The metal details of the Stipula pen are obtained with goldsmith techniques, as ancient as the human civilization, one by one. The bronze, silver, gold and platinum casting takes place starting from a wax model. The molten metal is then finished by hand and calibrated to exacting measure to ensure it can be assembled with other mechanical parts.
The Stipula nibs are hand manufactured according to the dictates of the
Italian nib masters of the 30s. With original equipment of the time (formerly Globus – Bologna). Starting from the melting of the virgin metal up to the lamination, to the forming of the lamina and to the refining of the iridium alloy tips, individually welded under an electric arc. Flexible nibs suitable for exalting expressiveness the so called “Stiflex”; or stronger and precise like the old Manifold nibs or simply very soft like the “Edredon” in tungsten-silver alloy. The Stipula nib is laminated with precious and semi-precious alloys with specific gradients of thickness; it is passed under the rolling mill to obtain the shape of the lamina; follows the shaping, the welding of the tip - a sphere of very hard and resistant material - the cutting of the tip with micrometric saws and the tip
refining, to obtain the type of line and angles desired in the writing.As a key supplement to nib making, thanks to the ancient Globus equipment Stipula has also recovered the manufacture of ebonite feeders, one of the most necessary parts for creating excellence in fountain pens.