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Grinding your own pen nibs

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I used to but pens with regular broad points and grind those into the proper shape for italic handwriting. (If the pen was available with an italic or stub point, I would buy it that way, but some pens came only in Fine, Medium, and Broad.) I actually wrote a little treatise on my method, but ultimately I decided that John Mottishaw did a much better job than I. Still, there’s a pleasure in making a pen exactly fit your own style of handwriting. Bob Slaughter points to this interesting article if you’re inclined to work on your pen nib.

Written by Leisureguy

29 March 2009 at 8:15 am

Posted in Daily life

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