Nibs Blog


Join Nakaya,, and The Pen Family At The California Pen Show, February 9-12

The new California Pen Show will debut February 9th through 12th at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, conveniently located just a few blocks from LAX. 

Free Nib Customizations Now Through January 2nd!

Celebrate the holiday season with free nib customizations on any new pen purchase at, now through January 2nd, 2023.

Whether you want a Stub, Cursive Italic, Architects Point, Left Oblique, or even added Flex, your customization is complimentary on any in stock pen. Just enter coupon code CELEBRATE in the customer notes while ordering, and we will manually subtract the cost of your customization before processing your order.

Celebrate Our 28th Anniversary With Free Nib Customizations!

To celebrate the 28th anniversary of the founding of, we are offering the first 150 customers a free nib customization of your choice on any new pen or nib purchase.

John Mottishaw’s To Unite with Emmanuel Caltagirone’s The Pen Family, the online retailer of high-end fountain pens known for the unique nib tuning and customization services pioneered by company founder and owner John Mottishaw, announced today that it is becoming a part of The Pen Family, the innovative group of pen brands guided by Emmanuel Caltagirone.

No Joke - Platinum and Visconti Prices Going Up April 1st!

Both Platinum and Visconti have announced price adjustments taking effect on April 1st, but you can order now to lock in our current pricing. You can find all the Platinum pens we offer by clicking here, and Visconti by clicking here.

New Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Color Series

Visconti introduces its new 14k solid gold in-house nib with the Homo Sapiens Lava Color series, available in white Blizzard, red Inferno, and yellow-brown Sandstorm.