How to use the Metal nib

What you need:
・Metal nib
・Bottled ink
・Container filled with water
・Tissues or clean cloth
・Pen rest

Step 1: Attach the nib

Hold the Metal nib and gently insert into the nib holder while turning.

Step 2: Dip in ink

Dip the nib in ink to soak, taking care to avoid contact with the base of the ink bottle.

Step 3: Write

Hold the pen at a 45-degree angle. Tilt the nib below 45 degrees to adjust the line width, or lay it flat to paint. Stainless steel and brass nibs have different characteristics — see the diagram at the end of this page.
If ink becomes faint, turn the nib to release more ink from the grooves. One dip holds enough ink to fill a postcard.
When setting down your pen, use a pen rest to keep it safely in place.

Step 4: Rinse

Rinse the nib in a container of water and dry with a tissue or clean cloth. Use a toothbrush to remove stubborn ink in the grooves. If using detergent, a pH neutral detergent is recommended — avoid alkaline detergents as they will damage the nib surface.

Step 5: Remove

Hold the nib and gently pull out of the nib holder while turning. Remove any water from the nib mount by pointing it downwards and blotting with a tissue.


Applying strong force or impact to the precision-made nib may compromise ink flow. Please handle it with care.

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