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If you haven’t been in the Indiana Artisan store lately, you haven’t seen William Bradburn‘s writing instruments or Tom Scarlett‘s pocket knives. Both are unbelievable and well worth the trip to the Carmel store, located conveniently in the Arts & Design District.

William Bradburn of Indianapolis began creating beautifully designed writing instruments a few years ago, after working with wood and other materials for years. He incorporates a variety of materials in each unique ballpoint pen, fountain pen, dip pen, or rollerball pen. 

Tom Scarlett of Bedford remembers when “every kid carried a pocket knife. Every man carried a pocket knife. Even to this day, I carry a pocket knife around with me everywhere I go.” This wood artist creates custom wooden knives, with absolutely no metal involved, allowing him — and the owners of his work — to romanticize and continue that tradition through art. 

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