I have a particular interest in oblique penholders and I know that others share this minor addiction.
This is part of my meagre collection at the moment. From top to bottom they are a Century Oblique Penholder, a Speedball Coloured Holder and a Zanerian Holder. I would be very interested to see other penholders and recommendations, if they are currently available. I believe that other members have been producing their own holders and it would be fascinating to see the results. I know that Mickey has been working on producing his own metal flanges which I’m sure would be of interest to others.
I know that there has been quite a lot of interest in nibs lately, and rightly so, as they are literally at the sharp end of writing. However, the holders are just as important. A great nib will be less effective if it’s in a poorly balanced, unadjustable holder.
Finally, the oblique holders can be things of beauty. They may not make us write any better, but they feel great in the hand.
FPN is marvellous for in-depth reviews and criticisms of fountain pens. Why not the same for their relatives, the dip penholder, and in particular the oblique variety?
Edited by caliken, 13 May 2013 - 15:17.