High Quality Handmade Wooden Pens Crafted In The New Forest Using Reclaimed & Upcycled Wood

I only make a limited number of quality pens each year and stock is now very low so hurry if you are looking for that special gift to give. Current Stock Available

There is no better feeling than giving someone special the perfect gift and seeing their smile when they open it.

CraftyNick Pens are as unique as their owners. They make a distinctive statement, one of high-quality and craftmanship. Every pen has a story to tell as each pen has been lovingly crafted using reclaimed or recycled wood.

I am always happy to make a one-off bespoke pen if you would like to supply your own wood. Please contact me for details.

CraftyNick pens are great to give as a gift, or as an indulgence for yourself.

Read what customers are saying about CraftNick Pens.

Matching Fountain & Rollerball Pens

Two distinctive collectable pens of unrivalled beauty and quality, handcrafted using Elm from a storm damaged local tree. They are adorned in the finest premium quality 22 carat gold platings with black titanium accents on the centre band and cap end.

All of my UK designed fountain pens are fitted with a two tone German made high quality nib as standard together with an ink converter. They can also be used with a standard short reach ink cartridge.

Pens of this quality take many hours to produce and will provide a lifetime of durability. They combine every day practicality with an elegant and luxurious feel.

Fountain pen prices start at £95 (Price includes a stylish black leatherette pen box + 6 premium ink cartridges.) 

Recycled Oak and Mahogany

A specially commissioned fountain and ballpoint pen made from the original timber frames that were replaced during the restoration of Foxtrot Eight, a landing craft used by Portsmouth based HMS Fearless.

Making pens of this quality and attention to detail involves many hours to produce. Every pen is lovingly handcrafted and finished to an exceptionally high standard. Choose from traditional wooden fountain pens, ballpoints, or rollerball twist pens all finished in a hard wearing luxurious mirror-finish.

Every CraftyNick pen is unique with no two alike. Each one is guaranteed to make a great impression on you and those around you.

A pen is only as good as the materials used to make it!

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. 

The pen kits I use in my hand turned pens are of the highest quality using premium pen kits from a select few special suppliers and mainly designed in the UK. They have been engineered and manufactured to the highest standards and tolerances to take their place amongst the best available worldwide.

High quality pen refills

All CraftyNick hand turned ballpoint pens are fitted with a Parker style Ink refills with abrasion proof tungsten carbide balls and hard wearing, corrosion proof stainless steel tips.

And yes, you really can tell the difference.

Extra refills can be purchased separately @ £2.85 per pack + postage from the CraftyNick store.
Pack contains 1x Parker style standard ink refill, medium point, black.


With a specially designed mechanism, this UK designed ballpoint pen provides a click ballpoint with a reliable and trustworthy clicker, that keeps on working. All CraftyNick click pens are fitted with a premium Parker style Ink refill and are quite probably the most reliable click pens in the world market today. 
(Beware of cheap imitation copies).

Photo – Rosewood Ballpoint Click Pen.

Premium ballpoint pen prices start at £36

UK Design

A stunning premium twist pen designed in the UK. Hand turned from a beautiful piece of London Plane Burr wood and adorned in high quality gold plate and gun metal. It is a much sought after classic and is quite simply, a stunning pen.

Presented in an attractive gift box and comprising a handy shirt clip, this ballpoint pen will make the perfect gift for a loved one, or indeed yourself.

Fitted with a premium quality Parker style ink refill.

Premium ballpoint pen prices start at £36

A pen is a a gift that travels everywhere you go!

It can be hard to come up with an original gift, but even a small twist on a generic gift can show loved ones you’ve put time and effort into the gesture. So if you are looking for something different to give, a unique handcrafted wooden pen will make a perfect gift to give for all occasions. The professional finishes and sleek shape of each pen will make a striking impression in any setting.
Unique CraftyNick hand turned pens make great graduation gifts, anniversary gifts and corporate gifts.

Premium Twist Pen

A high end UK designed Twist Pen in Titanium Gold with Black Chrome accents. This particular ballpoint is part of a range of pens which includes Fountain, Rollerball and Ballpoint pens, all of the highest quality. 

Turn the cap to advance the writing tip and simply turn the cap back once you have finished writing and the ballpoint nib returns to the cap.

The pen in the photo has been handcrafted from a beautiful piece of Lignum Vitae. This lovely piece of wood was rescued from a water works skip. The rich colours and the depth of shine combine quality and craftsmanship giving it an individuality not found in factory-made pens, not even very expensive ones!

It looks good too.

Pen Presentation Boxes

All CraftyNick hand turned pens come in a quality engraved card presentation box unless otherwise stated. The option to upgrade to one of the more luxurious pen boxes below can be selected at checkout.

Black Leatherette Pen Box

If you’re looking for a little extra stylish and luxurious protection, why not upgrade to this black leatherette pen box. It has rigid construction with spring hinge closure. Stitched, textured, glossy leatherette exterior with Cream velvet padded interior. It can be added by selecting the Premium pen box option at the checkout? £5.95

Black Velvet Pen Box

A velvet presentation pen box with a black velvet padded interior to hold your pen in safely when not in use. It can be added by selecting the Black Velvet pen box at checkout. £4.00


Wood is a natural material.To help maintain the natural beauty and performance of your pen do not leave it in front of radiators, avoid direct heat, direct sunlight and moist environments. More information here. More information here.

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 11 reviews
 by Phil,Sue

We brought a beautiful pen in August from Nick for a special birthday. We contacted Nick again to discuss buying a fountain pen for our granddaughter, which was on her Christmas list after seeimg Nicks pens,(she’s 12). We arranged to see Nick and his advice was so helpful, in making the right choice for her. were looking forward to seeing her face when she opens this beautiful wooden pen. We Highly recommend buying these beautiful original pens from Nick.

