Stuart King is a teacher by profession, and the 2011-2012 school year marked his 38th year in the classroom. For more than twenty years he restored and refurbished antique canoes during the summer months to supplement his teacher’s salary. About eleven years ago, he got into the business of making crushed shell pens and has been making pens of one kind or another ever since. Being born and raised in Maine, he wanted a “Maine” theme for his business; therefore, Nature of Maine Pens was born. All of the pens he makes are individually handcrafted and turned by hand on a lathe. They take either a Cross or Parker refill. He gathers his own materials from the very heart of Maine – its woods and waters. Different types of pens include Lobster Shell, Mussel Shell, Clam Shell, Beach Sand, Moose Droppings, Moose Antler, Deer Droppings, Deer Antler, Pine Cone and much more! “Nature provides the materials, I provide the labor” says Stu. He hopes you’ll enjoy these very unique and interesting pens and find them just perfect for that difficult person to buy for.