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.
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.”
This phrase commonly used by Fountain Pen / Pen Enthusiasts alike to test out a pen. But do you know the origins of this famous phrase and why it is used?
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is an English-language pangram—a sentence that contains all of the letters of the alphabet. It is commonly used for touch-typing practice, testing typewriters and computer keyboards, displaying examples of fonts, and other applications involving text where the use of all letters in the alphabet is desired. Owing to its brevity and coherence, it has become widely known.