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Custom-Made Sections For Using Osmiroid/easterbrook Nibs On Newton Pens


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I asked Shawn Newton to make sections that accept Osmiroid nibs for two of his pens that are already in my collection. The new sections are terrific. I have posted about this in detail in the general calligraphy forum. FYI, here's a link: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/327245-new-life-for-osmiroid-italic-nibs/?do=findComment&comment=3916133

 

Enjoy!

 

David

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I was able to get an Osmiroid set of 6 nibs from England for my Esterbrooks. I also have an Osmiroid sac pen. It's very cheap feeling. But if one don't have an Esterbrook, will do the nibs justice.

In reference to P. T. Barnum; to advise for free is foolish, ........busybodies are ill liked by both factions.

 

 

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I can't say I have much love for Osmiroid nibs. Apart from interchangeability, what is the appeal over, say, a genuinely flexible nib for your expensive, custom-made pen?

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I can't say I have much love for Osmiroid nibs. Apart from interchangeability, what is the appeal over, say, a genuinely flexible nib for your expensive, custom-made pen?

 

"A genuinely flexible nib" is desirable for scripts such as Spencerian and Copperplate. The Osmiroid nibs i am using have Italic (chisel cut) points and are suited to italic, gothic, Foundational, Uncial and Carolingian scripts. Those are the ones I write.

 

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Sometimes, not often, I want to use an Italic nib....for drawing letters. I use them so seldom, I have to crack the book to see how to draw the letter.

 

""""italic, gothic, Foundational, Uncial and Carolingian scripts."""""""""" some very pretty scripts.

 

Occasionally I get to a museum exhibition where they show some of the documents on parchment from 1100-1300-1400.

There is some real tidy handwriting, in various scripts, that considering how few could actually write, :puddle:

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In reference to P. T. Barnum; to advise for free is foolish, ........busybodies are ill liked by both factions.

 

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Those styles make for a very pretty page indeed. I have a couple of pens with broad or stub nibs, and flexibility can add to the writing experience.

The medieval scribe would have likely used a flexible quill, so it wouldn't be inappropriate to add a broad flex nib to your scriptorium.

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I can't say I have much love for Osmiroid nibs. Apart from interchangeability, what is the appeal over, say, a genuinely flexible nib for your expensive, custom-made pen?

Osmiroids are italic nibs - made for stuff like Blackletter, rather than Spencerian.

 

Plus, it adds a bit of flair to normal writing with no extra effort. Much cheaper than most flex, too.

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