Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight
Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight

Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight

19 reviews
Regular price £65.00
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Your pen will be hand dip dyed before dispatch which normally takes around 1-2 weeks.

Make changing nibs a breeze with Flourish - The most versatile calligraphy pen ever made...

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

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).

  •  And because 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
  • 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 hello@tomsstudio.co.uk for further information.
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    tomsstudio Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight Review

    Lovely piece of art

    Absolutely thrilled with my new oblique flourish! I’ve been looking at treating myself to one of Tom’s Studio items for a while but couldn’t settle for which one to buy. Finally settled on the oblique Flourish in the colour ‘Joy’ and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s absolutely beautiful and you can tell from the moment you open the packaging just how much time and effort has gone into developing/making it. It’s heavier than my usual nib holders so I’m still getting used to it but it’s already my favourite. The colour scheme is beautiful and it’s a pleasure to use. Thank you Tom’s Studio for a lovely piece of kit - worth every penny

    Carrie J.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    tomsstudio Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight Review

    Versatility Unmatched

    I am beyond pleased with my Flourish Oblique holder! I’m from the US and received the blush color in a timely fashion (about 7 business days from the shipping email). It is true to the color on the website. I love that the weight is balanced and that I don’t have to deal with screws like other universal holders. I’ve been able to use tiny nibs (Hunt 104) and the larger ones (Nikko G, Hiro BP) with no difficulty. I will say that there is a bit of a learning curve if you’re coming from a traditional brass ****** holder. I recommend taking time to learn which angle works best for you to lessen the chances of your nib catching. All in all, this is my go-to pen. I would absolutely recommend!

    Jillian C.
    United States United States
    tomsstudio Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight Review

    New Pen Holder

    Love my new oblique pen. much easier to hold and adapt to various nibs. Also great colour

    Anne O.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    tomsstudio Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight Review

    So Goood!!

    I have bought this to have a fresh new start at my calligraphy school. Once it arrived, I immediately loved it! The color, consistency(the screw might seem fragile but it’s not!) and the curve! fits my hand perfectly. Not too heavy, but with very good weight. I just loveeeeee it. There were no issue delivering to Japan. Even very quick!

    Nao A.
    Japan Japan
    tomsstudio Flourish Curve - Oblique & Straight Review

    Love it!

    It's a joy writing with with such a beautiful work of art.

    Sherri P.
    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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