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 Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 1mm

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 1mm

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

$2.95

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 1.5mm

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 1.5mm

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

$2.95

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 2mm

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir - 2mm

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

$2.95

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir- 3mm

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir- 3mm

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

$2.95

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir- Set of Five Nibs

NEW - Dip Pen Nib - Italic with Ink Reservoir- Set of Five Nibs

Set of five italic dip pen nibs with reservoirs: 0.5mm, 1mm..

$12.95

NEW - Dip Pen Nibs - Brandauer Mail Pen Nib - Fine Point

NEW - Dip Pen Nibs - Brandauer Mail Pen Nib - Fine Point

A very flexible Dip Pen nib that allows you to very the wid..

$1.90

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nib - Fine Point

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nib - Fine Point

A very flexible Dip Pen nib that allows you to very the wid..

$2.00

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nibs - Fine - Pack of 5 Nibs

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nibs - Fine - Pack of 5 Nibs

A very flexible Dip Pen nib that allows you to very the wid..

$5.40

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nibs - Fine - Pack of 10 Nibs

Dip Pen Nibs - Myers Post Office Nibs - Fine - Pack of 10 Nibs

A very flexible Dip Pen nib that allows you to very the wid..

$8.70

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