Erin (natane) wrote in little_details,

Calligraphy pens?

Setting: Modern-day, USA.
Google terms: calligraphy pen, calligraphy tools, what pen to use for calligraphy, calligraphy
Results: a lot of websites discussing the importance of certain types of pens, but not using brand names. and other sales websites. tutorials about how to actually use a pen or start calligraphy.

My character does calligraphy (western, not Japanese/Chinese/Islamic/Persian/Tibetan characters).

What is a reasonably versatile set for him to own? A modern-style pen - I don't want my character making his own out of feathers, thanks - and one of the type with replacable ink cartridges, as opposed to a "dip" pen. Interchangeable nibs, also. These features won't play a big part in the story, but I want to know what brand/kit it would be likely for a serious hobbyist to use, so I can describe the pen itself in detail and be realistic.

As far as I can tell, Brause is "The Best Brand Evar" but it also seems to be rather expensive? But on the other hand, not the $20 sets you can buy at any crafts store.

Thanks for the help.
Tags: ~handwriting

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