Nibs Blog


Platinum Century The Prime Platinum Limited Edition Arriving in February

Platinum Pens of Japan, the parent company of Nakaya, celebrates its 100th anniversary with this exceptional limited edition writing instrument, arriving in February 2019.

Pilot-Namiki 100th Anniversary Seven Gods Limited Editions

Arriving in March 2019 and now available for pre-order, the Namiki Yukari Seven Gods pens are the last and perhaps most highly anticipated of all the limited editions created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Pilot-Namiki.

New Pilot Vanishing Point Stripes Arriving January

Featuring rhodium plating and a textured surface over a brass pen body, the Pilot Vanishing Point Stripes adds a touch of contemporary cool to this classic line. Normally provided with only a Fine or Medium nib, we can make this pen available with your choice of Pilot 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nib unit.

Our Favorite Tiny Pens

Montegrappa Gnomo
The cap screws on to the back of the barrel, turning this pocket-sized travel companion into a nearly-full-sized pen.


Why Demonstrator Pens?

In the early days of fountain pens, the Teens, Twenties, and Thirties, people were curious about how fountain pens worked. The manufacturers were eager to show off their unique filling systems, clip assemblies, and special ways they had of sealing the nib inside the cap. So all of the major manufacturers provided their sales representatives with hard rubber pens that were cut away to reveal the inner workings. This was the origin of the demonstrator pen.

SF Pen Show

Thanks to everyone who visited our table at the San Francisco Pen Show this year! We had a great time meeting new people and seeing some familiar faces.

While we were there, we picked up a new pair of specialized nib pulling pliers, courtesy of PenTooling.

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Nibs Gets an Award at the San Francisco Pen Show


Pen World's 2018 Readers' Choice Award for Best Fine Art 
Pen. Seen in our shop window. 

Our New Look

We’ve got exciting news to share today – has a new look!