
- Elm Burl
- Maple Burl
- Red Mallee Burl
- and more
Aside from just exotic woods, King Pens utilizes other materials in their pens. Things such as acrylics, acrylester, and even buffalo horn and mammoth tusk ivory! Make no mistake, when you get a custom pen from King Pens, you are getting the highest quality of pen you can at a very reasonable price.
When asked why he does what he does, Scott responded with, “I just love being able to make a quality pen that shows off my artistic and woodworking skills. When I first started out, I wanted to battle the higher end pen companies out there and see if I could produce a comparable pen at a lower cost. I think that after years of research, practice and customer feedback, i have done just that!”
From what we have seen in his custom wood pens, we believe this to be true. He has not only proved that a quality pen doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars, but he has show that almost any material can be made into a very nice fine writing instrument.
Most of his higher end pens (that max out in price to about $800) are made from 22K gold or rhodium. These pens, like many others on the market are plated, however the plating process used by the pens from King Pens are excellent quality and have a look and feel that will grab you instantly. The weight of the pens might be a little heavier than you are used to, but this weight combined with the research Scott has done with his pen products in relation to size, has greatly enhanced the feel you get when you apply pen to paper.
King Pens are sold worldwide. People from all over including Australia, England, and Canada have bought and proudly own a King Pen. Celebrities are getting in on the action now as well. Linda Blair (the girl from the Exorcist movie…think pea soup) owns a King Pen. The Ambassador of France purchased two for himself and his wife. The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner owns four!
So you can see King Pens is a big deal and a hidden secret that you should know about. If you are on the market for a luxury pen and would like something elegant but not too pricey, King Pens is the answer for you.
You can visit the website at https://kingpens.net