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Now is the time tto upgrade your nib

There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib if you live outside the UK. With the pound at its lowest point for over 30 years, your dollars go further.

Bock fountain pen nibs are available in sizes 5 and 6, in a choice of finishes and point widths, straight from stock. Visit our online shop to see the full range.

www.beaufortink.co.uk/bocknibs.html

There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib

There has never been a better time to upgrade your fountain pen nib

A new nib on the scene (and a bit of nib knowledge too)

This is our brand new size 5 fountain pen nib, which is supplied as standard with all Beaufort Mistral fountain pen kits, and will also be available to buy on line within the next few days. We promised elsewhere that we’d publish a bit of information about it, so here it is.

Nearly all pen kits are supplied with a so called IPG nib, so called because they are engraved “Iridium Point Germany”. Nothing is further from the truth as they don’t have an iridium point, nor have they ever been any closer to Germany than Shanghai. They might as well claim they are made on the moon.

Iridium point is a different issue – once upon a time, European nibs were all tipped with iridium, which is an extremely hard metal in the same group as platinum, that neither corrodes or tarnishes with the effect of ink. These days, tips are not pure iridium but are an alloy of precious metals, specially formulated by each manufacturer and kept a closely guarded secret, but the further east you go, the less precious the alloy gets, to the point that some of them are nothing more than a bit of stainless steel with drop of cobalt added.

The new Beaufort nib has been a long time in development. It really is made in Germany, to our own specification, and with our own precious metal tips. They are as smooth as butter to write with, with an excellent ink flow, and make the difference between a nice pen kit and an excellent writing instrument.

If you are interested in making excellent writing instruments, then you have the Mistral, which is one of only a tiny handful of pen kits worldwide that is supplied with a nib that isn’t out of the Far East. You also have the ability to upgrade the nib in most pen kits with our popular and established range of Bock nibs, and now you also have a slightly cheaper option to upgrade with our new Beaufort nib, which will go on sale at about the £8 mark.

It is a two tone gold plated nib with a medium writing point, and is currently available in size 5 only. Other writing points will follow in time, as will a size 6 version, and we are also currently working on a full-flex nib, which we think will be of interest to many fountain pen owners.

Here it is – we hope you like it.

Beaufort Ink size 5 fountain pen nib

Beaufort Ink size 5 fountain pen nib

Nib special orders

We’re happy to order Bock nibs that are not in out usual range of stocked nibs, and here are two we recently supplied.

On the left is a Bock 250 size 6 in solid palladium, and on the right is a Bock 380 which is a whopping size 8, in solid 18k gold. We were asked to supply it with no engraving beyond it’s hallmark.

A bit pricey, but both beautiful nibs and the 380 comes with an ebonite feed

www.beaufortink.co.uk/bocknibs.html

Bock 250 in solid palladium and Bock 380 in solid 18k gold

Bock 250 in solid palladium and Bock 380 in solid 18k gold

New photos for our Bock nib thread taps

We’re pleased to say we’ve finally made time to photograph the actual thread taps which suit our Bock nib housings. So instead of a representative picture on our website, now what you see is what you get.

www.beaufortink.co.uk/taps.html

Thread taps to suit Bock nib housings

Thread taps to suit Bock nib housings, available for Bock sizes 5 and 6

Left handed Bock nibs are now available from Beaufort Ink.

Left-handers hold their pens and cover the page differently to right-handers. A normal nib just doesn’t do the job for them because the way the tip is set up is wrong. Bock have tuned these nibs to suit left- handers specially for us, which now gives you the choice of left handed or right handed nibs when selling your fountain pens.

In stock in both sizes 5 and 6 with a medium point, they are available to buy on our website now.

Custom pen thread taps for Bock nibs

Taps to suit Bock nib housings in both size 5 and 6 are on the way, and available to pre-order right now on the website.

Any tap (or taps) will get a pre-prder 10% discount, and if you buy a complete set of three in either size, you’ll get a pre-order discount of over 17.5%

No voucher codes required – just a special pre-order deal which will run for the early birds until they arrive here, which will be soon we hope.

http://www.beaufortink.co.uk/taps

Thread taps for Bock nibs from Beaufort Ink

Thread taps for Bock nibs from Beaufort Ink

Bock fountain pen nibs now available in the UK

After successful talks with possibly the world’s most prestigious nib manufacturers, we are delighted to announce that we are now agents for Bock fountain pen nibs in the UK.

Bock’s nibs, which rank amongst the best in the world, have long been sought after by discerning pen makers but have always been difficult to obtain. Beaufort Ink has made them available online in different sizes for different pens, different point widths for different tastes, in polished steel, gold plate, bi-colour plate and for those extra special pens, 18 carat solid gold. They can be purchased pre-assembled with a choice of housings and feeds, including ones that are compatible with popular pen kits, and their range also includes calligraphy nibs.

With access to Bock nibs now made simple, pen makers have the ability to easily upgrade their fountain pens for the first time in the UK, and transform lovingly turned pens in to world class writing instruments.

www.beaufortink.co.uk/bocknibs

Bock nibs from Beaufort Ink

Bock nibs from Beaufort Ink