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This is a brand new pen. It isn't damaged. That is how it is supposed to look. It's a Duke Guan Yu Calligraphy Pen with an extra long tip. Gives new meaning to the "bent nib" or fude category. It can lay down a 4 mm line and is good for lettering as well as sketching. It isn't a general writing pen, but it can be tamed to write a 1 mm line. The overfeed keeps ink flowing nicely. Cool pen, eh?

 

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This is very interesting indeed. I haven't seen anything like this before.

 

Might you be able to post writing samples and photos of the entire pen? This one photo has stimulated my curiosity.

 

Thank you!

 

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I own two really cheap fude nibs. I would love to see what yours can do, especially in the hands of someone who knows how to do it. I second the call for writing samples.

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This is very interesting indeed. I haven't seen anything like this before.

 

Might you be able to post writing samples and photos of the entire pen? This one photo has stimulated my curiosity.

 

Thank you!

 

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Wish I had learned calligraphy, but I just write with my pens. I wrote a review that has a number of photos. In it is a link to a review by Leigh Reyes. All of that is too much to post here, but here is one of my photos.

 

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I own two really cheap fude nibs. I would love to see what yours can do, especially in the hands of someone who knows how to do it. I second the call for writing samples.

Like you, I owned two fude nibs before the Guan Yu arrived this past week. Of the two, the steel nib is better than the 14k. They get inked from time to time though neither has found the perfect ink mate. Do your fude nibs get much use?

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Wish I had learned calligraphy, but I just write with my pens. I wrote a review that has a number of photos. In it is a link to a review by Leigh Reyes. All of that is too much to post here, but here is one of my photos.

 

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Beautiful and many thanks for the images.

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Very interesting. I have a cheap Guanleming 193 "calligraphy" pen, which has a fude nib on it -- but the nib bend is not nearly so pronounced! Also, my pen doesn't have, I don't think, that extra panel of metal over the nib. Anyone able to tell me why that's there? Is it to extend the flexibility of the nib (because I'm pretty sure the fude nib on my pen doesn't flex much, if at all...). I mean, it must have some function other than looks, right?

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Very interesting. I have a cheap Guanleming 193 "calligraphy" pen, which has a fude nib on it -- but the nib bend is not nearly so pronounced! Also, my pen doesn't have, I don't think, that extra panel of metal over the nib. Anyone able to tell me why that's there? Is it to extend the flexibility of the nib (because I'm pretty sure the fude nib on my pen doesn't flex much, if at all...). I mean, it must have some function other than looks, right?

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That piece of metal is called an overfeed. It increases the amount of ink that flows to the nib.

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The fude is hard for everyone except leighpod and this nib especially so. But it's fun to play with even if only for the occasional successful mark.

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The Fude nib is really purposed for writing Chinese ( Kenji for Japanese and Korean ) , for those who are not familiar with that language ( in writing specifically ) it can be rather hard to master the nib and what it can offer up. The trick is not to use it as its a fountain pen, but try to use it ( not exactly but similar ) as an oriental brush , utilizing similar stroke and pen handling

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Hence the reason I barely use it as like any other lefties out there... Despite the angle neutrality of chinese brush strokes they are still written in a right hand bias so how your brush ends up with still somewhat differs hehehe... Making it look odd, despite the obvious advantage a lefty has with the chinese's top down right to left writing format just like arabic's right to left reading format

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This is a youtube video show how to using this kind of nib to write chinese

The audio is in chinese but it will give you a good idea what it use for.

 

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This is a youtube video show how to using this kind of nib to write chinese

The audio is in chinese but it will give you a good idea what it use for.

 

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Has anyone tried the Hongdian titanium fude nibs? I’m thinking they might add an element of flex.

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Has anyone tried the Hongdian titanium fude nibs? I’m thinking they might add an element of flex.

 

They aren't titanium nibs. They're "titanium black"

 

Just black coated steel.

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