What is a fountain pen nib?
Why are they often solid gold? And what is the difference between 14k, 18k, and 21k nibs? A fountain pen nib is the metal writing point at the end of the writing instrument. Virtually all quality fountain pens use solid gold nibs, both for their durability and for the smoothness of the writing experience they provide. Cheaper steel and gold-plated nibs, on the other hand, have
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Blots Pens - Calligraphy Pens, Inks, Paper & Materials
Blots Pens have a fantastic range of Calligraphy supplies in stock. Calligraphy pens, inks, nibs, paper & lots more Calligraphy materials.
Esquemas básicos das penas
Estes são alguns dos esquemas para a construção das penas. Ao lado estão as medidas utilizadas para este tutorial, mas isso pode variar conforme sua necessidade. :: automatic pen (offset e alumínio) - 15 mm :: folded pen :: hyper-mega-blaster - 35 mm :: pena fechada (offset)
Elephant No. 241: Bamboo Reed Pen
I discovered a container of bamboo reed pens in an art store a couple of days ago. I didn't know there was such a thing, so of course I felt compelled to buy one. Reed pens have been used for centuries in cultures all over the world. Pens with split nibs have been found in Ancient Egyptian sites dating as far back as the fourth century B.C., and pens made with various reeds, including bamboo, were widely used in China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean basin. A reed pen is often…
DIY Organization: Making a Nib Organizer With Cardboard Scraps! — Studio Chavelli: Calligraphy & Design
Organize your calligraphy space with this diy cheap and cheerful cardboard nib organizer!
Improving a bamboo dip pen
My current favourite mark-maker is a bamboo dip pen. I love the free-flowing lines that can wander around the page, and it’s great for ‘blind drawing’ of foliage, clouds etc. It d…
How to make a calligraphy pen from a cola can
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Find the Right Drawing Pen, Nib, and Ink for Your Style
Here's a guide to choosing an ink drawing pen from some of the best pens and inks to suit your style of drawing and personal taste.