I have many things to write down here, however time is never enough 🙂 Read below as an outline of what I wanna say 😉
Modern man begins history by the invention of writing itself. It is slightly true, yet incomplete. There is no explosive moments, sudden appearings on timeline, hence, the invention of writing instruments and mediums must be considered as in the beginning.
All the directions on the globe are equal, and they set an equilibrium point of every aspects of nature. We established this pen studio in Turkey; a land for some, eastern, for others western.. Anyway, all peoples on this land have had great respect and steady esteem for pen. This statement is true from the very first decades of written history through present.
This land’s written and verbal heritage present us many aspects of respect on pen. This is not only by their blood, but also by the legacy they are sharing on this land. Grandfathers told us that when they found a pen fallen on the floor, they picked pen and kissed it before putting its place.
The name of our pen Kilk is an old Turkish word originated to Ancient Persian. Kilk means writing instrument. It can be a reed, a feather, a fountain pen or any other nibs..
Horace mentioned in Ars Poetica about writing instrument calamus which is a kind of reed stick sharpened by knife. Arabic word al qalam comes from this word. Calamus was used with early parchments and papyruses. Stylus is a metal stick sharpened to engrave the waxed wooden tablets. Greeks mostly call this instrument Graphium.