Welcome to Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies Ltd, an online shop for fountain pens, ink and associated bits and bobs.
We are proud to say that we were the first UK seller of BENU fountain pens. For further information on these lovely pens check out the BENU website here.
We also stock pens from artisan manufacturers in North America; these are the Tailored Pen Company from Kentucky, USA (their website is here) and Butterknife Creations from Ontario, Canada (their website is here).
We also have a pen and matching pen case from an Italian artisan company called Venvstas (pronounced Ven-oo-stas). These stunning pens and cases are handmade from linear carbon fibre, with stainless steel and lead-free brass fittings and titanium nibs, with a gold nib available as an option for special order.
Read more about the Magna, the other items they make and the company history at the Venvstas website here.
We are also among the first UK sellers of Krishna inks; we currently stock the RC Series and the India Series, and have a few bottles remaining from the now-discontinued Super Rich Series. Krishna also produce several other ranges and we have plans to stock those in the future. For further information about Krishna inks you can view their website here.
Check out our “Shop” page for our range of fountain pens, and the full line up of our inventory
We hope you enjoy your shopping experience!
**BENU HAVE MOVED***
I know most people will be aware of this already but we’ve been particularly slow at updating our site to show that BENU have moved out of Russia and are now situated in the town of Yerevan in Armenia.
Having taken a very brave and public stand against the illegal act of Russia’s president Putin and his invasion of Ukraine BENU made the decision to leave the country and set up in a location that would not allow their hard-earned capital to be hijacked by Putin to fund his illegal activities.
We here at Stonecott support and applaud BENU’s extremely brave and daring stand against Putin and their subsequent move out of Russia.
***SPECIAL NIB GRIND***
We are delighted to announce that one of our lovely Venvstas Magna fountain pens has recently visited a top UK nib technician for a custom grind!
Video and pictures will follow
The pen now has a Broad Cursive Italic Ti nib, and the price has been adjusted accordingly. Available for purchase at this link now!
Be quick though – this is a one of a kind opportunity!
We are thrilled and honoured to have been chosen as a finalist in the “Best Retailer” category for this years Bristol Life Awards!
This marks the second year running that we’ve been short-listed as a finalist. Wish us luck for the Awards ceremony, on May 18th, at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium.
Our move went smoothly! and we even. discovered more stock we thought was sold out, in the form of Diamine Shimmertastic ink samples. These are all now available on the shop and range between 2ml and 5ml, and are all at the bargain price of £1 each! They are limited though so you’d better hurry before they sell out (again!).
***OUR COMMITMENT TO BECOMING CARBON NEUTRAL***
We have recently partnered with not one, but two, organisations to help us in our quest to give something back to this wonderful planet of ours.
First, as shown by the new banner at the head of this page, we have partnered with Tree Nation to offset not just our products, but also the carbon generated by our team and by our website! Every month we have one or more trees planted to offset the carbon generated by our team; every few hundred clicks on the website generates a message to plant a tree to offset the carbon released; and for each item sold we plant a tree on behalf of our customers! More can be read about Tree Nation on their website, at this link.
In addition to this we have partnered with Sustainable Global Gardens, a small organisation that plant trees to not only offset carbon but to give farmers in poor areas around the world some much-needed income. At the end of each month we send a payment to SGG to ensure one fruit tree is planted for every order received during the month. Fruit trees have been chosen because They don’t just offset carbon, they also produce a viable and valuable crop for the farmers to generate some income. More information is available at SGG’s website, here.
You’ll also be able to read much more detail about these organisations when we publish our Sustainability Charter, which is being drafted right now, and which will be stored on a new Sustainability page on the site when ready.
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