Unusual nibs

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Two-line Pens (Scroll pens)

Two-line pens (scroll nibs) create 2 parallel lines, mostly in different stroke widths.

F. Soennecken, No. 405, Abschluß-Feder

Elbow-Oblique Pens

The pronounced right-hand slope the copperplate hand requires can be helped by the ‘elbow-oblique’ pen which is held at one angle while the nib points in another. Alternatively you may use the Oblique Penholder together with any suitable pointed nib.

Perry & Co, No. 1044 EF

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Antike Kalligrafie Ellenbogenfeder, Ellbow Oblique Pen, Perry & Co, No. 1044 EF
Price
3,00 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Josiah Mason, No. 622 / 623

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Price
3,90 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

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Price
3,90 €

Medium stroke, medium flexibility.

Brause & Co, No. 538 F

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Price
2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Th. W. Petersen & Co, Contor Oblique Pen

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Price
2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

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Price
2,90 €

Medium stroke, little flexibility.

Geo. W. Hughes, No. 1000 F, Kontor Oblique Pen

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Price
3,00 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Göthes Kontorspenna EF, Gilt

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Price
3,50 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

A. Sommerville & Co, No. 791, Oblique Pen

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Price
3,90 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

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Price
3,90 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Compagnie Francaise, No. 791 EF, Plume Eccentric

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Price
3,50 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

F. Soennecken, Normalfeder

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Price
3,90 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

MJB, No. 1010, Oblicua

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Price
1,90 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Oblicua Boira, No. 1016, Extra Rapida

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Price
2,20 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

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Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure, No. 1278 EF, Plume Zig Zag

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Price
3,90 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Baignol & Farjon, No. 1147, Plume Rationelle

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Price
3,90 €

Fine stroke, very high flexibility.

J. B. Mallat, No. 22, Oblique, Extra Rapide

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EF, Type 1

Price
3,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

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F, Type 1

Price
3,90 €

Fine stroke, high flexibility.

Baignol & Farjon, No. 2800 EF, Baionnette

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Type 2

Price
3,00 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Centric Pens

For these nibs special holders are required, which are not being manufactured anymore.

John Walker & Co, No. 95 J, Centric Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Left cut nib, 1.3mm wide, little flexibility.

A special holder for these nibs is not available !

John Walker & Co, No. 90, Centric Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility. With tiny spots of rust. Nib tip is squeaky-clean.

A special holder for these nibs is not available !

John Walker & Co, No. 82, Centric Pen

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Price
2,00 €

Broad stroke, medium flexibility. With tiny spots of rust. Nib tip is squeaky-clean.

A special holder for these nibs is not available !

Square pointed nibs

Rectangular pointed nibs, which have been invented by the German Calligrapher Karlgeorg Hoefer, create a very special stroke. A description (in German language) can be found here. Unfortunately these nibs are no longer manufactured and are very rare to be found. The square pointed nibs which are manufactured in the US (Speedball A-Series) are not as interesting, but are still worth trying them out.

Brause & Co, No. 505

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Price
4,90 €

3mm wide, hardly flexible.

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Price
3,90 €

4mm wide, little flexibility.

C. Howard Hunt Pen Co, Speedball Pens, A-Serie

Speedball A-Series nibs have a square pointed nib tip. A-0 to A-4 nibs have a double split nib tip, enabling for a lighter and faster ink flow.

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A-5, 0.7mm

Price
3,20 €
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A-4, 1.1mm

Price
3,20 €
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A-3, 1.95mm

Price
3,20 €
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A-2, 2.4mm

Price
3,20 €
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A-1, 3.2mm

Price
3,20 €
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A-0, 5.2mm

Price
3,20 €

These nibs have little flexibility.

Oval pointed nibs

Oval pointed nibs create an interesting and unusual stroke, but are also not being manufactured anymore.

C. Howard Hunt Pen Co, Speedball Pens, D-Serie

Speedball D-Series nibs have an oval pointed nib tip. D-0 to D-4 nibs have a double split nib tip, enabling for a lighter and faster ink flow.

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Price
3,20 €

1mm wide, little flexibility.

Musical nibs

This kind of nib has been designed for drawing musical notes. It has a double split nib tip, which allows for an extreme wide range of stroke widths and the possibility of writing very creative scripts:

Musical writing pen, detail with script sample

As of recently the William Mitchell No. 0268 is again being manufactured.

William Mitchell, No. 0268, Music Writing Pen, Gold

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Price
4,50 €

Medium stroke, very high flexibility.

William Mitchell, No. 0268, Music Writing Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Broad stroke, high flexibilty.

Music ruling nibs

Music ruling nibs are used for the drawing of music lines. For the drawing of decoratations they are suitable to a limited extent.

Music ruling pen, Brause & Co, No. 68

Brause & Co, Notenlinienfeder No. 68

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Price
2,45 €

Diese Feder zieht 5 Striche nebeneinander, wobei die 2 äußeren Striche etwas verstärkt sind.

Other Unusual Nibs

IHS, ΙΗΣΟΥΣ => ΙΗΣ => IHS (Jesus)

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Price
15,00 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Perry & Co, No. 39 Fine

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Price
3,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility. With 1 or 2 tiny spots of rust. The nib tip is clean.

Josiah Mason, No. 208 Medium

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Price
2,90 €

Medium stroke, hardly flexible.

C. Brandauer & Co, No. 17 EF

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Price
3,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

James Truscott and Son Ltd., Curve Point M

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Price
2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.