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Kallipos offers the worlds largest selection of antique dip pen nibs of all kinds, spanning a variety of more than 1600 different nibs from european and oversees manufacturers, such as lettering nibs, poster pens, pointed nibs, ball point nibs, left cut nibs, nibs for drawing and scatching and Graphos nibs.
We offer penholders in different styles, suitable for all the various kinds of dip pen nibs: Classical holders, holders for drawing and scatching nibs, oblique penholders, japanese penholders and many more.
Homemade calligraphy inks: some made from good old-fashioned recipes, some from new-fangled recipes with a considerably better quality than standard inks made from aniline dyes.
One of our specialities is the glossy inks. Because of the fine light-reflecting pigments, these inks are also suitable for dark paper.
We have a small selection of high quality Indian Inks from the renown german manufacturer "Rohrer & Klingner".
As opposed to the water based calligraphy inks, the Indian Inks have a full or medium opacity and are suitable not only for the use on paper, but also for the use on wood or leather.
The wooden inkwell holders are personally handmade, sawn, planed and bored by Ronald and myself. Practical and beautiful, too.
As a reasonable alternative we offer inkwell holders made from paperboard.
The Ink Set contains all ingredients for the making of half a litre of black gall nut ink. A direction leaflet is included, you just have to bring the pot.
The exercise books and info leaflets offered here can lead you to learn the art of calligraphy by yourself. Comprehensive instructions demonstrating all the important steps towards the independent learning of calligraphy are included in the exercise books as well as in the alphabet collection, which also includes instructions for the left-handed!
The "5-piece gift set" is a basic starter set which also makes a nice gift. Including one calligraphy ink of your choice, three different kinds of dip pen nibs and one penholder. Also included is a description of the different pen nibs and a short manual for the beginning.
Antique nib boxes from different manufacturers, made from paperboard and lined with printed paper - in these lovely boxes the nibs have been delivered into the shops in earlier times. Beautiful as a collectible and useful as a storage box for your small treasures.
The choice of papers is not the greatest here at the moment, but we can offer a normal writing pad and a white high quality calligraphy and drawing paper in A4 format, pH neutral, and acid-free for archival quality.
Calligraphy Postcards, various designs with clever sayings, quotes, pearls of wisdom, poems, Christmas cards and other designs.
The Glass Quills are individually handmade and each one is therefore unique. The stroke width does not vary. Glass Quills are suitable for normal writing as well as for sketching and drawing. Also suitable for the lefthanded.
As a reasonable alternative there are the glass pen points, which can be put on wooden holders.
Sealing waxes from the swiss manufacturer Abraxas are of the finest quality. They are manufactured from all natural ingredientes and are totally environmentally friendly.
Different seal designs for many occasions. The screw-on seals can be individually combined with the handles.
These small tools can be put on the wooden pen holders and are especially suitable for school or for trying out the linocut technique.