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Manuscript's 5 Nib Calligraphy set with Classic pen, Ink Cartridges and case is the perfect gift set for budding calligraphers to practice with and learn calligraphy.
The set contains 5 quality Nibs that allow you to experiment with font sizes, styles and colour. The nibs are 0.85mm, 1.1mm, 1.35mm, 1.6mm, 2.8mm - essentially, a fine italic through to very broad, giving a great range of nib size.
Note that these pens use ink cartridges or converters so, unlike dipping pens, they will only work with water-soluble or other non-permanent ink.
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The Manuscript Pen Company descries itself as being ‘The Calligraphy Company’ but that is only part of the story. They declare a passion for all forms of writing, drawing and colouring.
The company has been in existence since 1856, and as a result of an association with D. Leonardt & Co they have been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design. Now, over 150 years later they continue to strive to combine the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting craft products.
The name of D Leonardt & Co of Birmingham is one of great history. The company has been based at the Universal Pen Works, Birmingham, for well over a century, and an 1878 entry in Lloyd's List characterises them as
Manufacturers of all kinds of Pencil Cases, Steel Pens, Gold Pens, and Penholders. Makers of the Universal, Marcographic, and also Turkish Pens for Oriental writing. Grand Gold Medal, Moscow, 1872 ; Medal of merit, Vienna, 1873.
Leonardt are still producing both writing and calligraphic nibs, as evinced by this set from Manuscript.