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Inks For Esterbrook Dip Nibs?


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#21 Estycollector

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 09:47

You're cheating by posting a 51 Demi or else a Parker 21, aren't you?  :P

 

Seriously, though, the three Esties I have used were all tiny ones.  :D

 

Ha ha, well no, that's a full size 1942 Parker 51. I have to admit until you said something I had never compared them. 

 

I am enjoying reading your enthusiasm. You've reminded me I need to write a letter or three soon. 


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 13:57

I'd like to try an oblique pen holder. I am assuming the Esterbrook nibs will work, Andrew??

 

Depends on the nib. Big, Falcon nibs won't work. You need something more like a small/regular straight nib. For obliques, the trick is getting the nib placed so that the tip is lined up approximately with the center line of the main holder. You don't want the tip extending too much beyond, so the long, big nibs don't work so well with obliques. But something like the 556, or even better, the A1 or 128 work a treat. 

 

And just to do a little promotion, the next issue of the Pennant (the interesting journal you get when you join the Pen Collectors of America) will contain a small sidebar article by your's truly about the use of the term "Oblique" from quills to fountain pens.  I also have a little bit on the origins of Oblique Pens and Penholders on my site



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#23 Estycollector

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 14:28

 

Depends on the nib. Big, Falcon nibs won't work. You need something more like a small/regular straight nib. For obliques, the trick is getting the nib placed so that the tip is lined up approximately with the center line of the main holder. You don't want the tip extending too much beyond, so the long, big nibs don't work so well with obliques. But something like the 556, or even better, the A1 or 128 work a treat. 

 

And just to do a little promotion, the next issue of the Pennant (the interesting journal you get when you join the Pen Collectors of America) will contain a small sidebar article by your's truly about the use of the term "Oblique" from quills to fountain pens.  I also have a little bit on the origins of Oblique Pens and Penholders on my site

 

Thank you. :)


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 21:48

Perhaps a good document ink like De Atramentis


Edited by CoCoPenny, 31 May 2020 - 21:51.


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 19:36

Used Noodlers Bay State Blue with great success  - and it looks good too. It was a while ago so I can't post a picture at the moment.


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