Tachikawa Straight Pen
Tachikawa T-40 Pen Holder
Straight Pen with Lid
Made in Japan
A versatile tool for both sketching and calligraphy. I like to use mine to create beautiful illustrated postcards!
A straight pen is a dip pen for use with metal nibs, meant to be dipped into ink. However, watercolor paint can be used instead of ink! Simply use a brush to stir enough water into the surface of your chosen watercolor until you reach a creamy consistency, then use the brush to load it onto the underside of the metal nib, from tip to middle hole.
I specifically use the Tachikawa straight pen for a number of reasons:
It has a cap! It allows you the convenience of keeping a nip loaded in the pen while preventing it from both getting damaged or damaging the carrying case with its pointy end.
The cap has a handy little tab to prevent your pen from rolling off the table.
The cap is designed to stay on the end of your pen, just like any other cap.
This pen is compatible with a full range of nib sizes, including crow quills!
The grip is comfortable and prevents the pen from slipping while you hold it.
Using either watercolor or ink, you can use this pen for:
adding fine line work to a pencil sketch or painting
For tips on calligraphy, I recommend looking here!
Pen comes loaded with 1 Tachikawa G Nib.
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