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Rawrik posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopHello 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 to let it stay in warm water to clean content in it, solve the rust away in vinegar and brush it of in baking soda. None of it make it better. I'm looking forward to buy a new one, but there is nothing like brand or signature of manufacturer, which would hint its origin. So I figured out that you, guys, may help me. Tried to find it here for what felt like hours, so I submit this thread (after I sign up to this amazing community!). It may be regular model of some stationary tool I didn't know about, or some rare oddity not really used in any time. tags I used in forum, google: cone, funnel, nib cone-shaped, unusual nibs, calligraphy dip cone type, so on.. (I really tried) Value every opinion. (mobile photos, bad quality :(( )
Hello, everyone. First post - please, be kind. So, I came across a CT Flighter Sonnet (1994 version) at a charity shop I volunteer at. Marked "Sonnet Q.I France". Old Parker logo - arrow through ellipsis(?). Feather engravings on clip are distinct and sharp - good sign. However, the nib seems 'off'. See images - too much tipping, and layered to form a ridge on upper part. Blob of tipping on end if tip (no pic, as couldn't fix pen to microscope in that position). The engravings are nowhere near as sharp as the ones on the clip- not sure if this indicates an issue. It writes fine though... Not as wet as I would have liked, but hey, for a fiver, can I really complain? So, my questions are: Do you, penthusiasts, think it is genuine? If so, is the nib's condition a problem? Should I attempt to sand it down using micro-mesh? Should I return it? As a sixth-form students, I don't think my budget will stretch to a whole new nib unit...
I've just seen they're asking $85 for this: http://www.todocoleccion.net/estilograficas-antiguas/antiquisima-pluma-estilografica-inoxcrom~x45238262#sobre_el_lote I'm definitely not buying it, but I'd like to know, is there any chance that the pen may have been originally designed like that, curved? It looks as if it's been half melted by heat, or the like. What material may that be?
After years and years and years of only ever using Quink Black ink - oh the shame - the last couple of years has been something of a revelation to me. Diamine was the first to open the door of new possibilities to me, but nothing too daring, just variants on black and a very dark brown. Then I found Noodler's Apache Sunset and the Iroshizuku range and the floodgates opened. I feel I have missed quite a lot over these years. Now and again I trawl the net looking at different inks, checking here to see what they might be like. Only last week I stumbled across a very weird ink. I know scented inks can be quite popular, but I must confess they have no appeal for me, but this one combined another love; namely motorbikes. It was an ink that was scented eau de bike. Now I love my bikes, and strange as this may sound, I even like the way they smell, but why on earth would I want to carry a pen around with me that smelled of oil, exhaust fumes, that odd burning rubber smell and petrol? Each to their own I guess, but I thought it was out there on the weird scale. So if you had to define an ink as weird, what would you nominate?