Dip Pens and Nibs


Before Fountain Pens there were Dip Pens. Dip pens are very simple writing instruments that consist of a nib holder and a replaceable nib that is simply pushed into the business end of the holder. Dip Pens don't use an ink cartridge or contain an ink reservoir of any kind. You simply dip the nib in ink and write. The biggest drawback with dip pens is that they can only hold enough pen for between a few words or a few lines, then you have to dip the nib back in the ink to continue.

The fountain pen was regarded as a huge improvement and rapidly took over from the dip pen. Being able to write pages instead of just a few lines was regarded as a major improvement but there are some very distinct advantages to a Nib Pen. There is practically nothing that can go wrong with a Dip Pen - you can use any type of ink in them, they don't clog or leak, there are no fine feeders or capillary tubes to block, and you can very easily replace the nib allowing you to use a wide range of nibs in the same pen.

Oh, and they're fun to write with.


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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Amber with Blue Nib

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Amber with Blue Nib

These beautiful glass dip pens are made entirely of glass a..

$19.95

NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Black and White

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Black and White

These beautiful glass dip pens are made entirely of glass a..

$19.95

NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Blue and White

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Blue and White

These beautiful glass dip pens are made entirely of glass a..

$19.95

NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Blue

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Blue

This mini glass dip pen is only 105mm long and weighs only ..

$9.95

NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Clear

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Clear

This mini glass dip pen is only 105mm long and weighs only ..

$9.95

NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Pink

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Pink

This mini glass dip pen is only 105mm long and weighs only ..

$9.95

NEW - Dip Pen - Brown Hardwood

NEW - Dip Pen - Brown Hardwood

This simple, elegant, lightweight dip pen is made from dark..

$9.95

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Black Plastic with Brass Nib Holder

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Black Plastic with Brass Nib Holder

This oblique dip pen is made from durable ABS plastic and h..

$12.95

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Black Plastic with Plastic Nib Holder

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Black Plastic with Plastic Nib Holder

This oblique dip pen is made from durable ABS plastic and h..

$6.95

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Hand Turned Hardwood

NEW - Dip Pen Oblique - Hand Turned Hardwood

This oblique dip pen is made from beautiful hand turned red..

$19.95

NEW - Dip Pen Set - Two Pens - with 5 Nibs

NEW - Dip Pen Set - Two Pens - with 5 Nibs

This quality Kuelox dip pen set includes two dip pens and f..

$9.90

Capped Dip Pen - With 5 Nibs - Pink Crystal

Capped Dip Pen - With 5 Nibs - Pink Crystal

Before Fountain Pens there were Dip Pens and now they are b..

$15.00

Capped Dip Pen 2017 Style - With 5 Nibs - Black

Capped Dip Pen 2017 Style - With 5 Nibs - Black

Before Fountain Pens there were Dip Pens and now they are b..

$9.90

Capped Dip Pen 2017 Style - With 5 Nibs - Pink

Capped Dip Pen 2017 Style - With 5 Nibs - Pink

Before Fountain Pens there were Dip Pens and now they are b..

$9.90

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 0.5mm

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 0.5mm

This steel italic nib comes with an ink reservoir which wil..

$2.95

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