A beautiful and classic feathered dip-pen calligraphy set. The pen, depending slightly on the nib employed, measures about 13" from tip to tip (nib to the end of the feather). Six interchangeable steel calligraphy points are included, which are friction-fit into the holder. I find the easiest way to remove one is with a piece of rubber -- or a rubber glove -- for a non-slip grip on the sides, using a slight and gentle rocking motion from side-to-side. One needn't push in the replacement very far for the holder to supply a firm hold.
The stunning gift box measures 13-1/2" itself and uses magnets to insure closure of the lid. You can spend countless hours just visually exploring the maps that cover all four sides of the exterior, as well as the inside of the lid.
The top of the box says 'The Writing Collection' in glossy purple (not well captured in the photo above), and the set makes for an outstanding gift for a pen collector -- or for you to pull out to sign that important document or letter -- where a conventional pen just won't do!
#72220 Sheaffer Viewpoint -
The Viewpoint Calligraphy pen features a wide profile and new rubberized grip with traction dimples for better control and writing comfort. The new snap-fit cap replaces the threaded-screw cap, allowing removal with one hand, keeping the other hand free for project control. The translucent barrels (available in red, green or blue), allow for monitoring of the ink supply. Available with a fine, medium or broad stainless steel nib. Comes with two jet black ink cartridges.
#72230 Viewpoint - medium nib $4.50
#72240 Viewpoint - broad nib $4.50
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
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Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: November 13th, 2021