Designed by Handwritmic
Autographed by Brody Neuenschwander
This pen has an original asymmetrical shape, that breaks away from the well-known classical ruling pen, also named “ruling writer”.
We have improved our pen with a new design and new materials, this pen is not made of brass but of Swedish stainless steel.
The result is that it has four functions: you can write bold, medium and thin strokes for your calligraphy and you can rule as many lines of different thickness as you can imagine!
Here is how it works: the edges make marks of two different widths, depending on which edge you are writing with: a thin line is made with the pen held perpendicular, with only the point touching the paper. With the full width of both edges the pen can be moved in any direction to make strokes of equal width as in Neuland. Alternatively, the angle of pen to paper can be changed in order to obtain intermediate strokes.
Fine line produced by the point (the pen is held more upright)
Maximum stroke produced by the wider edge
Intermediate stroke produced by the smaller edge
The screw is used to vary the gap between the two metal blades, and thereby reduce or increase the width of the thin lines. So, if you hold the pen vertically, you can also use it for its original function of ruling lines of different thicknesses (for making borders).
The pen can produce many lines from 0.5 to 2 mm
The pen must be dipped in the ink quite generously. Don’t be afraid of smudging it: this pen can be washed very easily under water.
Of course, writing with this tool means it is impossible to use the normal angles that are applied to formal calligraphy. New techniques must be explored.
This is the perfect tool for expressive or even wild calligraphy. Splatters will occur quite naturally but they can also be induced by quick strokes from bottom to top (pushing instead of pulling the pen) or by writing on rough paper.
Main Characteristics:Four functions: bold, medium and thin strokes for calligraphy and many lines of different thicknesses for borders.
Unlike other instruments on the market, the Brody Neuenschwander Ruling pen is not made of brass but of Swedish stainless steel and the metal point is attached to the handle without the use of epoxy resins.
Each pen is hand finished by a craftsman to give you the smoothest writing edge.
It is produced with several finishes (all nickel-free) using the craft techniques of highly skilled Italian jewellers. The extremely thick 24 carat plate on the gold-plated model is highly resistant and will last forever.
The pen is light and comfortable to hold thanks to the double grip area.
The handle is made of wood FSC certified.
The dots that circle the screw are reference points for opening or closing the pen.
You can write on on any paper or substrate and use almost any ink (although the more liquid varieties are preferable).
You can write in vertical, try it straight on the wall (the edge of the pen won't wear out since it is not soft brass but harder stainless steel).
The Brody Neuenschwander Ruling pen, all components and packaging are designed and made in Italy.