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Beaufort pen kits rank among the best quality pen kits available worldwide








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens
Check our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks
Pen blanks, pen blanks, pen blanks. We have a huge range of pen blanks in wood and acrylic, from talented artisan makers and renowned international producers

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Custom pens just got easier

19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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, that are already engineered and threaded to take Bock nibs. The section is the component into which the nib assembly is screwed, and is possibly the most complicated element of making a pen from first principles. Made by Bock

Introducing our new Sirocco pen kit

17 Aug 2017 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 by us and manufactured to our usual high standards and tolerances. It uses exactly the same size of tube as a Sierra kit, but there the similarity with a Sierra stops. Unlike a Sierra, the Sirocco has its twist mechanism mounted in the finial, not in the nib, which means that the

How to build a custom steampunk fountain pen

14 Jun 2017 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 worth a look. http://steampunker.ru/blog/our_workshop/15287.html   Custom steampunk fountain pen by Vasilef Eftim

Sophie of Wessex receives her Beaufort Mistral fountain pen

15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 with a hand made pen, and Bill Mooney, a member of the Association who is both a veteran and almost totally blind, was asked to make it. We were asked if we would help, and were happy to donate some Mistral pen kits for Bill to use. We also happened to

Using liquid melamine as a pen finish

20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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, in his opinion, as far as wood is concerned you are never going to achieve a good, strong, lasting finish from wax products alone, and CA, which was never intended as a finish, simply serves to encase the wood in a plastic shell, thereby losing touch with the wood itself. It’s a

Introducing our new Tempest pen kit

20 Nov 2016 22:00:00 Phil - Full article...

If you’re looking for a click pen with a reliable mechanism, here it is. With a specially engineered mechanism designed to keep on clicking, it’s available to buy online right now. Tempest pen kits   Introducing the new Tempest click ballpoint from Beaufort Ink

Have you seen the new Mistral ballpoint pen kits and pencil kits yet?

23 Oct 2016 21:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Have you seen the new Mistral ballpoints and pencils yet? They’ve been on line for a couple of weeks now. Long awaited, we now have the the final additions to out world class suite of Mistral pen kits, which we believe are possibly the only suite of kits available word wide that truly do match. Choose from a fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint and pencil. All kits in the suite are designed by us and made to our renowned  exacting standards and tolerances, and feature premium

Triple lead thread taps and dies now in stock

27 Jul 2016 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Great news for makers of kitless pens or custom pens. Triple start threads, or triple lead threads are popular amongst pen makers because it means the  pen cap can be removed or replaced with fewer turns.  Whereas, depending on the length of your thread,  it takes several turns of the cap to screw it on with a single start thread, a triple start thread will do it in a couple of turns or less and is far more professional that way. They’re not cheap, but there again

Upgrading a Baoer 388 fountain pen nib

4 Jul 2016 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Our latest extravagant indulgence has arrived at last, a Baoer 388 for which we had to splash out a massive £1.97  –  delivered. Rediculous!! And what a great little pen it is – we can’t fault its appearance, balance, feel in the hand and so on, but the nib is truly horrible. Nothing wrong with its looks –  well, we could live with it anyway, considering what we paid for it. Nothing wrong with the ink flow either, but scratchy? Scratchy is not the

Now is the time to upgrade your nib

27 Jun 2016 12:00:00 Phil - Full article...

There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib if you live outside the UK. With the pound at its lowest point for over 30 years, your dollars go further. Bock fountain pen nibs are available in sizes 5, 6 and 8, in a choice of finishes and point widths, straight from stock. Visit our online shop to see the full range. Bock fountain pen nibs   There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib

Beaufort pen kits rank among the best quality pen kits available worldwide








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens
Check our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks
Pen blanks, pen blanks, pen blanks. We have a huge range of pen blanks in wood and acrylic, from talented artisan makers and renowned international producers
Blog

Custom pens just got easier

19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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, that are already engineered and threaded to take Bock nibs. The section is the component into which the nib assembly is screwed, and is possibly the most complicated element of making a pen from first principles. Made by Bock

Introducing our new Sirocco pen kit

17 Aug 2017 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 by us and manufactured to our usual high standards and tolerances. It uses exactly the same size of tube as a Sierra kit, but there the similarity with a Sierra stops. Unlike a Sierra, the Sirocco has its twist mechanism mounted in the finial, not in the nib, which means that the

How to build a custom steampunk fountain pen

14 Jun 2017 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 worth a look. http://steampunker.ru/blog/our_workshop/15287.html   Custom steampunk fountain pen by Vasilef Eftim

Sophie of Wessex receives her Beaufort Mistral fountain pen

15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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 with a hand made pen, and Bill Mooney, a member of the Association who is both a veteran and almost totally blind, was asked to make it. We were asked if we would help, and were happy to donate some Mistral pen kits for Bill to use. We also happened to

Using liquid melamine as a pen finish

20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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, in his opinion, as far as wood is concerned you are never going to achieve a good, strong, lasting finish from wax products alone, and CA, which was never intended as a finish, simply serves to encase the wood in a plastic shell, thereby losing touch with the wood itself. It’s a

Introducing our new Tempest pen kit

20 Nov 2016 22:00:00 Phil - Full article...

If you’re looking for a click pen with a reliable mechanism, here it is. With a specially engineered mechanism designed to keep on clicking, it’s available to buy online right now. Tempest pen kits   Introducing the new Tempest click ballpoint from Beaufort Ink

Have you seen the new Mistral ballpoint pen kits and pencil kits yet?

23 Oct 2016 21:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Have you seen the new Mistral ballpoints and pencils yet? They’ve been on line for a couple of weeks now. Long awaited, we now have the the final additions to out world class suite of Mistral pen kits, which we believe are possibly the only suite of kits available word wide that truly do match. Choose from a fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint and pencil. All kits in the suite are designed by us and made to our renowned  exacting standards and tolerances, and feature premium

Triple lead thread taps and dies now in stock

27 Jul 2016 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Great news for makers of kitless pens or custom pens. Triple start threads, or triple lead threads are popular amongst pen makers because it means the  pen cap can be removed or replaced with fewer turns.  Whereas, depending on the length of your thread,  it takes several turns of the cap to screw it on with a single start thread, a triple start thread will do it in a couple of turns or less and is far more professional that way. They’re not cheap, but there again

Upgrading a Baoer 388 fountain pen nib

4 Jul 2016 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Our latest extravagant indulgence has arrived at last, a Baoer 388 for which we had to splash out a massive £1.97  –  delivered. Rediculous!! And what a great little pen it is – we can’t fault its appearance, balance, feel in the hand and so on, but the nib is truly horrible. Nothing wrong with its looks –  well, we could live with it anyway, considering what we paid for it. Nothing wrong with the ink flow either, but scratchy? Scratchy is not the

Now is the time to upgrade your nib

27 Jun 2016 12:00:00 Phil - Full article...

There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib if you live outside the UK. With the pound at its lowest point for over 30 years, your dollars go further. Bock fountain pen nibs are available in sizes 5, 6 and 8, in a choice of finishes and point widths, straight from stock. Visit our online shop to see the full range. Bock fountain pen nibs   There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib

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