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Kallipos offers the world's largest selction of antique dip pen nibs of all kinds, more than 1200 sorts of 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 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.
A 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 can also be used for the writing 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 I offer inkwell holders made from paperboard.
The Ink Set contains all ingredients for the making of half a litre of black gall nut ink. Direction for use 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.
Calligraphy writing pads with spiral binding. The paper has 90g/m² and thus is a bit stronger than common note pads. Also available is 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 are put on wooden holders.
Sealing wax from the swiss manufacturer Abraxas and are of the finest quality. They are manufactured from all natural ingredientes and are totally environmentally friendly.
Different seal designs for many ocations. The screw-on seals can be individually combined with the handles.
These small tools are put on wooden holders and are especially suitable for school lessons or for trying out the linocut technique.