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#21 Nonsensical

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:02

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Nonsensical, how would I buy from there - I cant get an English version??


 

 

I believe you would have to go through a third party shipping company...or something like that. I don't think there's an English version of Taobao, but Google Translate should work. I'm leaving China in a few days, but I could probably buy a few and ship them from Australia if enough people are interested...Postal costs are rather prohibitive, though. Please PM me ASAP if you are interested.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 13:02

I have PMd Nonsensical for a couple. It is a shame this kind of interesting item is not more broadly available.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 16:44

Me too!

 

I just want to give it one more try at a larger size. I have tried to write Arabic with a 'vertical' edged nib but did not get good results. There is a fair bit of nib manipulation required in writing Arabic and the strange angle of the nib did not feel naturally suited for it.

 

Rotating this kind of nib anti-clockwise will put in a right-oblique orientation and if you can draw hairlines with the tip might be useful for writing English Roundhand in the same way as it was originally done with quills.

 

It is an interesting nib.

 

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 16:50

I have asked Nonsensical to get me 3 of these pens. I have decided to keep one for myself and try my hand at interesting scripts.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:19

Bulrush/cane ( i hope it is correct ,used google translate ) and bamboo used for deep pen , you can search web for ''hat kalemi - hattat kalemi '' it means caligraphy pen/caligrapher pen in turkish (used to write ottoman era alphabet )

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 17:37

Bulrush/cane would be a 'reed' pen. 

 

The writing is Arabic and the alphabet is same today as used during the Ottoman era.

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:33

Last call for anyone interested. I have to order the pens by tonight, or tomorrow morning at the latest, otherwise it will not make it to me before I leave the country. I have a feeling that customs is going to stop and ask me why I have so many strange pens with arabic writing on them...








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