Flourish - Straight Calligraphy Pen

I wanted to create a calligraphy pen that would feel like a fantastic experience every time you use it. Perfect for beginners and professionals.

Colour Rose Gold

 A little dreamboat of a pen

I wanted to create a calligraphy pen that would feel like a fantastic experience every time you use it.  It's design has been methodically planned to be the best of both form and function.  Feeling wonderful in the hand it's contoured body fits snuggly in the hand whilst giving you the perfect balance to write smoothly and precisely.

The Flourish is precision machined from a solid Aluminium bar meaning that it will last a lifetime and give you just the right amount of weight without feeling too heavy.

Each pen is fitted with a stainless steel ferrule (the part that the nib goes into).  These are 10X better and longer lasting than the original chrome style and can be replaced easily if they wear out (generally after years of use if cleaned properly).  The ferrule also fits all nibs big or small for effortless calligraphy in a jiffy.

I'm really proud of these pens and I hope you love using yours as much as I enjoyed creating them! 

 

Good to know & FAQs:

  • Every pen is machined from solid metals on a lathe used for making fine watch and aerospace grade components, so you can be sure your pen will write perfectly for years and years to come.
  • Measures 160mm x 10mm (at the grip section) and weighs 19g.

  • Comes in a beautifully crafted gift box.
  • Designed with the planet in mind. I’ve made sure that this pen is made from infinitely recyclable materials, such as brass and aluminium, which are easily separated (no glue or un-recyclable plastics here).

  • And because each flourish pen has been dyed by hand, each and every one is as unique as you and your writing style!

  • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique.

  • Nibs are sold separately and you can find them here

  • I have a superb range of inks to compliment your pen and you can find them here
  • Shipping times are calculated from dispatch.
  • We offer a complimentary repair service, so should your Flourish pen need a little TLC please contact us .
 

    Standard Shipping Costs:

    UK: £4.95

    EU: Our shipping costs vary by country and are calculated at checkout.

    USA: from $10.50 (charged in local currency)

    Rest of the world:

    We Ship Internationally. We take care of VAT and customs duty for EU customers. Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them. Delivery is calculated from dispatch. All UK orders are shipped using Royal Mail Tracked 48. If you need your order by a specific date there is a next-day Special Delivery option.

    PREORDER ITEMS

    If your order contains a pre-order item, your whole order will be shipped together in order to minimise our carbon footprint. So please refer to pre-order delivery times in this instance. Alternatively, you can ask us to split the order. In this case additional delivery costs will apply. Please contact hello@tomsstudio.co.uk for further information.

    This is a very common question and one that at Tom's Studio as it can make a big difference to the pen you decide to buy. Fortunately we have lovely designs for both straight calligraphy pens and oblique pen holders so whatever you decide you'll know you have the perfect tool for the job.


    A straight calligraphy pen is a more simple design that holds a nib at a straight angle to the paper. This type of 'pen holder' (another name for a calligraphy pen) is well suited for upright scripts, such as Roman, Modern, and Gothic scripts, where the strokes are primarily vertical or horizontal. If you're a leftie with an underwriter grip you will most likely prefer a straight pen for slanted styles of calligraphy (below) as the angle you'll naturally hold the pen is suited to these.


    An oblique pen holder, on the other hand, holds the nib at an angle, usually between 15 to 30 degrees, relative to the writing surface. This angle allows for more comfortable and efficient writing of scripts that have slanted strokes, such as Copperplate or Spencerian. In other words, you don't have to strain your wrist to achieve the perfect writing angle. The slant of the nib also helps to create variations in line thickness and is used to produce a more expressive and decorative style when writing on an angle. If you're a left-handed calligrapher who writes overhand, my oblique pen holders also work perfectly as the brass nib holder can be flipped so that it sits on the right hand side of the pen. This allows you to write at the correct angle for slanted-style calligraphy. Win!

    Buy it with

    The most versatile calligraphy pen ever made...

    My unique design fits nibs as large as a Nikko G, all the way down to smaller nibs like the Brause 66EF, as well as our 3.5mm pencil lead (available here), so you can draft your creations before committing to ink.

    with the flourish

    Make changing nibs a breeze

    You can now park the pliers and say sayonara to screws. Instead all you need to do is place your favourite nib in the holder, twist and you’ll be back to flourishing in a flash!  

    Introducing

    The Flourish

    A handy how to guide

    more from the studio

    Which pen is right for me?

    Your calligraphy style is unique to you, so why shouldn’t your pen be too? 

    As no two calligraphers are the same, I designed The Flourish so that you can easily customise the angle of the nib to suit your calligraphy style (and stop that annoying snag on paper on an upstroke).

    I’ve also refined the balance of the pen so that the centre of gravity sits between your forefinger and your thumb joint, making it feel neither top nor bottom heavy.

    Inky goodness

    That Goes On and On

    This calligraphy ink reservoir means you spend less time dipping and more time creating beautiful work!

    Customer Reviews

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    Tom C.
    Excellent Service.

    For the beginner in calligraphy, which I am, or the professional (in my humble opinion) tom's studio is the only show in town. High quality at reasonable prices.
    What more could you as for?
    Well....maybe a cup of tasty Devon tea, perhaps!

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    A.D.
    A Beautiful pen. A stunning writer

    I bought the flourish Oblique Pen because I saw it and coveted its aesthetic beauty. Like Golem and his ring. I wanted it to be “My Precious”. It is wonderful to work with. As a lefty- it is simply the best pen for all my lettering work. It holds my own ink extremely well on the Nikki G, I also purchased from Tom’s Studio.

    All of Tom’s Studio products are beautifully crafted joys of delights. Thank you.

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    Jozefien V.
    A gift to myself...

    I bought the rose gold oblique pen as a birthday gift to myself and I'm over the moon about it! I love the weight of it in my hand. Not too heavy, just right 👌🏻 I'm a big fan of the nib holder. You can easily adjust it to any type of nib. For me this is a big plus because a lot of my favorite nibs are a smaller size. Lastly I would like to mention the look and feel of this pen. It's gorgeous 😍

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    LuAnn H.
    As a beginner/intermediate…it fits in quite well

    Well balanced and easy to use. It brings me joy whether I am having a beginner or… an intermediate day if you know what I mean!

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    Christian J.
    Flourish - Oblique Calligraphy Pen ist SOOO GOOD

    This pen is absolute madness. great quality, great design and it feels great in the hand, not to mention how it writes. love it