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#41 Bernardo

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 21:41

These dip-less dip pens (dip pens with feeds) have tipped nibs more like fountain pen nibs. :ninja: P.S.: I never use them so I'm going to list them in the sale section. :ninja:
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Wow, handsome pens!
Your handwiting is impressive, too. Congrats! :thumbup:

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#42 Rena

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 22:24

Beautiful!

Is that drying powder?


Thanks, Bernardo. That's gum sandarac powder, which I grind even finer with the mortar and pestle, and then use to prep the paper so it takes ink better.

Edited by Rena, 07 April 2010 - 23:10.


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 22:46

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Oh my ANM! I'm just going to sit here and gaze at the beauty. :cloud9:


The two that look like they have door knobs on the end have collars that slide up and down. When you pull the forward one back, the nib retracts and when you push the rear one forward, it causes a mechanical pencil to emerge. I believe they were designed for traveling. Wnen both collars are pulled back, there is nothing exposed to possible damage.
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#44 jbb

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 23:02

I've put up a post about this separately http://www.fountainp...0 but you can also use old fountain pens (missing nibs or caps) as dip pen holders.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 23:11


Beautiful!

Is that drying powder?


Thanks, Bernardo. That's gum sandarac powder, which I grind even finer with the mortar and pestle, and then use to prep the paper so it take ink better.

I love the image of you grinding gum sandarac in your mortar and pestle. I imagine candles lit... a castle turret... Do you use gum sandarac frequently when you write?

#46 The penner

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 23:21

Beauty in its purest form. Thank you all for posting. ANM, I am allowed to envy you, right?

Why did my browser window say 'pg. 2.66666666667' when I was browsing page 1? Or was that a combination of all the pages so far that I was browsing? This does not make sense at all...:wacko:
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 00:26

Why did my browser window say 'pg. 2.66666666667' when I was browsing page 1?


Got a retro first-version Pentium chip in there? ;)
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:47


Beautiful!

Is that drying powder?


Thanks, Bernardo. That's gum sandarac powder, which I grind even finer with the mortar and pestle, and then use to prep the paper so it take ink better.

I love the image of you grinding gum sandarac in your mortar and pestle. I imagine candles lit... a castle turret... Do you use gum sandarac frequently when you write?


Heh, I wish I could answer your question in the affirmative, JBB. It is very relaxing and gratifying to take the time for practicing some of these ancient ways, but no, not as often as I would like. Oh, to have a castle turret (or a studio!!) where I could have these pens and papers and ink pots and grinding implements and even my sumi ink sticks laid out for frequent use. Instead, I work at the dining room table and must always clear everything away again after use. That is what stops me — there is mess involved, and the dining room table is too necessary for other uses throughout any given day.

#49 ethernautrix

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 16:40

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I have one wooden dip pen, the dark one on top. You have a lovely collection by the way. Or variety.




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Lovely photo, as always, Rena. I love this vignette.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 21:48

My dip pens (sorry, no decent camera, and no decent photographer available here):

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From left to right:
- cheap Waterman with "Esterbrook 369"
- ordinary holder with "Spencerian 30"
- Lamy Safari with "Esterbrook 358" and a reservoir.
- Lamy Safari with "Grieshaber"
- Pilot Penmanship with "Leroy Fairchild"
- Calligraphy holder with, if I remember well, "Turner & Harrison 87"
- Lamy Accent with "Spencerian 1"
- Lamy Logo with "Gillott's 1"
- ordinary holder wih "Leonardt" unsuccessful copy of the above nib.

Edited by hehiheho, 08 April 2010 - 21:50.

Pens I use very often: Lamy Accent ("EF": fine), Lamy Accent ("1.1": medium italic), Pilot Custom ("FA": extra-fine flexible).

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 22:46

Why did my browser window say 'pg. 2.66666666667' when I was browsing page 1?


Got a retro first-version Pentium chip in there? ;)

Nope.....
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 22:47

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I have one wooden dip pen, the dark one on top. You have a lovely collection by the way. Or variety.




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Lovely photo, as always, Rena. I love this vignette.

Ooh! I have the nib on the holder on the far right. Excellent photo, by the way! Very spiffy and pro-looking.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:04

I've put up a post about this separately http://www.fountainp...0 but you can also use old fountain pens (missing nibs or caps) as dip pen holders.
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Thank you! :thumbup:

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:04

My portable pen for quick practice sessions: Aikin Lambert No. 6 telescoping holder with a Zebra G manga nib, Bakelite travel inkwell (spill-proof) from Bulgaria.
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My "dip less" pen for serious flex: Varuna Dip Pen with Gillott 303. The nib and ebonite feed can be reversed for safe transport, so the point is inside the pen body. The Leonardt EF Principal will fit as well, although it's a bit tight and can not be reversed for storage.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:39

My portable pen for quick practice sessions: Aikin Lambert No. 6 telescoping holder with a Zebra G manga nib, Bakelite travel inkwell (spill-proof) from Bulgaria.
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My "dip less" pen for serious flex: Varuna Dip Pen with Gillott 303. The nib and ebonite feed can be reversed for safe transport, so the point is inside the pen body. The Leonardt EF Principal will fit as well, although it's a bit tight and can not be reversed for storage.
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WOW!! IMPRESSIVE!! :drool:

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:44

My portable pen for quick practice sessions: Aikin Lambert No. 6 telescoping holder with a Zebra G manga nib, Bakelite travel inkwell (spill-proof) from Bulgaria.
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WOW!! IMPRESSIVE!! :drool:


Impressive indeed! What I would do for a pen like that! Sadly, I can already tell its way outside my budget! It's a shame they don't make pens like that anymore.

EDIT: Perhaps not, there's a similar one going for only $30 on the bay

Edited by Kaych, 10 April 2010 - 05:47.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:04

EDIT: Perhaps not, there's a similar one going for only $30 on the bay


Correct, similar holders show up on ebay all the time for modest sums, particularly if they are missing the original nib.
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#58 Bernardo

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 17:29

EDIT: Perhaps not, there's a similar one going for only $30 on the bay

Correct, similar holders show up on ebay all the time for modest sums, particularly if they are missing the original nib.


I don't know what I like the most, the pen or the ink bottle... :hmm1:

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 19:32

Here are a few more. The totem pole looking one is one of my favorites to write with.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 14:22

I have only one dip pen. I do know however where in the neighborhood to get some more nibs. I bought the wrong nib....live and pay.
It is on my list of things to do.

What a fool I was some 20 years ago, when I told my wife to toss her pen-holders.
If one could read the future, one would not get out of bed.

Well my next inkwell, will have dip pen holders.
None of my five inkwells (4 double wells) have that attachment.

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Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.







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