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Light and Skinny Maple and Ribbed Cherry dip or calligraphy pen with speedball holder

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This is a light and thin turned dip pen made from maple wood. This piece of maple has a light creamy color. If you prefer a long skinny style pen, as many vintage dip pen holders are made, this is for you. These are quite tricky to turn because the length leads to quite a bit of vibration, but this piece is very smoothly turned and finished.

All my pens are hand made from blanks that I collect, dry and prepare. They are crisply turned and carefully varnished and waxed. I hand turn them with very sharp tools to get very clean lines with little or no sanding and no tool marks. I use recycled wood or tree trimmings for all of my work.

This would be a great present for a calligrapher or writer, or a new experiment for someone who likes fountain pens. Fountain pen ink works very well with these pens, although you cannot use many inks for dip pens in fountain pens or they will clog. I really enjoy writing my correspondence or cards with these pens. It slows you down and makes you think a bit more carefully before you commit your thoughts to paper.

The pen is made with a speedball adapter that allows the use of most dip pen writing nibs and calligraphy nibs. Some old oversized nibs won't fit, although you can sometimes adjust the old nibs with a pair of pliers. I will include one regular fine writing nib, but you can swap it out for whatever nib suits you.

If you have an usual nib that you would like fitted to a barrel, let me know.

Light and Skinny Maple and Ribbed Cherry dip or calligraphy pen with speedball holder

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, varnish, maple
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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