Alan and Nancy Shaw started Shaw Pens in October 2006. Alan was an avid pen collector until 2001 when he sold off his collections. In 2002 he began to learn the craft of making pens and began idea of building a business out of his passion for writing instruments.

In 2006 is when the business went full time with TinderBox Haverford, PA being his first retailer to sell his pens. Shortly after that Bertram's Inkwell became his second retailer and then after that his business began to grow into what it is today,

Alan crafts each pen by hand and as a result, no two pens are identical.

Whether the pen is to a gift for a wedding, graduation, holiday or just a personal gift for yourself, you can be assured that his writing instruments will be treasured for years to come.