A good find.
The pen looks great and works well. Buying it was easy too. My only reservation was about the decorative box it came in. The overall character of the pen is thoughtful engineering, which the gold pink and blue of the box does not echo. Trivial perhaps, but I hope my comment is helpful.
Fine & reliable modern flex pen
I was expecting a larger nib, for extra wide lines. So I was perplexed when I first uncapped this delicate pen and saw the smallish nib. But I inked it up with some Diamine Dragon Blood and started putting it to work. No clogs from the shimmering ink. No railroading. No nib starving from the feed. No tinkering. No fuss. No nonsense. The nib may be a bit small and it may be a wee bit stiff, but it's a real joy to write with! It's the flex nib pen I reach for when I just want to write something quick and beautiful. It's thoroughly reliable, and I'm loving it more and more each time I use it. Thanks Tom!!!
Dream come true...
I can’t think how long I’ve been looking for a fountain pen that would allow me to write in a calligraphy-style hand; I looked at vintage pens online but never felt confident in purchasing as there seemed to be so many variables. Wishes answered! Tom’s Studio Sumi pen combines the ease of a fountain pen with the flexing ability of a calligraphy nib and it’s a joy to use. And - as if that isn’t enough - it has a cartridge mechanism which removes the need for frequent dipping...buy it - you’ll be so glad you did!
Sums-Flex fountain pen , black edition.
A smooth flowing pen of superb quality’s.
Tom still uses the same design principles as the very first pen he made for his wife. It's important to him to create products that his customers will cherish for the rest of their lives. It's why each every one of my products has a lifetime guarantee.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris
Tools of the past were made by master craftspeople that cared passionately about their craft and the experience of the people using their products. We seem to have lost the 'soul' of these tools in the age of mass production. It's my mission to bring the creative soul back to the tools we use every day.
"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" Albert Einstein
Seeing his calligrapher wife, Gemma Milly, using a mass-produced calligraphy pen inspired Tom to craft a collection of pens that matched the high quality of her work. Using a 60-year-old engineering lathe, he now makes pens for some of the world’s most celebrated calligraphers and stationery brands.
"Beauty Is The Harmony Of Purpose And Form." Alvar Aalto
From the first pen I made for my wife to the pens I now make for my customers around the world. I put the same care and attention into each and every pen. I love what I do and hope that it shows in the finished product.