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.
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
Very nicely weighted and a good ‘feel’. Once you discover how to put a nib in properly, it’s very securely held in place.
I love my new pen; I am only a beginner but it is lovely to have a pen that feels so good and is so beautifully engineered. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to perfect their calligraphy.
I love this. it fits EVERY nib I've tried it with for pointed pen calligraphy; Nikko G, Zebra G, Hunt 22B, Hunt 101, Brause EF66, Brause Steno, Brause Rose, Leonardt Principal EF, Copper Rubinato, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Hiro 40 and Hiro 41. It's perfectly weighted, comfortable to use, and the black one is just so sleek and elegant. God willing, I will NEVER need another oblique holder!
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.