About Cadmus Pens
We are based in South Orange, New Jersey.
Cadmus Pens creates handmade wood and acrylic pens -- expertly turned, finished, and buffed -- that you will treasure for a lifetime. Each pen is a unique creation: there are no two pieces of wood that are the same, and we strive to find the most beautiful pieces of stock to work with, from exotic imports, reclaimed old growth timber, domestic hardwoods, and locally harvested woods. We are very selective about the wood used for pens -- it must be from a sustainable or reclaimed source, and as often as possible, we attempt to personally reclaim wood from down trees and recycle from discarded architectural elements such as wainscoting, floor boards, mantles, etc.
Making pens out of wood came out of a love for woodworking, fascination with fountain pens and other writing instruments, and obsession with trees and wood. We also enjoy making other wood items like cardholders, plinths, desk organizers, clocks, jewelry boxes, lamps, and furniture. Our principle penmaker worked in a luthier shop and did an apprenticeship in cabinetry and millwork, but gravitated towards exploring the artistic forms of wood and technology.