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Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Feb 16th 2023

The beautiful Rose nib is manufactured by Brause, a German company founded in 1850 by Carl Bergfeld and brothers Friedrich, Wilhelm and Carl Brause. Brause has produced some of the highest quality supplies for calligraphers throughout their history, and continues to today.The Rose is modeled on a vintage nib design and features a lovely embossed rose on the body. However, this pointed pen is more than just a pretty face; with the perfect bal… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 31st 2023

We're giving you a detailed look at every Gillott nib! These high-quality dip pens were first manufactured in Birmingham, England in 1827 by Joseph Gillott. Gillott nibs still remain popular for pointed pen calligraphy today.First we'll compare two similar, often overlooked nibs. The Gillott 290 and 291 are very similar, save for a few key differences. Both nibs are small and delicate, and can easily be damaged if too much pressure is applie… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 24th 2023

Ink cage nibs can make your calligraphy experience much easier! These attachments act like an ink reservoir for a pointed pen nib, allowing for lines and lines of writing without re-dipping. Using an ink cage nib requires different considerations than typical nibs, so we're here to give you some advice before you try one yourself.Ink cage nibs are created by attaching a high-tension spring to the bottom of a standard pointed pen nib. This spring… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 24th 2023

The Zebra G is manufactured by Zebra Pen Corporation, a manufacturer of writing instruments whose trademark was adopted in 1914 by Mr. Ishikawa. The story of how Zebra acquired their name is a unique one: Ishikawa wanted a name that was both memorable and easily understood internationally, so he flipped through an English/Japanese dictionary from the back, and stopped at the word "zebra." After researching the animal, Ishikawa was please wit… Read more