Tom's Studio gold plated nibs:
Made exclusively for the Spark, all of my nibs are tipped with incredibly hard-wearing iridium for super smooth writing, and are plated in a 14k gold for a classically stunning look. As a bonus all nibs can be interchanged so you can easily write in different styles whenever it suits you.
Extra Fine Semi-Flex - A beautiful extra fine fountain pen nib with flex! This is a great middle-ground between the Pro Flex and our classic fountain pen nib, with it's smooth writing experience and minimal maintenance. By applying a little pressure the nib will flex from 0.5mm to 1.5mm.
Fine - A springy and smooth nib perfect for delicate thin strokes, with a smidge of flex if you're feeling creative.
Medium - The go-to nib for the author, journaller or note-taker. This is a firm and consistent nib for everyday writing.
Italic - A classic italic nib which produces a thin cross stroke and broad down stroke. It's fun for general writing and gives you the opportunity to practice italic calligraphy anytime.
Architect - This is the opposite of the Italic nib, with a broad cross stroke and a thin down stroke. It's my personal favourite - the effortless big juicy lines make it my go-to for sketching and everyday use.
Pro Flex - The Holy Grail - a fountain pen with a calligraphy nib! Just like a calligraphy pen, the thickness of line can be varied with a little pressure, so you can create beautiful thick and thin strokes without the need to dip. The Pro-Flex is a titanium Zebra G nib installed in a Japanese ebonite housing and feed (the best way of getting consistently great ink flow). Please read my FAQs to fully understand your nib before purchasing.
The Spark can be used a couple of ways with different benefits. The cap can be posted (popped on the back of the pen). This changes the centre of gravity to the back of the pen, making the nib feel lighter on the page and allowing you to relax your grip and have more control on upstrokes when using the flex nib. When the cap isn't posted the pen balance shifts forward and the nib feels more 'connected' with the page, this is perfect for detail illustration or general writing.
The Colours & Finish
Based on customer favourites, each pen is dip dyed by hand to create vivid and beautiful colours including my signature gradient. The finish is bead blasted, giving it a good level of grip and beautiful satin sheen. The cap is crowned with a beautiful 14k gold plated tip which acts as a counter weight and is a stunning feature of your Spark (it can also be personalised with a semi-precious stone inlay).
Sustainability & Manufacture
Designed to last a lifetime each pen is made from solid aluminium and brass using precision CNC lathes.