Original Flourish - Oblique Calligraphy Pen

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A perfect starter pen fitted with my universal nib holder.

This batch of Black Flourish Calligraphy Pens have a silky matte black finish which sings quality and craft.  The black edition not only looks beautiful but is designed to be the best tool for the job.

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!  

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, so you can draft your creations before committing to ink.


As no two calligraphers are the same, I designed the pen so that you can easily customise the angle of the nib to suit your calligraphy style. 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.

Your calligraphy style is unique to you, so why shouldn’t your pen be too?  It’s the reason I dip dye each and every pen by hand, lending them their own totally unique characteristics.


Good to know & FAQs:

  • Each pen is beautifully presented in an card envelope with lettering guides

  • 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 145mm x 10mm and weighs 22g.

  • 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).

  • 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.


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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Anders J.
Original Flourish - Oblique Calligraphy Pen

I’am very satisfied with my new pen. 😄
Have only used a straight dip pens before and now I wen’t for an oblique from Tom’s Studio.
A decision without regret. A pen with good qualtiy and with possibiltie to adjust for use of different nibs and even the angel of the nib can easily be adjusted.
Interersting that development of old tools is possible!

Nelly E.

Sorry to never reply to all your lovely emails, but the pen was a Birthday present to my daughter who is very keen on calligraphy - she’s a long way away travelling at the moment, so rating will have to wait.

Rastislav S.
My favourite pen

I've waited for some time for the restock but it was well worth it. I own quite a few oblique penholders, also from TS, but this one wins it for me. It is sleek, with nice heft, feels great in my hand and the ability to set the angle of the nib against the paper is absolutely priceless.
I can highly recommended this pen.

Sean S.
Beautiful Pen

I absolutely love this pen, high quality craftsmanship, precision engineered, and it looks fantastic. The pen has some weight and feels expensive. Best Oblique Pen I have. It allows customization of the nib pitch angle with a small hex key provided and with an adjustable side screw it custom fits every nib width precisely. The email feedback after purchasing this pen from Toms Studio was first class and it arrived in Australia very quickly. It comes presented in a classy box with a tea bag, :-) 100% recommend this product.

Christine H.
Beautiful in form and function

I love this calligraphy pen and it’s an item I will treasure and use for many years to come.