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








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs
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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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

How’s this for a great photo?

25 May 2016 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Kelvin and his wife Christine at Pittswood Crafts kindly sent us this image, which we think is well worth sharing. Kelvin has turned a Jr Gent rollerball from one of our unique wine cask blanks and Christine has used her considerable talents to stage and photograph it. Well done both, and thanks for your kind permission to share the photo, which is worthy of any high class lifestyle magazine in our opinion.   Jr Gent turned from a Beaufort reclaimed wine cask pen blank –

A new nib on the scene (and a bit of nib knowledge too)

17 May 2016 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

This is our brand new size 5 fountain pen nib, which is supplied as standard with all Beaufort Mistral fountain pen kits, and will also be available to buy on line within the next few days. We promised elsewhere that we’d publish a bit of information about it, so here it is. Nearly all pen kits are supplied with a so called IPG nib, so called because they are engraved “Iridium Point Germany”. Nothing is further from the truth as they don’t have an iridium point, nor

Announcing the all new Mistral pen kits from Beaufort Ink

2 May 2016 15:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Designed to sit amongst the highest quality kits available, our Mistral range of matching fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil  are made to the most exacting standards and tolerances, feature premium quality platings and come with the very best of nibs, refills and German made mechanisms. Aimed squarely at the higher end of the market, the Mistral suite of pen kits has been designed by us from first principles for those occasion when you need a prestige pen kit

Notes on making a section for a Bock size 5 nib housing

14 Mar 2016 23:00:00 Phil - Full article...

We frequently get requests for advice regarding the correct proceedure for making fountain pen sections for Bock nib housings, particularly regarding size 5 nibs, which appear to give more trouble than the size 6 ones. Standard practice when establishing the correct drill size for thread taps is to subtract the pitch from the diameter. In the case of a Bock size 5 housing, that would work out as 6.4 – 0.6 = 5.8However, the very bottom of the housing has a tiny non-threaded area

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








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs
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

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

How’s this for a great photo?

25 May 2016 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Kelvin and his wife Christine at Pittswood Crafts kindly sent us this image, which we think is well worth sharing. Kelvin has turned a Jr Gent rollerball from one of our unique wine cask blanks and Christine has used her considerable talents to stage and photograph it. Well done both, and thanks for your kind permission to share the photo, which is worthy of any high class lifestyle magazine in our opinion.   Jr Gent turned from a Beaufort reclaimed wine cask pen blank –

A new nib on the scene (and a bit of nib knowledge too)

17 May 2016 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

This is our brand new size 5 fountain pen nib, which is supplied as standard with all Beaufort Mistral fountain pen kits, and will also be available to buy on line within the next few days. We promised elsewhere that we’d publish a bit of information about it, so here it is. Nearly all pen kits are supplied with a so called IPG nib, so called because they are engraved “Iridium Point Germany”. Nothing is further from the truth as they don’t have an iridium point, nor

Announcing the all new Mistral pen kits from Beaufort Ink

2 May 2016 15:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Designed to sit amongst the highest quality kits available, our Mistral range of matching fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil  are made to the most exacting standards and tolerances, feature premium quality platings and come with the very best of nibs, refills and German made mechanisms. Aimed squarely at the higher end of the market, the Mistral suite of pen kits has been designed by us from first principles for those occasion when you need a prestige pen kit

Notes on making a section for a Bock size 5 nib housing

14 Mar 2016 23:00:00 Phil - Full article...

We frequently get requests for advice regarding the correct proceedure for making fountain pen sections for Bock nib housings, particularly regarding size 5 nibs, which appear to give more trouble than the size 6 ones. Standard practice when establishing the correct drill size for thread taps is to subtract the pitch from the diameter. In the case of a Bock size 5 housing, that would work out as 6.4 – 0.6 = 5.8However, the very bottom of the housing has a tiny non-threaded area

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