Classic Pump Pens

Crowquill Pump Pen

Draw and write with a crowquill in our Pump Pen.

  • Contains our crowquill adaptor with one Hunt 102 crowquill nib and matching feed
  • Replace the nib easily - slip out the old and stick in the new
  • Accepts all crowquills including those made by Speedball, Deleter, Mitchell, Zebra and others
  • Use any ink or paint, even India ink or acrylic paint
  • Press the pump when you want a stronger flow - you get what you press, from a drop to a gush. 
  • Large capacity cartridge - draw all day and don't worry about running out
  • Screw-on cap and body prevent leakage

Our Pump Pen is ideal for encouraging the flow of ink or paint through the crowquill. This is especially useful when you want to:

  • Kick start the flow for a new nib
  • Force ink to smaller nibs with a more constricted ink flow
  • Ink in large areas, such as backgrounds and back drops
  • Force more ink or paint for a surge when you want to draw more quickly, flex back nibs or work with quill nibs where the ink flows through the nib tube
  • Work with thicker inks and paints that don't flow easily

You can order additional crowquill nibs.

We also provide the Crowquill Fountain Pen. We recommend the Pump Pen for crowquills because ink flows through the narrow tube of nib, which can constrain the flow. Pressing the pump encourages a stronger and more regular flow.

Two versions - hardshell and softshell

Our Crowquill Pump Pens contains an adapter to hold the crowquill nib. There are two types of adapters - hardshell and softshell

The hardshell adapter fits tightly into the pen. It is designed to become one with the pen. You can remove and re-insert this adaptor, but we recommend you don't do this too often. Since it has a more complex design, it has a higher price. 

The softshell adapter fits tightly for sealing, but its designed to slip in and out of the Pump Pen so you use several tools in the same pen. 

About the reservoir

You can double the volume of ink or paint stored in the pen by removing the reservoir and filling the body. The reservoir provides a double wall of guaranteed protection, which might be what you want, but it does reduce your carrying capacity.

Brush Attachment

You can attach our Brush Tool to the back of this pen to wash your drawings with water or dilute ink as well as paint on watercolors.

What you get in the package

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