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About This Product
The Donato Dip Pen Set is Bortoletti's universal dip pen starter kit, featuring the lovely beech & white bronze Bortoletti wooden pen holder, plus three vintage steel nibs and a wax-sealed bottle of Bortoletti Hamburg Calligraphy Ink.
The pen holder will suit virtually any dip pen user, with a standard metal-prong mount that can hold a wide variety of steel nibs (including almost all the ones we stock.) The mount is removable for cleaning or replacement, leaving the filigreed white bronze grip in place for generations of use. The tapered beech handle is lightweight, placing the pen's center of gravity near the page where it belongs.
Also included are three vintage nibs, randomly chosen from Bortoletti's stock of European steel pens dating from the 1920s through the 1960s. These are a different mix of makers than the vintage nibs we commonly see in the US—a window into how writing felt in early 20th century Europe.
Finally, this gift-ready set features a 15 mL bottle of Bortoletti Hamburg Calligraphy Ink. This free-flowing, intensely colored ink is perfect for metal and glass nibs. You'll receive a randomly selected ink color: blue, black, or sepia.
This set measures approx. 10" x 3.5" x 1.5". The pen measures 6.75" without a nib installed; the final length depends on your choice of nib.
Made in Italy.
Bortoletti Fonderia Artistica Venezia has been making fine writing supplies for more than 40 years. The four Bortoletti brothers set up shop in Venice in 1980, offering traditional pens, inks, and desk tools made from "precious and unalterable" materials like wood, bronze, and glass. Today, Bortoletti products are sold all over the world, but they are still hand-crafted in Venice and driven by the traditions of metalworking, glassblowing, woodworking, and handwriting.