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Fine, medium, broad? Oblique or straight? When it comes to nibs there are a number of choices and with good reason: every person's handwriting is different! Lamy offers the perfect nib for every style of writing and every preference. Discover how to find the right one for you in our Lamy Guide.
Deep in the Heart of Sailor
Though Hiroshima is the city most often associated with Sailor, it is actually in the nearby suburb of Kure that the company’s Tenno manufacturing plant is located. My guide and translator on this visit was Mr. Takahiro Inoue, Sailor’s manager of overseas sales, who works in the company’s Tokyo administrative offices. He speaks excellent English, and, ironically, it was his first visit to the Tenno plant as well.
How It’s Made: Montblanc Writing Instruments
At Montblanc’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, making world-class writing instruments is a modern-day pursuit.
“Fountain pens are like people,” says Richard Binder, a nationally recognized nib meister, aka a master pen repairer. “Everyone has a unique personality.”
“It’s as if I’m divulging a part of myself through the writing,” says Alexandra Gueydan-Turek, associate professor of French and Francophone studies. “There is an individual quality to using fountain pens, as nibs are shaped by one’s particular handwriting.”