- Steno ("Blue Pumpkin") stub nib
Steno ("Blue Pumpkin") stub nib
The Steno nib is a favorite of customers in our physical store because it's so versatile. Its medium fine point can produce good hairlines, but the high flexibility allows it to quickly transition to broad strokes. It's called the "Blue Pumpkin" by pen enthusiasts because of its bulbous shape when filled with ink—it holds more than almost any nib we sell. Wonderful for calligraphy, drawing, or everyday writing. It's manufactured to the highest standards at Brause's factory in Iserlohn, Germany.
Please note: almost all pen nibs, new and vintage, are coated with a varnish that needs to be removed before use. Otherwise the ink won't stick to the nib properly and you'll mess up your paper. To remove the varnish, just dip the pen in ink and wipe it off, then repeat once or twice.
We ship all orders from our store in St. Louis, Missouri. 95% of orders are processed in 1-2 business days (Wednesday through Sunday). Shipping to the United States is always free for orders over $59. For orders under $59, domestic shipping rates start at $3.50. You can calculate your shipping cost in the cart or at checkout. For St. Louis residents, we also offer free curbside pickup. Just select "Pick Up" on the first page of checkout.
If there's a problem with your order, please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your order is damaged or defective, we will send you a prepaid return label and replace the item immediately. If you change your mind about an order, you can ship it back to us in new condition for a refund or exchange. However, if there is no error on our part, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for return shipping. The deadline for all returns is 30 days from the delivery date. All clearance items, dated calendars and planners, and grab bags are non-refundable.
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We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.
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