Unusual nibs

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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. 332 M, Parallel Pen

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Perry & Co, No. 332 M, Parallel Pen
Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Medium stroke, very high flexibility.

Mittlere Strichstärke, sehr hohe Elastizität.

Josiah Mason, No. 622 / 623

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Josiah Mason, No. 622 Fine

622 Fine

622 Fine

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität.

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Josiah Mason, No. 623 Medium

623 Medium

623 Medium

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Medium stroke, medium flexibility.

Mittlere Strichstärke, mittlere Elastizität.

Brause & Co, No. 538 F

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Brause & Co, No. 538 F
Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Brause & Co, No. 538 F

Th. W. Petersen & Co, Contor Oblique Pen

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Th. W. Petersen & Co, Contor Oblique Pen, F

F

F

Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Th. W. Petersen & Co, Contor Oblique Pen, M

M

M

Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Medium stroke, little flexibility.

Mittlere Strichstärke, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Th. W. Petersen & Co, Contor Oblique Pen

M. Turnor & Co, No. 0140 F

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, M. Turnor & Co, No. 0140 F
Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Fine stroke, high flexibility.

Feiner Strich, hohe Elastizität.

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

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Geo. W. Hughes, No. 1000 F, Kontor Oblique Pen
Preis: Price: 3,00 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität.

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

Göthes Kontorspenna EF, Gilt

Unbekannter Hersteller, Göthes Kontorspenna EF, Gilt
Preis: Price: 3,50 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Göthes Kontorspenna EF, Gilt

George W. Hughes, No. 51, Oblique Pen

Antike Kalligraphie-Ellenbogenfeder, George W. Hughes, No. 51, Oblique Pen
Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, George W. Hughes, No. 51, Oblique Pen

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

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, A. Sommerville & Co, No. 791 EF, Oblique Pen

EF

EF

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität.

Antike Kalligraphie Ellenbogenfeder, A. Sommerville & Co, No. 791 F, Oblique Pen

F

F

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität.

F. Soennecken, Normalfeder

F. Soennecken, No. 183 EF, Normalfeder, Typ 2

No. 183 EF

No. 183 EF

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

MJB, No. 1010, Oblicua

MJB, No. 1010, Oblicua
Preis: Price: 1,90 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Feiner Strich, kaum elastisch.

Oblicua Boira, No. 1016, Extra Rapida

Antike Ellenbogenfeder, Oblicua Boira, No. 1016, Extra Rapida
Preis: Price: 2,20 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Oblicua Boira, No. 1016, Extra Rapida
Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Oblicua Boira, No. 1016, Extra Rapida, T2

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

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure, No. 1278 EF, Plume Zig Zag
Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, sehr hohe Elastizität.

Baignol & Farjon, No. 1147, Plume Rationelle

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Baignol & Farjon, No. 1147 EF, Plume Rationelle, Typ 2

EF

EF

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, sehr hohe Elastizität.

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Baignol & Farjon, No. 1147 F, Plume Rationelle

F

F

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Feiner Strich, hohe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Baignol & Farjon, No. 1147 EF, Plume Rationelle, Ellenbogenfeder

Radius Ltd., No. 357 F

Antike Ellenbogenfeder, Radius Ltd., No. 357 F
Preis: Price: 2,50 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Baignol & Farjon, No. 2800 EF, Baionnette

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Baignol & Farjon, No. 2800 EF, Plume Baionnette, Typ 2

Typ 2

Type 2

Preis: Price: 3,50 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, hohe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfedern-Schachtel, Baignol & Farjon, No. 2800 EF, Baionnette

Blanzy Poure & Cie, No. 1278 EF, Plume ZIG ZAG

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, Ellenbogenfeder, Blanzy Poure & Cie, No. 1278 EF, Plume Zig Zag
Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, hohe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfedern-Schachtel, Blanzy Poure & Ci, No. 1278 EF, Plume ZIG ZAG

Centric Pens

For these nibs a special holder is required, but at the moment there are none available.

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

Antike linksgeschrägte Feder, John Walker & Co, No. 95 J, Centric Pen
Preis: Price: 2,50 €

Left cut nib, 1.3mm wide, little flexibility.

