Our Top Choice
Sheaffer Calligraphy Maxi Kit
If you combine a jeweler's obsession with shiny metals and a calligrapher’s expert skills, you get Sheaffer—a pen maker absorbed by the jewelry-making corporation, A.T. Cross.
Includes 3 pens, 3 nibs, multiple ink colors, booklet instructions, and warranty period.
Largest pen may bleed ink from time to time
Calligraphy Fountain Pen
3 Nibs; Fine, Medium, Broad
20 Assorted Ink Cartridges
Orange, Red, Yellow
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set
Combining the ancient Japanese prowess of creating top-tier calligraphy tools and some modern-day retailing skills, Tombow conquers new markets with every product it makes.
Water-based kit (no alcohol/toxic ingredients); comes with self-cleaning tips; 9 colored brushes and 1 “blender” brush
Set isn’t as well-suited for left handers
10; Flexible Brush Tips
Pack of 10
9 Colors + 1 Blender Pen
Speedball 6-Nib Calligraphy Lettering Set
Having created a ton of highly esteemed, calligraphy-worthy products, Speedball prides itself on the affordability and quality of their wares!
Comes with 6 separate nibs; pens constructed from plastic; nibs made of steel; great for beginners; great gift for someone who needs new nibs
Set does not include ink
Calligraphy Lettering Set
6 (c1, c2, c3, c4, 100 and 152)
Ink available separately
Pilot Calligraphy Pen Set
If it's an elongated contraption dedicated to writing stuff and making it look pretty, chances are that the Pilot Corporation is producing it on a mass scale!
Create parallel lines with ease; included in the set is a nip cleaner, converter, 2 ink cartridges, and an instruction booklet
Parallel design may not appeal to everyone
1; Parallel Plate Nib
Black and Red
Orange and Silver
Itoya Doubleheader Calligraphy Marker
Yet another Japanese company on this list comes in the shape of the Itoya Corporation, a business dedicated to creating top-notch writing tools!
Water-based/acid-free ink; combination of a calligraphy and a marker; safe for kids to use; comes with ink; one tip measures 1.55, other measures 3.00 mm
Ink isn’t as thick and dark as other calligraphy inks.
2; Thin and Thick
Available in 6 Colors
Comes in Many Colors