Each Turning Point pen is designed and crafted especially to amplify your important moments. We know how special and unique your important moments can be, and choosing the perfect pen for that moment requires careful consideration. Here we try to answer some of questions that come up when our customers are choosing the pen for their moments.
Turning Point Pen Co. does not operate a retail store, but we do have several fine partners who carry stock
We created this website as a way for us to learn, interact, and serve you. Enjoy learning what the Turning Point Pen Co. is all about, let us help you with any ideas or questions you may have, and let our products commemorate and amplify your important moments, no matter how big or small.
We are happy to sell pens directly to you through this website. Just visit our writing instruments section for information on what is in stock. You can also use the customization page to learn how you can have a custom pen crafted
The website is not yet set up for automatic online ordering (it is coming), but the “buy now” button under each pen will gather all the information you need to place an order, then send us an the email and we’ll get it to you! Alternatively, you can always give us a call at 804.504.1303. We love talking with our customers and promise to do everything we can to enhance those important moments in your life.
Each Turning Point pen is hand-crafted by Michael Hyland in his shop near Richmond, Virginia. Michael starts with the highest quality metal parts and wood, acrylic, or other body material.
The pens are designed according to the project and shaped on a machine called a lathe. This wondrous process where the raw material transforms into something new is called “turning”, which inspired the company name. They are sanded up to 800 grit or higher, polished, an appropriate finish is applied, and then buffed with various degrees of buffing compound. After that, all that’s left is to assemble the pens, engrave them if it’s desired, and send them on to add value to their new owner!
Of course you can! We want you to have the pen that will most rightly enhance your special moments. We know that this is not always possible with an off-the-shelf pen. Any pen on this website can be personalized. Let us put that extra meaning into your next writing instrument with a special engraving. Just send us an with your request.
You can also go the extra mile and get a completely custom pen.
Our pens are made of various materials. The body is most often made of wood or acrylic resin. Wooden pen bodies are finished with a durable polyurethane-based finish that is tailored to high-speed wood turning. Cyanoacrylate finishes are applied only in special circumstances.
Visible metal parts are all plated with precious or semi-precious metal alloys. These include rhodium, black titanium, silver, gold (up to 24kt), palladium, and chrome. These materials all influence the price of the pen; as a general rule, the more desirable materials will be brighter, better resist wear, and even feel more solid in the hand.
Absolutely! We are happy to help you match an in-stock pen to your important moment, or we can talk with you about having a custom pen made that will most effectively suit your needs. Take some time to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our writing instruments, then give us a call at 804.504.1303 or send us an . We love to help.
“It’s a masterpiece. The colour: amazing. The fine details, too. Pictures and video don’t do it justice at all. I view it as art work that doubles as a pen.” ~ Boyd Reid
“I ordered a Turning Point product as a unique gift that would stand out. Michael was really easy to work with and took the time to create the meaning I wanted in this gift. The finished product surpassed my expectations in both material quality and craftsmanship, and my friend absolutely loved it!” ~ Krista Samek