Linksgeschrägt, 1,3mm breit, geringe Elastizität.

John Walker & Co, No. 90, Centric Pen

Antike Kalligraphie Schreibfeder, John Walker & Co, No. 90, Centric Pen
Preis: Price: 2,00 €

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

Feiner Strich, mittlere Elastizität. Mit winzigen Rostflecken, Spitze ist einwandfrei.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, John Walker & Co, No. 90, Centric Pen

John Walker & Co, No. 82, Centric Pen

Antike Schreibfeder, John Walker & Co, No. 82, Centric Pen
Preis: Price: 2,00 €

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

Kräftiger Strich, mittlere Elastizität. Mit winzigen Rostflecken, Spitze ist einwandfrei.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, John Walker & Co, No. 82, Centric Pen

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

Antike Rechteckplattenfeder, Brause & Co, No. 505, 3mm

3mm

3mm

Preis: Price: 3,90 €

3mm wide, hardly flexible.

3mm breit, kaum elastisch.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, Brause & Co, No. 505, Rechteckplattenfeder

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.

Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-5, 0,7mm

A-5, 0,7mm

A-5, 0.7mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €
Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-4, 1,1mm

A-4, 1,1mm

A-4, 1.1mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €
Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-3, 1,95mm

A-3, 1,95mm

A-3, 1.95mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €
Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-2, 2,4mm

A-2, 2,4mm

A-2, 2.4mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €
Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-1, 3,2mm

A-1, 3,2mm

A-1, 3.2mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €
Schreibfeder mit quadratischer Schreibplatte, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, A-0, 5,2mm

A-0, 5,2mm

A-0, 5.2mm

Preis: Price: 2,90 €

These nibs have little flexibility.

Schreibfeder-Schachtel, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen A-Serie

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.

Antike Kalligraphie-Schreibfeder, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co, Speedball Pen D-5, 1,4 mm

D-5

D-5

Preis: Price: 2,90 €

1mm wide, little flexibility.

1mm breit, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfeder-Schachtel, C. Howard Hunt Pen Co., Speedball Pen, D-Serie

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

William Mitchell, No. 0268, Music Writing Pen, Notenfeder
Preis: Price: 2,50 €

Broad stroke, high flexibilty.

Kräftiger Strich, hohe Elastizität.

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

Brause & Co, Notenlinienfeder No. 68
Preis: Price: 2,50 €

This nib creates 5 parallel lines with the 2 outer lines being a little bit stronger.

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

Other Unusual Nibs

Josiah Mason, No. 208 Medium

Antike Kalligrafie Spitzfeder, Josiah Mason, No. 208 Medium
Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Medium stroke, hardly flexible.

Mittlere Strichstärke, kaum elastisch.

C. Brandauer & Co, No. 17 EF

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, C. Brandauer & Co, No. 17 EF, Curved Point
Preis: Price: 3,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Sehr feiner Strich, hohe Elastizität.

James Truscott and Son Ltd., Curve Point M

Antike Kalligraphie Spitzfeder, James Truscott & Son, Curve Point M
Preis: Price: 2,90 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Feiner Strich, geringe Elastizität.

Antike Schreibfederschachtel, James Truscott & Son, Curve Point M

M. Turnor & Co, No. 01502 F, Globe Pointed

Antike Kalligraphie Feder, M. Turnor & Co, No. 01502 F, Globe Pointed
Preis: Price: 3,50 €

Hardly flexible. Similar to a lettering nib this nib creates lines of variing thickness between 0.2 and 0.5mm, depending on the direction in which it is drawn and the pressure that is applied.

Kaum elastisch. Ähnlich einer Bandzugfeder erzeugt diese Feder je nach Zugrichtung und Druck unterschiedliche Strichstärken zwischen 0,2 und 0,5mm.

Brause & Co, No. 670

Brause & Co, No. 670
Preis: Price: 3,50 €

High flexibility. Similar to a lettering nib this nib creates lines of variing thickness between 0.2 and 2mm, depending on the direction in which it is drawn and the pressure that is applied.

Hohe Elastizität. Ähnlich einer Bandzugfeder erzeugt diese Feder je nach Zugrichtung und Druck unterschiedliche Strichstärken zwischen 0,2 und 2mm.

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