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Bock's neutral fountain pen nibs are completely plain so that you can either add your own engraving or just use them in your pen as they are.
We can supply them either un-assembled and ready for engraving, or fully assembled and ready to write.

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<a href='/blog/upgrading-the-nib-in-a-kaweco-dia2-fountain-pen'>Upgrading the nib in a Kaweco Dia2 fountain pen</a>

Upgrading the nib in a Kaweco Dia2 fountain pen

Phil - Beaufort Ink - 25 Sep 2019 08:00:00Full article...
Who knew you could fit a larger nib in a Kaweco? Most Kaweco fountain pens are supplied with a short nib - a Bock type 060 in fact, which on the Dia2 looks, well, just wrong. (Sorry Kaweco) The good thing about the Dia2 though, in common with a lot of their other marques, is that the nib is in a standard Bock size 5 housing, which means that you can screw in a different Bock nib as a direct replacement. In any instance where you want to fit a bigger nib, you have to be sure that there is ...
<a href='/blog/semplicita-shdc-pen-blanks-brand-new-to-the-world'>Semplicita SHDC pen blanks - brand new to the world</a>
Made specially for us in Italy, these single, high density colour, acrylic pen blanks are available in 150mm and 200mm lengths. Easy to turn, these pen blanks finish and polish to a high shine, and are excellent for threading too. Ideal for pen kits, kitless pens and custom pen makers, we have them on our website in 5 different solid colours Jet black Purepurple Cadmium dark red Midnightblue Racing green We're pretty sure we'll be commissioning more colours pretty ...
<a href='/blog/fitting-the-accent-cabochon-to-a-mistral-pen-kit'>Fitting the accent cabochon to a Mistral pen kit</a>
The accent components for Mistral pen kits are currently available in a choice of 5 different platings. They consist of a ring for the centre band and a cabochon for the cap finial, and are supplied in a small bag with the kit itself. Supplying them unfitted allows us to offer Mistral pen kits in no less than 15 different colour combinations. Fitting the centre band accent ring is very straight forward and is dealt with in the instructions for the kit, which are downloadable from our main ...
<a href='/blog/watch-this-cracking-video-the-mistral-explained'>Watch this cracking video – the Mistral explained</a>
Our thanks to John Clothier for allowing us to share his recent video on the Beaufort Mistral. John very clearly explains the Mistral fountain pen kit, part by part, and after turning the barrels from his own hybrid cast blanks he then goes on to demonstrate the correct procedure for assembling the components in the pen press. And what a lovely pen he makes too. You can see Mistral pens kits on our website here: But do have a look at John’s video too – it’s well ...
<a href='/blog/using-liquid-melamine-as-a-pen-finish'>Using liquid melamine as a pen finish</a>
The boss is a pen maker, and he is  frequently asked what finishes he recommends for our pen kits, the answer to which will of course depend on what the pen is being made from in the first place. However, in his opinion, as far as wood is concerned you are never going to achieve a good, strong, lasting finish from wax products alone, and CA, which was never intended as a finish, simply serves to encase the wood in a plastic shell, thereby losing touch with the wood itself. It’s a ...
<a href='/blog/upgrading-a-baoer-388-fountain-pen-nib'>Upgrading a Baoer 388 fountain pen nib</a>
Our latest extravagant indulgence has arrived at last, a Baoer 388 for which we had to splash out a massive £1.97  –  delivered. Rediculous!! And what a great little pen it is – we can’t fault its appearance, balance, feel in the hand and so on, but the nib is truly horrible. Nothing wrong with its looks –  well, we could live with it anyway, considering what we paid for it. Nothing wrong with the ink flow either, but scratchy? Scratchy is not the ...
<a href='/blog/notes-on-making-a-section-for-a-bock-size-5-nib-housing'>Notes on making a section for a Bock size 5 nib housing</a>
We frequently get requests for advice regarding the correct proceedure for making fountain pen sections for Bock nib housings, particularly regarding size 5 nibs, which appear to give more trouble than the size 6 ones. Standard practice when establishing the correct drill size for thread taps is to subtract the pitch from the diameter. In the case of a Bock size 5 housing, that would work out as 6.4 – 0.6 = 5.8However, the very bottom of the housing has a tiny non-threaded area ...
<a href='/blog/upgrading-a-kaigelu-316-nib'>Upgrading a Kaigelu 316 nib</a>

Upgrading a Kaigelu 316 nib

Phil - 24 Feb 2016 09:00:00Full article...
Our Bock size 6 nibs are a perfect fit if you want to upgrade the nib in the ever popular Kaigelu 316 fountain pen The existing nib and housing can pretty easily be knocked out. Although the Kaigelu 316 has a threaded Section, the housing is not threaded and is lightly glued in place. A Bock size 6 nib in a Bock housing can then be fitted in its place, which again does not interact with the pen's Section thread, but is an excellent push fit with no glue required. You will also need to ...
<a href='/blog/preventing-pen-tubes-from-moving-with-gorilla-glue'>Preventing pen tubes from moving with Gorilla Glue</a>
A problem with polyurethane (Pu) Gorilla Glue that is experienced by some, is that the inserted pen tubes move whilst the glue cures. Tubes only move with Gorilla glue if you haven’t coated them properly. Gorilla expands, so if you have an uneven covering it will push the tube in the direction of least resistance, which is generally away from the area with least glue. To stop it happening, follow this routine. The tube will never move, you don’t need to check it, and you ...

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Pen turning

World class woodturning pen kits, designed by us and manufactured to our own exacting standards and tolerances

Fountain pen nibs

Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens

Fountain pen ink

Check out our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks

Pen blanks

Pen blanks, pen blanks, pen blanks. We have a huge range of pen blanks in wood and acrylic, from talented artisan makers and renowned international producers
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Our market leading Mistral pen kits are the only pen kits avialable worldwide with truly matching fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint and pencil. Each type of kit is available to buy individually, so that you can create a matched set of pens (or pen and pencil) in any combination you choose.

Why is that a thing? Well,  if you offer a rollerball to someone who normally uses a fountain pen, they're likely to turn up their nose. Fountain pen people simply don't write with rollerballs, and rollerball people don't write with fountain pens. And yet, if you look around at pen kits, that all you can usually get - a fountain pen matched with a rollerball. What pen owners want is a matching fountain pen and a pencil, or maybe a rollerball and a pencil, or perhaps a fountain pen and a ballpoint. You get the picture. They'll use them both, but they're extremely unlikely to use them both if the pens are a fountain pen and a rollerball.

Mistral pen kits were designed by us, from the bottom up, to offer matching pens and pencils in any combination. They're not just modified as an afterthought, they were designed right from the start to look the same.

You can mix and match with Mistral pen kits. They're high quality kits, not just cheap offerings with cheap plating and cheap mechanisms. And they do match. And that's the point.
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