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Sheaffer Agio 0.8mm italic nib
Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:18
Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:33
I have a couple of 0.9mm *cursive* italics done by Pendemonium's anonymous nibmeister and am very pleased with them (and the prices were very good!). Is the nib on this Agio a crisp italic, or a cursive italic?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:29
It was a crisp italic grind --- as I noted, I was trying to match / replace my Platignum plastic calligraphy pen and it had a straight nib w/ no noticeable rounding of the corners, though I did wear it down to a 45 degree angle after almost 2 decades of use --- Hopefully the Sheaffer w/ its tipping material will last longer.
Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:15
The TeX Showcase
I really should read it some day. I don't know about content, but I guess its typographical outlook is very beautiful, because it is made with TeX or its macro-extension called LaTex .TeX and LaTeX rock!
Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:27
Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:27
I'm flattered that you recognized it! I printed and bound 6 or 7 of them as gifts, and put it in my on-line portfolio ( http://members.aol.c.../portfolio.html ) and in addition to the TeX Showcase it's linked to from the Wikipedia article on tea. It's well worth reading --- if reading my version electronically isn't convenient the old hardcover by Charles E. Tuttle is quite niceand easily found.
Thank you for the kind words!
Edited by WillAdams, 23 April 2007 - 01:39.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 20:13
Sheaffer Agio Barely Black medium nib
(custom ground to a 0.8mm italic by Pendemonium)
Higgins Fountain Pen India Ink)
on Ampad 1/4" Efficiency pad
Lovely. An austere cylinder enriched by the wonderful
snake-skin-like ``Barely Black'' finish. Decorative
chrome endcaps and sensible military clip enlivened
by the signature Sheaffer ``white dot''.
Capped ~5.125" Uncapped ~ 4.875" Posted ~5.875"
With a brass barrel and cap and metal furniture,
this is the heaviest pen I own, excepting a multi-
function Rotring Quattro. Nicely balanced though,
it's a joy to write with.
Purchased because I found an Olive Agio bought
as a gift nearly irresistible. The nib, although short,
has a graceful, purposeful appearance, enhanced by
the ``sunburst'' like tines reminiscent of a 3xxx-
series Esterbrook nib. The italic grind is a precise
match for the 0.8mm Platignum fine italic which
Cartridge/converter. While not offering the nicety
of a lever filler, the convenience of carrying
cartridges for when the converter runs dry is
a worthwhile convenience.
Perfect except the barrel end cap was loose until
tapped tight with a mallet and punch.
List price $45.00 Pendemonium and most on-line vendors
have it at $35.00. Nib custom-grinding was $15.00
and well worth it.
Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:32
After almost three years of use, the rounded section on the nib unit which the cap snaps onto has worn down just enough that the cap will no longer say on reliably in my pocket, so I've had to retire this pen.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:50