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Beaufort pen kits are designed by us to compete with the best in the world. High end pen kits with high end standards of manufacturer

Fountain pen nibs

Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens

Fountain pen ink

Check out our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks

Pen blanks

Pen blanks in ebonite, acrylic resins, DiamondCast, Kirinite, exotic and native hardwoods and small batch issues from talented artisan pen blank makers

About us - our story so far

Our journey began in 2014 when we realised that the pen refills commonly supplied with most pen kits are mainly all made in the Far East, as cheaply as possible, with poor components, poor quality control, and usually containing the bare minimum of poor quality ink. A pen is only ever as good as the refill inside it, and there is nothing worse for a well made pen than a refill that doesn’t work because it’s dried up or corroded, or the ink flow skips, or it feels scratchy on the paper.


We are a family firm, owned and run by people who are pen makers and pen enthusiasts, and we realised that apart from upgrading pens with well known makes of refill from High Street stationers, for which you pay through the nose, the way forward was to produce our own - good quality refills that are a pleasure to write with, that don’t dry up or degrade through use, and are full up with ink.


And so Beaufort Ink was born.


World class pen refills from Beaufort Ink - Parker pen refills, Cross refills, rollerball refills


As pen makers ourselves, we also wanted to address the fact that in the UK, pen kits themselves were dominated by cheap imports from China, or by blatant copies of designs from other manufacturers, so we set about changing that too, by designing and producing our own. In fact, today we remain the only supplier in the UK whose pen kits are 100% original designs - we don't buy in pen kits from other manufacturers to re-sell,  we don't rip off designs from other manufacturers and pass them off as our own, and we're pleased to say that our pen kits have taken their place amongst the best quality kits available worldwide.


We have since also applied the same rationale to a large range of top end products that support both pen makers and pen owners, including fountain pen inks and fountain pen nibs, together with an enviable range of specialist tools and accessories to support those who make custom pens (or so called kitless pens) from first principles. Today, we are able to employ a small team of enthusiastic staff, and we produce and/or sell the very best of pen kits, pen refills, fountain pen nibs, fountain pen inks and pen blanks, together with a host of supporting products and tools, to discerning pen makers and pen owners around the world.


Beaufort Ink pen kits are respected worldwide


All of our pen kits are designed by us here in the UK, and are engineered and manufactured to the highest standards and tolerances to take their place amongst the best available worldwide. (Needless to say, they all come with our own refills or fountain pen nibs as standard).  We specialise in parts and tools for kitless pens and custom pen makers, and thanks to our own specialist knowledge of pens and pen making, our attention to detail and to customer service, we have grown to become, amongst other things, the foremost agents in the world for Bock nibs, with a vast range of fountain pen nibs from which to choose, and we are market leaders in the innovation and supply of parts and tools for custom pen making, increasing their accessibility to all and debunking the many mysteries that surround kitless pens.


Beaufort Ink speacialises in supplying tools and parts for custom pen makers and kitless pens


More recently, following on from the closure of that well known and highly respected turning supply house, The Toolpost, we arranged with them to take over the manufacture of their market leading Versachuck wood lathe chucks, which would otherwise have disappeared from the scene for all time. The Verchachuck is undoubtedly the most versatile and innovative wood lathe chuck on the market, and along with associated products such as lathe faceplates, micro-chucks and spindle thread adaptors, we are honoured and proud to be able to carry on where The Toolpost left off. In addition, we also took over some of the other market leading products which The Toolpsot was known for, so that now, alongside other well known brands such as Chestnut Products, Micromesh Abrasives and Sheild Technology rust prevention products, we are the UK agents for The Beall Tool Company, who are the manufacturers of quite possibly the finest wood buffing systems available, and for Starbond CA superglues, who likewise, are the manufacturers of quite possibly the finest CA glues available.


We don't just supply world class pen kits, we supply world class other things too


We ship our products worldwide on a daily basis, and we are always very happy to offer advice and discuss your requirements if you want to get in touch. You can order on our website or by phone, and we will always do our very best to look after you as a customer. Many of our customers have gone on to become, or are already well known and respected pen makers or commercial pen manufacturers around the globe, several on an international scale, and many have become good friends through our common interests in pens or in pen making, and more recently we find, though woodturning too


We look forward to working with you.


Bock nibs are available to fit a huge varaiety of fountain pen and pen kits


Pen turning

Beaufort pen kits are designed by us to compete with the best in the world. High end pen kits with high end standards of manufacturer

Fountain pen nibs

Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens

Fountain pen ink

Check out our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks

Pen blanks

Pen blanks in ebonite, acrylic resins, DiamondCast, Kirinite, exotic and native hardwoods and small batch issues from talented artisan pen blank makers
Customer Reviews
Melody Berry
Beaufort Ink set themselves a high standard for product and service, then they hold themselves to that standard. I’ve always had great service and also very helpful telephone support when I had no idea what I was really needing. There's really is no reason for me to consider buying from anyone else.
Mark Tassell
First class pen kits, fantastic nibs and even better customer service.
Rosie Newton
High praise for Beaufort Ink for brilliant customer service and a lovely nib - I really should put them on speed dial. I'm fussy with nibs and they've come to the rescue again. They always take time to give brilliant advice and they're just a really nice guys.
David Shepherdson
Exceptional quality kits and great customer service. Always expanding their range of kits and associated accessories. Next day delivery almost every time I order.
Noah Joubert
Great service and delivery - I am very happy with the new nib I bought. I called them as I was uncertain about which would be the right one, but I got through to the owner who was very helpful and swiftly solved my query.
Tim McKenzie
Perhaps the classiest pen kits in the business and a great source for kitless building as well.
Nick Buckley
Without remembering who specifically took care of my order, I just have to say how pleased I am and simply blown away by the quality of service. I ordered a hand-full of products and must have mistakenly selected one incompatible item. My package arrived with a handwritten note and the piece that I'd meant to purchase. Thank you, I'm truly appreciative.
Ken Runciman
I have had several urgent orders recently and would like to thank you for your swift response and fast delivery on each occasion. Much appreciated.
Alan Reynolds
Not only are Beaufort Ink's parts and kits of superb quality but the sales and after sales service is outstanding. I cannot rate the company highly enough - they ooze integrity and good service as well as quality products. Buy from them, and you cant go wrong.
Lee Cook

My order arrived over a week ago with extra pen refills, thank you.
In the main, people are quick to complain even when a minor issue such as mine is out of anybody’s control, so they should be as quick to say thank you.

I have known for a while that the quality of your products is head and shoulders above the competition's, and have now found out first hand that your customer service is of the same premium quality.
A very big thank you and well done to all at Beaufort Ink.

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Pen kits and pen blanks, fountain pen nibs, pen refills and fountain pen inks, tools and supplies for discerning pen makers and entusiasts
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