Thank you for the fabulous 5 star review. It’s always nice to see returning happy customers who appreciate the care and time I take in my work. It certainly makes it all worth while for me. I do hope that your granddaughter enjoys using her beautiful fountain pen and what a lovely Christmas present. Nick

 by Paul Gorden
Custom Fountain Pen

After clearing out a shed belonging to my father who had sadly passed away a year ago, I came across a piece of rosewood that he had probably put aside for one of his woodworking projects. I wanted to do something special with it so I contacted Nick at CraftNick pens after finding him on Google. He suggested that he could make a fountain pen from it and I wasn’t disappointed. The finished pen was beautiful and reminds me of my father and his love of wood every time I use it. Thanks Nick for all your help and advice.

Hi Paul, I really enjoyed making the fountain pen from your dads lovely piece of rosewood for you. It was a real pleasure to turn and the rosewood has such a nice grain and colour. Definitely one of my favourite timbers. Thank you very much for your custom and the 5 star review. Nick

 by Matthew
Premium Click Pen and Box

I was gifted one of craftynicks pens for my 30th Birthday. The pen is beautiful and a perfect weight for writing. It was sent to me in the United States although I am from Hampshire originally. It was so nice to receive such a special gift from home with information about where the wood used had come from and a little extra history. The custom presentation box with birthday message was a nice touch. I would highly recommend one of these unique elegant pens. They will look stylish on any desk.

Thanks Matthew for leaving a lovely 5 star review. It was a pleasure making the beautiful click pen for your birthday and I am so pleased that you like it. I certainly hope that you get many years of enjoyment from using it. Nick

 by Jordan
Pair of wonderful rollerball pens

I went to Nick to buy a nice new pen for work. Nick took the time to explain the woods he used in his pens, the difference between a ballpoint and rollerball, and what went in to crafting these pens. Each pen was absolutely unique and all were beautiful – I had great trouble deciding which one I wanted! I ended up picking out an elm rollerball with gold plating for myself, and an oak rollerball with rose gold plating as a gift for my girlfriend. Nick even kindly supplied an information sheet for the oak to give that extra background to my girlfriend’s gift. The finish on both pens is truly immaculate – highly polished, unbelievably smooth both to the touch and to write with, and so perfectly weighted as it sits in your hand. The velvet case is the perfect accompaniment for these classy pens, to store them properly and keep them protected. I’ve used a few expensive pens you get from the high street but you really can see and feel the vast difference with the handmade product. The quality in every part of these pens makes for great value, and I couldn’t be happier with them! Thank you, Nick!

Hi Jordan, thank you for taking the time and leaving me a 5 star review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the perfect gift for your girlfriend. The pens that you picked are premium quality and were certainly two of my favourites, crafted in New Forest oak and Hampshire elm. I’m sure both you and your girlfriend will enjoy using them for years to come. Nick

 by Phil
Beautiful pens

Thank you Nick, for all your time, advice and for helping us choosing the correct pen, for a special birthday.Were both very pleased with our purchase of the Bubinga ballpoint pen (Rosewood ) a truly unique handmade pen, it’s really beautiful and so comfortable to hold.
Well made beautiful pens at a great price, well worth the money. will be recommending you.

Hi Phil thank you for the fantastic 5 star review. It was lovely meeting you both and helping you choose the birthday gift. Its always a pleasure meeting customers in person and the Tempest Click pen was without a doubt a perfect choice. I certainly hope to see you again soon. Maybe that beautiful Mistral fountain pen will still be available! Nick

 by David Jackson
Gold & Ebony Twist Pen

Very pleased with my beautiful Ebony pen. It arrived yesterday, very quick service. The finish is exceptional, just like glass, how do you do it? Thank you. David

Thanks David for your lovely review and the 5 stars. The Ebony was given to me by a friend who had kept it in his shed for years but very little of it left I’m afraid. The exceptional finish is a labour of love and takes hours, but the end result is worth it. Nick

 by John Lewis Haskins
Handcrafted Pens

Having now owned and used two of ‘crafty nicks’ pens I can sincerely say they are a Joy to own and use. I was fortunate to have a bespoke pen made from an unusual timber which had provenance to my family and I. On receipt of the finished items it was clear at first glance as to the minute attention to detail, this along with the smooth actions weight and balance of the pens make ownership a joy.
I would not hesitate to recommend both ownership of such craftsmanship and or offering as a gift to someone deserving!

John Lewis Haskins

Hi John, what a fantastic review and 5 stars. It was a pleasure making such beautiful handcrafted pens for you. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Nick

 by Terry Deadman
Ball Point Pen – Red Mallee Burr

Thanks for the Pen Nick. Superb design and manufacture and price!!

Hi Terry. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I’m thrilled to hear that you liked the design or my handmade ballpoint twist pen and the price! . I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at CraftyNick Pens. Nick

 by Jeff Wells
Perfect Present

Love this pen- American Lacewood (T-20). Gorgeously hand-crafted. Pure class. Well-built, presented elegantly in a box. So clearly unique. Makes me feel good using it and having it on my desk top.

Thank you so much for your business and 5 star rating Jeff. I’m so glad that you love the American Lacewood click pen, I certainly enjoyed making it for you. If there’s anything else you need, please contact me, Nick

 by Peter Glaysher
Twist pen in new forest oak ref SO15

Received pen this morning looks great and great customer service.
Well done


Hi Peter. thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating for the handcrafted twist pen that you purchased. I really appreciate your business. Please let me know what I can do for you in the future. Every bit of feedback like this does so much to help me! Nick

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