Nibs Blog


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.

Pilot Introduces New Vanishing Point LS Series

Pilot literally adds a new twist to the classic and innovative Vanishing Point with the new LS series. The Vanishing Point has long been popular for its innovative ballpen-like click mechanism.

New Sailor Pirate's Life Special Editions

Just announced by Sailor and expected to arrive by the end of this week, the new 1911 Full-Size and 1911 Mid-Size Pirate's Life Special Edition fountain pens serve as a wry homage to the legends and folklore of sea rogues.

A Special Notice To Our Customers

We're reaching out with this special update to let customers know that we are still open for business here at, though on a more limited basis than usual. 

Specifically, we are prioritizing orders for Nakaya brand pens – as the only North American distributor for these unique ebonite urushi pens, we feel a special responsibility to make these available. Nib tuning and customizations will be performed to our usual standards.

Sailor Naginata Togi Nibs Are Back!

We're happy to announce that after years of being unavailable, Sailor Naginata Togi nibs are now once again being provided for purchase on two very special pens.