Flourish - Oblique 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 Mulberry

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.

    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

    Based on 107 reviews
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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

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    Alison H.
    Beautiful pen

    I am a long time calligrapher and recently purchased the flourish calligraphy pen. I have to replace my oblique pen holders frequently because the metal flange comes loose or the screw that holds the nib in place gets lost or no longer holds the pen securely. So I was intrigued when I saw the design of the pen. Unpacking the pen was a delight. The embossed box was surrounded by lovely paper and the pen was secured inside the box with a cardboard surround with instructions and illustrations. (I love creative packaging). The pen (sage - beautiful color) writes beautifully and the brass nut keeps the nib securely in place. I am very pleased with this purchase and plan to explore more of the pen offerings in Tom’s studio.
    Alison Harkey

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    Lonny H.
    Awesome penstaff

    Not much to say besides what has been stated from more pronounced letterers. What I can say is that I dig my nib-holder, looking forward to expanding my collection from these guys.

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    Jacqueline

    Simple to use. I think if I was doing hours of calligraphy I would give the tulip a try instead. I tend to grip pen too tight and my hand gets tired.