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PIUMA Principio

From 459,02

For an always possible new beginning, in which black begins to be joined by something else: white, light, creativity.

24 pieces available, exclusively online.


Nibs guide

The heart of every SCRIBO fountain pen is the nib and we do it in gold; every nib is assembled together with ebonite feeders only, to get the best available handwriting performance; our nibs, in either the classic 18-carat alloy or the special Extra-Flexible 14-carat alloy, grant elasticity, mechanical memory and softness that highlights every fountain pen writing quality.

In particular, SCRIBO Extra-Flexible nib, a real jewel for handwriting, reached the highest hand-writing performance thanks to the continuous technical improvements that have been made during our previous experience.

Our Extra Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.3 / 0.4 mm, is perfect for those who love extremely thin and rigorous writing.
Our Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.5 / 0.6 mm, is suitable for those who love a very thin and precise writing.
For those who prefer a thin and strong writing, our Fine nib is the most suitable choice, with its line width of around 0.7 / 0.8 mm.
Our Medium nib, with a line width of around 0.9 / 1.0 mm, is perfect for those who love medium-sized writing with a strong and precise flow.
Our Broad nib, with a line width of about 1.1 / 1.2 mm, offers a fluid and abundant writing, ideal if you prefer a thicker writing.
Our BB nib provides a writing line of 1.3/1.4 mm and is an excellent alternative for those who like a broad, steady line.
Our special triple B nib, with a line width of about 1.7/1.8 mm, is very generous with ink and capable of leaving a well-marked and visible mark.
Our special Stub nib has a very wide tip and the bottom is cut into a cylinder section. It shows a considerable variation in the line width thickness between the vertical writing, of about 1.1 mm, and the horizontal one of about of 0.4/0.3 mm.
This special nib is cut at 52 degree on the tip to offer a wide, soft and precise writing surface. When used with the 52° inclination, the nib offers incredible uniformity in writing width, similar to a Broad. The more the nib is raised to the vertical, the finer the writing width becomes.
Our Extra Fine Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 0.5/0.6 mm at closed tips, up to 1.8 mm at open tips.
The line variation of our Flex Fine nib starts from 0.7/0.8 mm at closed tips and reach 2.0 mm at open tips.
Our Flexible Medium nib, with a writing width of 0.9/1.0 mm at closed tips, reaches 2.2 mm at open tips.
Our Broad Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 1.1/1.2 mm at closed tips, up to 2.5 mm at open tips.

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PIUMA Principio

There is something special about the black color. Black makes us immediately think about the depths of both the universe and the mind, about something that is “obscure” because it is unknown, yet to discover. After the rain, we do not see black among the shades of a rainbow. In fact, black differs from all the other colours because they are a product of light: we see the red of an apple because its surface absorbs all the light waves except for red itself, reflecting it and returning it to our eyes. In this way, black contains a paradox: it is a color and, at the same time, it is not, as black is not generated by the reflection of light, coming instead from its absence.

Thus it is the absence of light, the lack of clarity and definition that unleashes the depth and richness typical of the black color. This fascinating and particular color reminds us that the absence of something is not only a flaw or a fault, as it can also be considered as a possibility: absence is a space to be filled, black like flowing ink, where everything is still to be done, still to be written. Absence is an empty dimension of absolute freedom, able to generate infinite possible paths, from both a personal and an artistic point of view. A place where creative strength and imagination find their home.

Absence or even worse, emptiness, generates that vertigo that allows us to take the leap necessary to discover something. They are the conditions for a creative process that is worthy of that name to start, representing a space that is still open, not explored yet and, therefore, unlimited.

It is precisely by navigating this darkness that, at some point, a light turns on. This is the moment in which an intuition comes, when an idea manifests itself as an initial vision, perhaps unfinished, not clear, from which however the indistinct begins to define itself. The connections, previously unconceivable, take shape. A path begins to show: we can only catch a glance of its junctions for now, but we decide to follow it.

For an always possible new beginning, in which black begins to be joined by something else: white, light, creativity.

Additional information

Technical sheet

Product features:
– Oval shape with two facets
– Colors:
Principio – black, grey and white with platinum trim
– Cap, barrel, knob and nib-holder handmade in resin
– Clip and metal components with platinum and yellow gold trim
– Length: 144,5 mm. – maximum diameter: 15,60 mm. – weight 30 grams
– Exclusive SCRIBO nib made in 18kt gold or in Flexible 14kt gold
– Available sizes for 18kt nib: Extra Extra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad
– Available sizes for 14kt Flex nib: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad
– Ebonite feeder ø 6,50
– Cartridge/converter ink filling system
– Collection packaging made in natural leather and cotton
– Limited production of 24 pieces