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 Victorian - Silver with Regal Red Feather

NEW - Dip Pen Victorian - Silver with Regal Red Feather

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NEW - Dip Pen Victorian - Silver with Royal Purple Feather

NEW - Dip Pen Victorian - Silver with Royal Purple Feather

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NEW - Pen Holder Victorian

NEW - Pen Holder Victorian

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NEW -  Leonardt and Co Nib Tin

NEW - Leonardt and Co Nib Tin

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Amber with Blue Nib

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Amber with Blue Nib

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Black and White

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Black and White

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Blue and White

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Blue and White

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Blue

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Blue

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Clear

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Clear

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NEW - Dip Pen  Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Pink

NEW - Dip Pen Glass - Mini Dip Pen - Pink

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NEW - Dip Pen - Brown Hardwood

NEW - Dip Pen - Brown Hardwood

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

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

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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..

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