The Manuscript Pen Co started life in 1856 as D Leonardt & Co until they changed their name in 1989. Today they are world renowned for their expertise in making calligraphy nibs and their high quality Manuscript calligraphy ink. The Manuscript range of calligraphy pens is excellent value for money and they have a basic beginners calligraphy pen set for those who want to try calligraphic writing for the first time. If you are looking for something a bit more comprehensive then the Manuscript Calligraphy Compendium set contains everything that you will need to get started. The Manuscript Calligraphy Rule allows you to easily mark out accurate line spacing for different calligraphy nibs. If you are new to calligraphy and want some instructions, the Manuscript Calligraphy Manual is ideal. For left handed writers, the Manuscript Callicreative Left Handed Italic Marker Triple Pack is perfect, it contains a 1.1mm, 2.0mm and 3.0mm pen with a tip that is cut at an oblique angle for left handed writers and Arabic style writing. Manuscript also make a handwriting pen with a plastic nib that is very similar to the Berol handwriting pen and it is very popular with schools and school children.