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Flourish - Oblique

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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.


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.

Your calligraphy style is unique to you, so why shouldn’t your pen be too?  It’s the reason I dip dye each and every pen by hand, lending them their own totally unique characteristics.

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 145mm x 10mm and weighs 22g.

  • 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).

  •  And because our each flourish pen has been dyed by hand, each and every one is as unique as you and your writing style!

  • Every Pen is dip dyed by hand so may have small speckles or colour variations; it's part of what makes your pen unique.

  • 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
  • Please allow 1-2 weeks for your pen to be hand dyed before dispatch. 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.
    • We take care of VAT and customs duty for European 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 and are free over £60. 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 for further information.
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    tomsstudio Flourish - Oblique Review
    Love it!

    Such a pleasure to write with my new flourish pen, the weight feels great and it’s beautiful to look at too

    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    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!

    Jodean C.
    United States United States
    Beautiful, just Beautiful

    Aloha, Tom & Gemma! I LOVE everything about the two pen holders you sent. From the gorgeous and environmentally thoughtful packaging, I was impressed. I immediately put two of my favorite nibs in each one and utilized the screw ****** and little wrench to adjust the nibs. Love the weight of the holders. My new favorites! Thank you so very much - made a lovely birthday/Christmas gift - worth waiting for!

    Sylvie S.
    United States United States

    Algo caro para lo que realmente es. Compré el de color turquesa y al cabo de escribir un rato se tiñe el dedo un poco.

    Spain Spain
    Beautiful and much easier to use

    I purchased both a straight and an oblique pen holder. The nib attachment resolves the chronic issue of inserting a fresh nib securely and at a precise angle, but without damaging it or drawing blood :-( . The ****** is an engineering marvel - the nib is positioned perfectly, instantly, and securely every time. I was prepared to be disappointed but I love them. I'm more likely to replace worn nibs (and just swap out nibs) knowing I don't have go through the agony of getting the next one in place. Visually, they're so lovely. The gradations of color are so subtle and interesting (especially the fuschia/teal - yowza!) that these pens are always on my desk. (I also was in need of a good pen rest at the time and purchased the brass pen rest sold here. Perfect combo). The only con I can think of is that it's a better fit for average, small hands - I'm long fingered - but that may be a personal preference thing.

    Cora T.
    United States United States

    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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