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17th March - updated 13th July. We are fully operational and shipping as normal.
International tracked shipping is available, but to safeguard your order we have temporarily withdrawn international non-tracked shipping. Please note that quarantine and lockdown arrangements in your country could mean that your parcel might take longer than usual to arrive. In the UK, standard and tracked shipping are both still available, but you should expect extended delivery times.
In the meantime, please accept our apologies for any delay, stay safe, and bear with us whilst we work with you through this difficult time.
Beaufort pen kits rank amongst the highest quality pen kits available worlwide








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens
Check our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks
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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Notes on making a section for a Bock size 5 nib housing

14 Mar 2016 23:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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

Upgrading a Kaigelu 316 nib

24 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Phil - Full 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

Refillable rollerball nibs

20 Jan 2016 14:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Introducing our refillable rollerball nibs. A strange concept? No, a good one. Our innovative refillable rollerball nibs take a “Standard International” ink converter or ink cartridge, and therefore can be refilled in just the same way as a fountain pen. Available with a black or chromed finish, they are ideal for makers of kitless pens or custom pens, and many pen kits can also be adapted to accept them. Needless to say, we have the corresponding thread taps to match, and you

Christmas opening 2015

17 Dec 2015 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Apart from a short break this coming weekend we are open next week right up to Christmas. Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd December CLOSED Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th December OPEN Friday 25th to Monday 28th December CLOSED Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st December OPEN Friday 1st to Monday 4th January CLOSED Tuesday 5th January onwards OPEN May we take this opportunity to say thank you to all our customers for your support throughout the last year,and to wish everyone a very happy

Ebonite now available from Beaufort Ink

4 Dec 2015 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

The chances are that you’ve never used ebonite for pen making. Up until now it’s been incredibly hard to find in the UK, but that has just changed. Ebonite is used by the prestige classic pen manufacturers – Montblanc, Parker, Cross, Pelikan, Waterman, Montegrappa,  Choppard, you name them – they all use ebonite for their top marques, which in some cases sell for hundreds of pounds. So we’ve sourced it and it’s available on our website right now.

Introducing our new range of ebonite pen blanks

2 Dec 2015 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Ebonite pen blanks now in stock. Receive an introductory discount of 10% until 12th December 2015. Sign up to our newsletter to find out how.       Sign up to our newsletter to get your introductory 10% discount on all ebonite blanks

Some popular items back in stock

22 Oct 2015 11:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Just for information,  a few popular items which had sold out are now back in stock, if you’ve been waiting. 10 inch tubes for 7mm kits are back in, and we’ve also now got spare tubes for both the old style Jr Gent (15/32 and 25/64) and the new style Jr Gent (12.5mm and 10.5mm) Spare pen kit tubes   We’ve now got centre band couplers for the Jr Gent in the new size too, as well as the old. Pen kit spares   And the ever popular Yunstone Iced Mica

New photos for our Bock nib thread taps

14 Oct 2015 09:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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. Thread tabs for Nock nib housings   Thread taps to suit Bock nib housings

Left handed Bock nibs are now available from Beaufort Ink.

6 Oct 2015 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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

Preventing pen tubes from moving with Gorilla Glue

13 Sep 2015 11:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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

Beaufort pen kits rank amongst the highest quality pen kits available worlwide








 
Worldwide agents for Bock fountain pen nibs. Fountain pen nibs to fit a wide range of pen kits and commercially made fountain pens
Check our boutique range of sumptuous fountain pen inks
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
Blog

Notes on making a section for a Bock size 5 nib housing

14 Mar 2016 23:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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

Upgrading a Kaigelu 316 nib

24 Feb 2016 09:00:00 Phil - Full 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

Refillable rollerball nibs

20 Jan 2016 14:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Introducing our refillable rollerball nibs. A strange concept? No, a good one. Our innovative refillable rollerball nibs take a “Standard International” ink converter or ink cartridge, and therefore can be refilled in just the same way as a fountain pen. Available with a black or chromed finish, they are ideal for makers of kitless pens or custom pens, and many pen kits can also be adapted to accept them. Needless to say, we have the corresponding thread taps to match, and you

Christmas opening 2015

17 Dec 2015 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Apart from a short break this coming weekend we are open next week right up to Christmas. Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd December CLOSED Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th December OPEN Friday 25th to Monday 28th December CLOSED Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st December OPEN Friday 1st to Monday 4th January CLOSED Tuesday 5th January onwards OPEN May we take this opportunity to say thank you to all our customers for your support throughout the last year,and to wish everyone a very happy

Ebonite now available from Beaufort Ink

4 Dec 2015 10:00:00 Phil - Full article...

The chances are that you’ve never used ebonite for pen making. Up until now it’s been incredibly hard to find in the UK, but that has just changed. Ebonite is used by the prestige classic pen manufacturers – Montblanc, Parker, Cross, Pelikan, Waterman, Montegrappa,  Choppard, you name them – they all use ebonite for their top marques, which in some cases sell for hundreds of pounds. So we’ve sourced it and it’s available on our website right now.

Introducing our new range of ebonite pen blanks

2 Dec 2015 17:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Ebonite pen blanks now in stock. Receive an introductory discount of 10% until 12th December 2015. Sign up to our newsletter to find out how.       Sign up to our newsletter to get your introductory 10% discount on all ebonite blanks

Some popular items back in stock

22 Oct 2015 11:00:00 Phil - Full article...

Just for information,  a few popular items which had sold out are now back in stock, if you’ve been waiting. 10 inch tubes for 7mm kits are back in, and we’ve also now got spare tubes for both the old style Jr Gent (15/32 and 25/64) and the new style Jr Gent (12.5mm and 10.5mm) Spare pen kit tubes   We’ve now got centre band couplers for the Jr Gent in the new size too, as well as the old. Pen kit spares   And the ever popular Yunstone Iced Mica

New photos for our Bock nib thread taps

14 Oct 2015 09:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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. Thread tabs for Nock nib housings   Thread taps to suit Bock nib housings

Left handed Bock nibs are now available from Beaufort Ink.

6 Oct 2015 16:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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

Preventing pen tubes from moving with Gorilla Glue

13 Sep 2015 11:00:00 Phil - Full article...

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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