Arabic/Hebrew Italic nibs
Posted 16 January 2007 - 22:51
I was browsing over Richard's site (a dangerous place, I fear, as bad as here) and looked at the description of Arabic/Hebrew nibs.
I was wondering if anyone had tried one for regular writing in the Roman alphabet - I just have a vague curiosity as to what it'd look like.
Anyone have one and care to post a scan?
Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:46
I'd have to find it and ink it and learn how to scan or photo it. I'll try to accomodate over the next few days.
Such a nib is designed to write a broad horizontal stroke and a narrower vertical stroke, just opposite a regular italic nib.
You can approximate the look by writing sideways with the pen, so you have broad horizontals and narrow verticals.
Edited by amh210, 17 January 2007 - 03:47.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:11
The advantage of these nibs is that you can use them in your Estie. The disadvantage is that they are not easy to find and can be almost expensive as a Binder grind, but perhaps not as fun as getting a freshly ground nib. For myself, I love these nibs and have a few I'm hoarding!
Here's a photo of the nib and the writing it produces:
Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:08
They add a nice expressiveness to my writing, that is subtly different from conventional stubs or italics I may add a sample using that nib later on..
Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:23
I'd forgotten all about the crooked Osmiroid nibs. When I was a kid, my first FPs were a cheap Osmirioid calligraphy set my parents bought me that had one that shape in it. I never inked it, though. That set is now long gone so I can't even go and dig it out and try...
Posted 18 January 2007 - 01:21
First you'd have to *kof* donate a nib to me ... then I'd be happy to show off a variety of alphabets.
(I imagine it would be lovely with this: http://www.nb.no/bas...4/4.4/ms574.jpg) But to be honest, I think they were originally written with a fairly ordinary nib.
Edited by Kushana, 18 January 2007 - 01:22.