Bent Nib Pen Play

BIG Admin August 4, 2017 11

I’ve been experimenting with Chinese and Japanese bent-nib calligraphy pens, which make very brush-like marks. You can spend a little or a lot, as usual…this …



  1. deezynar June 26, 2012 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Interesting, thanks.

  2. LindieLee July 22, 2012 at 12:30 am - Reply

    An internet search on Hero Bent Nib Calligraphy pens turned up lots of photos of people who own them but I can't anyone who sells them. Can you help me with suggestions where one can buy them? Jet Pens doesn't carry them.

  3. Cathy Johnson July 22, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    I found mine on eBay! It's probably best to spend a little more…the $6 ones tend to be a little scratchy. Good luck!

  4. LindieLee August 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I've been looking all over for this pen since I saw the video. I can't find them. Where do out get one?

  5. Cathy Johnson August 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I found mine on eBay, give it a try.

  6. favianee August 9, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Hi Cathy! Great review on the Hero. Have you tried using the nib upside-down? You can get a fine line that way. Btw, hope you don't mind if I use your video in my blog post about the Hero pen 🙂

  7. Cathy Johnson August 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Oooh, no, I haven't tried it that way! Very upright, but not upside down…I'll do it! And of course I don't mind if you use it, that's why I post public videos, to share!

  8. Cathy Johnson June 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I think ISellPens handles them too, by the way!

  9. hayabusa342 August 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Hero is a Chinese company.

  10. JKim Litzow February 10, 2015 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Thank you for the video. I have been interested in trying a bent nib calligraphy fountain pen for a while, but wasn't sure about it's use. My books only define, or mention them, but don't give instructions or examples. Thank you for doing both! I plan to purchase on from Amazon, which offers them in a range of prices. Overall, I have been so impressed by the quality and written product of some inexpensive fountain pens. I have a couple of the Lamy Safari calligraphy fountain pens, and keep one clipped on me so that I have it to use at all times. There is a real difference between writing with a ball point, roller ball, and felt tip pens compared to fountain pens. Writing with calligraphy or plain fountain pens feel more like painting letters than writing them. And so, it feels like simple writing is more artistic  than utilitarian. Thanks again!

  11. katherine busby March 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    You can get rid of the scratchiness by writing an infinity sign on an Emory board. Also write diagonal lines from left to right and right to left and side to side and up and down, until it writes smoothly. The Fountain Pen Revolution channel has a good video on smoothing the nib of a fountain pen.

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