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  1. Hello everyone 😊, greetings from the Netherlands! Happy to be here in the Fountain Pen Network 😁 I need your expertise. I've acquired this striking, antique personalized dip pen made of ivory from a reputable auction house. Aside from certifying the authenticity and legality of the item, they don't have information such as: Were pens like these made for military personnel, artists, medical staff at that time, etc? Were these given as an acknowledgement of a notable contribution or because of a special event? Was personalization of pens like these typical
  2. Hello everyone 😊, greetings from the Netherlands! Happy to be here in the Fountain Pen Network 😁 I need your expertise. I've acquired this striking, antique personalized dip pen made of ivory from a reputable auction house. Aside from certifying the authenticity and legality of the item, they don't have information such as: Were pens like these made for military personnel, artists, medical staff at that time, etc? Were these given as an acknowledgement of a notable contribution or because of a special event? Was personalization of pens like these typical
  3. Hello everyone 😊, greetings from the Netherlands! Happy to be here in the Fountain Pen Network 😁 I need your expertise. I've acquired this striking, antique personalized dip pen made of ivory from a reputable auction house. Aside from certifying the authenticity and legality of the item, they don't have information such as: We're pens like these made for military personnel, artists, medical staff at that time, etc? Were these given as an acknowledgement of a notable contribution or because of a special event? Was personalization of pens like these typical
  4. Hello everyone 😊, greetings from the Netherlands! Happy to be here in the Fountain Pen Network 😁 I need your expertise. I've acquired this striking, antique personalized dip pen made of ivory from a reputable auction house. Aside from certifying the authenticity and legality of the item, they don't have information such as: Were pens like these made for military personnel, artists, medical staff at that time, etc? Were these given as an acknowledgement of a notable contribution or because of a special event? Was personalization of pens like these typica
  5. Hello there, Took an interesting hobby to hoard weird, unusual, peculiar nibs to find new means of calligraphy. Recently, I've bought a whole little box stuffed with old nibs in antiques in Prague and I encountered this little guys. I can't really identify them, no matter how my english description is plaguing Uncle Google. This nibs?/cones?/resevoirs? whatever isn't working anymore, but apparently you drip some ink in it and the stick in the end of cone will let ink down by pressing it against papper (hence the spring). That's just so much to my reverse engineering. I tried
  6. Greetings friends! I was asked to create a separate post in which I will share my tests on fadeout of ink from light. I did my first test two years ago(2018), but there was not much ink. This is the original test sheet: These are sheets after half a year tested outdoors but without direct sunlight. Conclusion: First sheet: It seems to me that Pelikan Edelstein Topaz, Noodlers Midway Blue, Noodlers Ottoman Azure, Sheaffer Torquise did the best with the task of lightfastness. At the same time, Noodlers Midway
  7. PrestoTenebroso

    #6 Jowo Flex Nib Units Available!

    Hey there, I'm offering flex nib units for sale which are designed to hold the Zebra G dip nib. Over the last year or so, I've been experimenting with nib units and now nearly all of my pens will be JoWo #6 nib unit compatible. (JoWo nibs are a pen industry standard, and JoWo the company is one of the biggest names worldwide in fountain pen nibs.) Essentially, if you have a pen that holds #6 JoWo nibs (ask the manufacturer if you're not sure) that you want to try out my flex pens with buy a nib unit (the nib unit is the nib, the feed, and the black collar you see in the attached photo), uns
  8. Hello, I was wondering if anyone might recognise this nib: I just cannot remember where I bought it from or when, but I'm really enjoying writing with it. A lot of my dib nibs are scratchy but this one isn't and is just perfect for regular handwriting (not calligraphy). I can't quite read all the inscription on it but it possibly says 0,25 (not 100% certain but there is definitely a 2 and a 5 on there) and it also says ContΓ© and France. I've searched the web but cannot find anything identical to this. If not, can anyone suggest a nib that is similar? I love the slightly upturned t
  9. Pincel

    Interesting Dip Nibs

    I chanced upon this calligraphy nibs from http://apps.bnt.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=28709. http://talasonline.com/photos/pigments/Pen_nibs.jpg "...nibs are machine cut and hand finished to sharpen the tip, ready for use for most calligraphy styles, including Hebrew and Italic. Strong, long lasting and ideal for use ink or prepared paint." Has anyone tried it? I find it interesting and placed an order but cancelled out because the shipping charges from NY to Canada is way too expensive.
  10. Decades ago (at least 3), my beloved step-monster purchased this pen for me at an antique show. I didn't know how to make it work or what was wrong with it (if anything). When I went on an excursion into my caboose (Union Pacific 1952), I found several of these pens in my desk. I brought them to the office and shipped them off to ArtsNibs.com and he "fixed" this one for me. It's not a traditional fountain pen. You can read about it here. http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Inked_Today/20141227_145646.jpg
  11. I finished my old stock of Hunt 101 (dunno how *old* they were) today. Go and take new one (recently bought) and just by grabbing them, I realize that's not *the* nib. Took a look to the new nib and notice something was strange with it. So I placed it side by side to the old one and here's the photo (physically, the change is truly noticeable; in the photo is more detected near the tines): I'm about to test the new shape... but why do they have to modify the nibs without changing the number? OK, I know some dip nibs have become shorter but this' the first that change the nib tines
  12. For a long time I've wanted a full-flex vintage pen. I have an Eversharp Skyline with a medium flex nib (gifted by a FPN member) which I love, but would like to go one step further. I've looked at the fleabay prices for Waterman 52's and other vintage full flexes and they are just too expensive. However, I can afford one of the plastic bodied Desiderata pens. Does anyone have experience with both types: vintage and Desidarata? How do they compare? I realise that the latter is basically a dip nib with an ink supply and I have very little experience with dip nibs. But the price is so tempting.
  13. I used a dip nib with Stormy Grey this morning for the first time. Its a very very wet ink! It also feathered on Rhodia as a result. Based on experiments here https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/283167-glitteratipearlmica-and-e415/page-2 I trialled the Experiment 6 concentrate in J Herbin Stormy Grey. Here are the results. Pics of vial bases are just 1 min after shaking. In cases of direct comparison, the first pic is Stormy Grey a la naturel, the second pic is Stormy Grey x Xanthan concentrate blend. The Xanthan blend feathers less and offers far better gold distribut
  14. - The Conklin fountain pen purchased from an FPNer arrives and the nib exceeds expectations (super flex verging on painterly noodle, yippee). Very happy day! - The risky Bay purchase that didn't describe its dip nibs too well and could have been a good buy or a complete waste of money arrives on the doorstep and they are both Aikin Lamberts with undamaged original gold nibs and mother of pearl handles in marvellous condition. A very, very, good buy for the $$. - After a bit of careful fingernail tine alignment both dip nibs write beautifully and one turns out to be amazing! Snappily respon





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