Carton 10x Loupe
This LED-lit 10x loupe is just the tool to help you get to know your nib better. So often a scratchy fountain pen nib is simply a matter of having the tines misaligned, and a loupe will make your life much easier when it comes time to try to align them.
This loupe features a wide viewing field which is great for those with little experience viewing their fountain pen nib under magnification. There are stronger-powered loupes out there, but this one strikes a nice balance between ease of use, affordability, and magnification. Sure, you can spend more on loupes with better optics, but for the casual enthusiast this loupe will be well-suited for casual inspection of your pens and nibs. It's pretty cool to look at your ink on the paper under magnification, too!
The LED lights are really nice for inspecting your nib, because you don't have to worry about having special lighting when looking at your nib. It's not a requirement though, so you can choose to use the built-in lights or not. The LED's do require three AAA batteries, which are not included.
These loupes are higher quality than the white loupes we sold from 2013-2017. The Carton 10x loupes are made in Taiwan, and we spent months testing a variety of different loupes from around the world before deciding on these as the primary loupe offering in our store.