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I love working with materials from The Pensmiths. They offer such a variety of colors and styles that are so different from the rest of the crowd. Their high quality blanks are solid and dense, a real pleasure to turn, drill, and thread. They also polish up to a fantastic, glossy shine that catches the eye and makes my work look great.
My introduction to Pensmith blanks came several years ago when a client asked for some of their blanks on his bespoke pens. I was delighted to find this new source of materials for my custom work!
The Pensmiths blanks are high-quality products made with Alumilite and stunning colors. They never cease to amaze me. I receive a lot of compliments on my pens and a large potion of the praise is due to your contribution. Thank you for being my partner in pen making. Your customer service is top notch just like your materials. I also appreciate the support and encouragement you give me on Instagram.
In a world where the foundation of what makes a business personal is becoming more and more rare, James at The Pensmiths is a beacon of hope. I haven’t come across a blank maker with as much depth in inventory or passion for innovation as James. I have asked for custom pours and have been absolutely blown away by the results every time. Not only are his products indescribably beautiful, he has always stood behind the quality of what he does, and has never hesitated to make it right if there were ever an issue. A business that operates with strong values and integrity is one that earns my business and James has done just that. For most pen makers the materials we use is at the heart of what drives us to continue making pens and without truly exceptional makers like James who knows where this industry would be.
I really enjoy working with blanks from the Pensmiths because they are super easy to turn and once polished really show the depth of colors used. The large selection of kitless blanks offered makes it a great one stop shop from demonstrators, to multi-color options, to solid accent blanks, you're guaranteed to find something you'll like and even better than the selection, is the excellent customer service you get with each order. The timely service from blank purchase to receipt of the shipment is second to none. My favorite blanks to work with are the demonstrators, and with so many options available I enjoy mixing and matching different colors which allows me to add another layer of creativity to my pen designs.
I had a customer who was looking for a certain color material which he had seen on my social media and it was a piece of material I had gotten from the Pensmiths. I reached out and they were amazing. It was a one off material they had made in the past and was not sure of the recipe but assured me they could get it. They made several samples and eventually got the right color. They spent the time and their resources to make sure I received what I needed. Definitely top notch customer service. If you have something custom or are looking for beautiful materials check out the Pensmiths for some of your pen materials
I love getting blanks from James! The Pensmiths has great customer service and great products with fast shipping! The wide range of colors I can get is astounding, and the blanks are of great quality. The kitless blanks are an especially good value because they are 12” long, giving me that extra insurance in case I destroy a piece on the lathe. I’ll be a repeat customer for a very long time!