Flourish - Oblique Calligraphy Pen

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Colour Teal

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

Good to know & FAQs:

  • This new pen also has an updated flange to hold nibs and pencil leads even more securely.

  • 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).

  • 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.

    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!  


    The Flourish

    A handy how to guide

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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 98 reviews
    Lovely calligraphy pens

    I am only a beginner at Calligraphy but purchased both the Straight and the Oblique Flourish and really enjoy using both! They are beautiful to look at; a perfect weight and a pleasure to use!

    Wonderful holder

    It won't make you a better calligrapher, but the Flourish is an amazing item and if you want to treat yourself with something beautiful and crafted with love, go on and grab one.

    The NIB retention system and the possibility to change the NIB angle is a game changer.

    Thanks for the amazing job, Tom.

    Paolo from Italy

    Connie K.
    Flourish - Oblique Calligraphy Pen.

    I love this pen. The body of the pen is beautiful and it's very comfortable, lightweight and easy to use.

    Sarah S.

    Amazing design and a dream to write with!

    Mark T.
    Flourishing flourishes, Batman,.....

    On arrival (day earlier than expected), the parcel wrapping was removed to show a lovely presentation box. On opening the box. 'Minty' (as my wife christened the pen) was on show, along with a 'free' nib. I took the pen out and the first thing I noticed was the weight. Lighter than expected, although, even as a layman to using dip pens, I could tell this pen was perfectly weighted. I put the nib into the flange (cleaned the nib to remove the nib oil), dipped the nib into a jar Diamine Calligraphy ink and started writing straight away. This is the second 'dip pen' I have purchased from Toms Studio (i also purchased a 'Bloom') and I will be buying a 'Carrot' when I have the funds.
    If you are in 'two-minds' whether to buy anything from 'Toms Studio' - throw one of the minds away. But it. You wont be disappointed. Fantastic service, but even better products.