Manuscript are a company based in Shropshire, here in the UK, who specialise in designing and producing fountain pens and dip pens for calligraphy. The company is owned and operated by the Stockbridge family who have five generations of experience making and distributing nibs in the West Midlands, which was once a world centre for pen and nib production.
The brand as we know it today began life 25 years ago when Nick Stockbridge - father of the current Deputy Managing Director Charlie created the company to fulfil his own passion for writing and calligraphy. The family's association with writing instruments however, began in 1856 through its association with D. Leonardt & Co, from which point it has produced high-quality nibs and pens under various different guises both for itself and for other well-known brands such as Platignum (circa. 1950).
Manuscript is a company run by people with a passion for writing and calligraphy and their management team (like ours!) includes a dog - Crumble the Labrador - who fulfils a role not too dissimilar from that of Herbie the spaniel here at Cult Pens!
The current brand has a huge range of pens, nibs and related products, with the perfect tools for experienced calligraphers, alongside some top-quality kits for beginners with everything you'd need to get started.
To coincide with the arrival of Manuscript here at Cult Pens, we have a great offer for you. Spend £15 or more on Manuscript products, get a copy of Manuscript's step-by-step calligraphy guide free! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this book teaches everything from the basics of pen control, right up to advanced calligraphy techniques and lettering styles.
That isn't all though, we've also got a collection of calligraphy sets to give away.
There are three prizes in total, each containing enough calligraphy goodies to get you well on the road to being an expert calligrapher!
To be in with a chance of winning, let us know - in the comments below - what you would write with a shiny new calligraphy set. The more creative the better. We'll pick our favourite three entries and notify the winners on the 1st of November.
3 October 2014