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Universal Calligraphy Pen
Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
Black Flourish Curve - Oblique
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Black Flourish Curve - Oblique

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Regular price £65.00
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Make changing nibs a breeze with Flourish - The Universal Calligraphy Pen

"I love the way this holder feels and it’s a pencil lead and nib holder all in one!" @hazelslettering

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. The new Curved Flourish is designed with ultimate comfort and reliability in mind. It's a refined writing instrument built to last a lifetime.


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. The matt black finish is also super grippy, making the pen wonderfully comfortable to use.


Good to know & FAQs:

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Comes in a beautifully crafted gift box.

  • 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 .


    • We Ship Internationally.
    • 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.
    • All UK orders are shipped free over £60 using Royal Mail and there is a tracked or special delivery option so you can track them as they leave us. For International orders we use the Royal Mail’s Airmail service. Again, you can track them along the way.
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    tomsstudio Black Flourish Curve - Oblique Review
    Stunning quality oblique pen

    I'd heard this was the king of all oblique pen's for modern calligraphy and oh boy did this deliver. The pen is made with such craftsmanship, it's a true quality piece which will last a lifetime. I love that it's super adjustable so I can get my nib position just right. And I can confirm, the anti-ink finish does work! Honestly, if you're on the fence about investing in this, just do it. It's a piece for a lifetime.

    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    tomsstudio Black Flourish Curve - Oblique Review
    A Mighty Pen

    I love my Black Flourish Curve pen! It has a nice balance of weight. I feel that I have more control because of the weight. After watching how to properly insert the nib, I've had no issues with the nib coming loose. I prefer this ****** over the Blackwell Wood Holder ******, which sometimes comes loose.

    United States United States
    tomsstudio Black Flourish Curve - Oblique Review
    Best Pen I’ve Ever Had

    The way the weight is distributed in the pen makes it WONDERFUL for writing as well as the adjustments you can make for the nib placement. Love this pen! Thank you

    Marjorie M.
    United States United States
    Really Love the Flourish Oblique!

    I really love my new Flourish Obliques! I normally use a feather-light holder and typically prefer a larger grip, so I wasn't quite sure how it would feel during use. I really wanted to give it a go, however, because I love the idea of not having to mess with the ****** every time I change the nib! I'm so very glad I ordered :). The grip feels great, and I really haven't noticed the extra weight at all. And I love the flexibility of the ****** SO much! Take it from someone who owns over 50 holders - these are my new favorites!

    United States United States
    Lovely oblique pen

    Very nicely weighted and a good ‘feel’. Once you discover how to put a nib in properly, it’s very securely held in place.

    Karen A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Why Tom's Studio

    Values & Craftsmanship

    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

    Creativity Tools

    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

    Tried and Tested

    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

    A Labour Of Love

    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.

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