• Veronica Ruiz

Osprey Pens

Updated: Feb 26

I absolutely love fountain pens and I want to share my collection of Osprey Pen fountain pens with you all. I use these a lot to create posts for Instagram and it can be pretty confusing to figure out what pen and nib combination I am using and what that looks like.

You can find these pens at ospreypens.com

I am an affiliate with Osprey Pens so if you like anything that you see or want to check out what other items they have to offer, use promo code VERONICALETTERS at check out for a discount on your order! I will receive a small portion of every sale made with my code. Thanks for helping support my small business! <3



Dip penholder 7" red with black swirl, acrylic pearl

Flex nib: Zebra G (titanium coated) dip nib fitted with reservoir

This is the pen I would suggest for any beginner. A dip pen doesn't require the same amount of maintenance that a standard fountain pen needs. All you need to do is insert the nib into the penholder and dip the nib into ink to get started. I definitely recommend purchasing the reservoir with the Zebra G nib. The reservoir slides on to the under side of the nib and it holds extra ink when you dip your nib. Without it you will need to dip your nib into ink a lot more which can be very cumbersome.



The Osprey Scholar is Osprey's standard machined fountain pen. It is the most affordable to begin with if you can't invest in one of the fancier pens. I only have two different nib sizes at the moment but you can get any nib for these pens.


Scholar- Duofold Orange

Flex nib: Flexpert- Zebra G titanium nib unit with custom converter

This nib is the same Zebra G as the one above, except it is inserted into a nib unit so you can store the ink inside the pen. While this is more convenient because you don't need to dip it often, a nib unit requires more maintenance. An entire nib unit that you fill with ink needs to be flushed and cleaned often, and occasionally taken part to do a deep clean. Through daily use ink dries out inside and must be removed. If this sounds like too much work, I would suggest getting a dip holder like the one shown above. This kind of maintenance is expected for any fountain pen.


Scholar- Black

Standard nib: Broad-stub #6 chrome stainless-steel nib unit

A stub nib is a unique type of fountain pen nib. The tip is ground flat on the end which causes it to produce a narrow line on the cross stroke and broad on the down stroke. This is similar to the way a traditional calligraphy pen or parallel pen writes. It can be a bit odd at first because it feels very different but I love using stub nibs. This nib is in a nib unit so you use it with a pre-filled ink cartridge or converter to use your own ink.



The following three pens are flex nibs of different sizes: fine, medium, and broad. These flex nibs are great for those who don't want the super flexy Zebra G. The flex in these nibs don't flex as much as the Zebra G, so the difference between the thick and thin lines isn't as contrasted. That being said, the more pressure you apply to these nibs, the bolder your downstrokes will be. Once again, these nib and pen combinations are just the ones I happen to have. You can get any nib size inside any pen design you like.


Milano- Kalahari Brown Ebonite

Flex nib: Flexpert- Fine #5.5 stainless-steel nib with custom converter


Milano- Semper Fi

Flex nib: Flexpert- Medium #5.5 stainless-steel nib with custom converter


Milano- Airforce

Flex nib: Flexpert - Broad #5.5 stainless-steel nib with custom converter


These Milanos are my personal favorite. I think the patterns and colors are absolutely gorgeous! For these I have standard nibs in them instead of the flex nibs but you can easily get them with flex nibs. Standard nibs don't have much flex to them so the line variation is virtually non-existent. They are great for everyday writing.


Milano- Rose Quartz

Standard nib: Medium #6 chrome stainless-steel nib unit

Milano- Koroit Opal

Standard nib: Medium #6 chrome stainless-steel nib unit

Milano- Chiaroscuro

Standard nib: Broad #6 chrome stainless-steel nib unit



I enjoy using my Osprey pens so much! I also love their goals as a company. They have what they call the Osprey Pens Corporate Social Responsibility program where they give back to schools and charitable organizations. Here is an excerpt from their mission for that program:


"The Osprey CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program was started with the idea of giving back. Our grassroots efforts began in 2016, with the idea that through the sales of our brand of products to the public, we would be able to give back to schools and charitable organizations. Since 2016, our outreach efforts were focused on providing free ink and writing instruments to participating schools."


I believe that the art of writing and calligraphy are so important! I am so glad that they share that vision and give writing supplies to the community to encourage writing.


I really hope this has helped you understand the items that I use from Osprey Pens! If you have any questions please feel free to leave or comment here, send me a message, or contact me on Instagram– @veronicaletters.


Once again, I am an affiliate with Osprey Pens so if you like anything that you see or want to check out what other items they have to offer, use promo code VERONICALETTERS at check out for a discount on your order! I will receive a small portion of every sale made with my code. Thanks for helping support my small business! <3


www.ospreypens.com


Happy Lettering!













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