Former soccer buddies Bart Creasman and Cass Baltz found themselves in identical positions after graduating from Davidson College and pursuing business careers in Charlotte, North Carolina: bored, uninspired and unfulfilled. It wouldn't be until Baltz, whose father owns a cabinetmaking business, came across an industry article about hand-turned wood pens that he decided to start his own company with Creasman. With fine penmanship at its center, Baltz Fine Writing Instruments has since produced superior pens out of complementary two-tone exotic woods and rhodium plates. And as each pen is made through a complex process of hand-shaping, hand-polishing, and hand-sanding, no two pens are ever exactly alike.
from Raleigh, NC