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Custom Cursive Italic Vp By Pendleton


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#1 River

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 18:24

I recently received a custom CI VP ground by Pendleton.

This is my first time buying a custom nib and I am very pleased!!!

The width is perfect. It is smooth enough for regular writing without slowing down (unlike the 1.1 Lamy nib or a crisp italic Manuscript calligraphy pen that I have).

It is almost as smooth as a round nib, it gets much better line variation, and much more shading (nice!).

Here is a quick writing sample on Clairefontaine french ruled paper:

I used Noodler's Navy ink. For comparison I also wrote with a regular round pen (a nice-writing chinese pen that I have), also with Noodler's Navy.

Notice the difference in line variation and shading between the two. Thank you Mr. Pendleton! I will definitely conciser more custom nibs in the future.

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#2 ehemem

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:49

Nice writing sample. What is the size of the nib? Smaller than 1.1mm?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 00:41

Yes. It is a medium VP, which Pendleton made into a Cursive Italic. I'd estimate that it is a .8mm but I'm not positive.

I usually use fine nibs, but I find that the line variation of the CI nib gives enough definition to my letters that the form is not lost with a wider nib. I guess the small cross strokes make room for the wider down strokes.
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#4 fabrimedeiros

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:48

Wow, nice CI strokes!

I've been thinking over past two months in order a VP Broad Cursive Italic (1.3-1.5mm) from a good nibmeister. I guess it'll be necessary a retipping. VP Broad tip nib (from factory) is too narrow to grind it to a 1.5 CI nib. Minuskin is the man for this job!

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 20:36

I also had one of my nibs ground to a stub by Pendleton recently, and it is great! It's a medium Edison nib, so there isn't a lot of line variation, but it's definitely there. It's a lot of fun to write with! :)






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