Alan Shaw owner of Shaw Pens is a custom pen artisan. I have been collecting Fountain Pens since I was in 3rd grade when I received my Shaffer School writer. Since 1962 my interest grew from one of curiosity to one of passion. My collection grew from one fountain pen to a collection of many hundreds of pens. I sold my collection in 2001 when my profession (software engineering) was outsourced overseas. In 2002 my interest in pens grew again but this time I spent 4 years of learning the craft of pen making. With the help of my wife Nancy in 2006 we turned my interest into a full time endeavor. Shaw Pens has been creating fine writing instruments professionally since 2006. Each pen is machined by hand as a result, no two pens are identical. Only the finest materials are used for your writing pleasure. Alan is proud to announce in 2019 he was awarded Master Artisan Status from the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Whether the pen is to be a gift for a wedding, graduation, holiday or just a personal gift for yourself, you can rest assured that our writing instruments will be treasured for years to come. Special orders and engraving are available upon request. New pen design requests are welcomed and I would be glad to work with you on your dream to make it a reality.