Pen Pillows

A question asked and answer given: where did these two “pen pillows” come from?

Pilots left to right: Heritage 91, Heritage 91, Bamboo, 823, Vanishing Point
Pilots left to right: Heritage 91, Heritage 91, Bamboo, 823, Vanishing Point

The one on the left was handmade out of wood (redwood and maple), the pillow on the right was made by Danitrio.

Sadly the wooden pillow doesn’t hold the pens very well. Often they slip and slide off, no matter how the pen is sat on a slot. I’ve two of these, and while they look great, they remain kinda useless. So not to besmirch the other fine wooden pen rests out there, but I can’t recommend my own.

The Danitrio pillow works perfectly in keeping pens in place. I don’t believe the pillows are available for retail sale, but a check with a Danitrio dealer will tell you that better than I.

Hey, if you’ve got some J.Herbin ink, the glass bottle serves as a single pen rest, too. There’s a greater variety available for the more traditional pen stand.

There are several options for pen pillows or pen rests on the market. Three options are listed below. If you know of other good choices, please list ’em in the comments!

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.


3 thoughts on “Pen Pillows

  1. I had the same problem with my pen rest. I found a solution though. Try placing a piece of scrap leather, rough side up, underneath the edge of the pen pillow and extending out in front by about five inches. The rough side of the leather provides just enough friction that my pens stay in place.

    I hope this helps.


  2. Or make them? Simple enough? Piece of hardwood. Drill a hole, saw the wood in half across the hole and smooth out as desired?


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