The Carrot - How To
A brief guide to get you started with your new pen.
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To loosen the flange, twist the brass nut away from you and insert your preferred nib, making sure that it is touching the brass beneath and to the right of it (to the left for lefties).
Tighten the nut slightly by twisting it towards you until it is loosely holding the nib.
Next, remove the nib and then turn the nut a little more before re-inserting the nib. Repeat as neccessary until you have a lovely snug fit. There is no need to overtighten. It’s exactly the same process to use a smaller nib like a Brause 66 EF.
To remove the nib, use your thumb to push on the back end of the nib until it pops out (no need to unscrew the nut).
If the nib is particularly snug, use a soft cloth or piece of card to cushion your thumb as you push the nib out.
You can change the angle of the nib so that it suits your writing style perfectly. Once you set the correct
angle, you’ll find the nib will glide across the page without snagging. If you’re a leftie, you can also flip
the flange around so that it’s on the other side of the pen.
Insert the allen key into the small screw on the top of the pen and loosen by turning it anti-clockwise.
Pinch the nib and adjust to your desired angle, then tighten the screw with the allen key to set it in place.
Designed for those who like a compact pen holder and a lovely curved body for improved grip and stability.
Once you put pen to paper you'll notice how the weight increases stability and your nib, in turn, will glide across the page.
This reassuring weight paired with the body shape of the carrot will mean you barely have to hold the pen when you write (it will do a lot of the work for you) helping you to avoid the dreaded 'calligrapher claw' and improve your technique in the long run.