This fresh, elegant, reliable fountain pen by Hongdian is a true marriage of the sophistication of finer days with the latest technology of modern times. Hand assembled and checked for flawless quality, it gives high precision and exceptional writing comfort for every occasion, coupled with a gorgeous design and sandblasted Blue color. With this pen in your possession, clients, colleagues, and friends will know you for your taste, class, and sophistication.
PACKAGE : 1 x Fountain pen | 1 x Converter | 1 x Ink Bottle (Black,18mL)
Fude (Bent Calligraphy) Nibs
The proper way to pronounce it is ‘foo-deh.’ It means ‘bent’ in Japanese. Fude fountain pens are a modern equivalent to traditional ink brushes often used in Asian calligraphy. Bent nib fountain pens can also be used to create beautiful letters and modern western calligraphy.
The fude nib is bent upwards to create a wedge shape tip (as per diagram above) and the basic principle is that changing the pen angle will change the thickness. Fine lines can be achieved by holding the pen vertically and using the tip. As you lower the angle of the pen the line will get thicker because more of the wedge is on the page. The thickest stroke is achieved by dragging the nib sideways. Like a standard nib you can get even finer lines by drawing with the nib upside down.
There is not as much calligraphic variation (thick to thin) within a single curved stroke as you get from a stub or parallel nib but this means that it is easy to get a fairly uniform thickness which is handy for sketching. Fude nibs have a tendency to leave a nice bead of ink at the end of the stroke and this is particularly the case with the Sailor pens due to a lesser ink flow. Using a fude nib involves mastering a completely different hand movement to the other nibs – one of changing the pen angle depending on the thickness of line you want to achieve.
Brand : Hongdian Brand Origin : China Body Material : Metal (Aluminium) Clip Material : Metal Pen Cap : Snap cap Nib Size : Fine (0.5mm) , Fude Nib Type : Stainless Steel Converter included : Yes Filling System : Converter Item Colour : White Collection : 1850