Can a Left-Handed Person Get Their Pen Engraved?

By Daniel Whitehouse

Left Handed Writing

Can a Left-Handed Person Get Their Pen Engraved?

By Daniel Whitehouse

At Dayspring Pens, we engrave for both righties and lefties!

Taking a Closer Look at Left-Handed Pen Engraving

We note that we train our eye to look for decoration in the standard direction. The image below shows our default location for pen engraving, and the direction of that engraving.

Top Pen: Calais Chrome Ballpoint with standard engraving Bottom: Calais Chrome ballpoint with left orientation engraving

The top image shows the standard engraving location and direction. This is appropriate for both right and left handed people, not just right handed.


Again, we train to look for decoration in the location shown in the top image, regardless of whether the user is left handed or right-handed. Therefore, we don't need to engrave differently for left-handed people.

However some people prefer that the engraving be done in the opposite side of the pen and in the opposite direction so that a left handed person can read it when in use. The image on the bottom shows how we engrave for a left handed person.

We do this only on request, and offer it for most pens, but not all. However, we cannot engrave the backside with grooves or lines in the barrel. When we engrave a pen, as shown in the bottom image, it might appear backward or upside down to a right-handed person.

If you need a gift pen for a left handed person, just request that it be engraved for left handed person, and we will engrave in the direction and location shown in the bottom image.


Daniel Whitehouse is the President and CEO of Dayspring Pens. He uses his expertise with premium writing utensils to create exceptional, intentional products and craft easy-to-understand articles that help both new and experienced users learn more about their writing tools. He lives in Virginia where he and his wife are raising their four children.

To learn more about him and his insights about custom engraved gift pens, follow Daniel on LinkedIn.

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