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A Gold, Oblique, Nib for Spencerian Writing - Piquette of Detroit

While it’s not made of steel, I felt a pen I recently acquired was interesting enough to add to the blog. It is a gold dip pen (just the nib and collar, the wood or MOP handle is gone) with what looks like the original box. 463 more words


Pen History: The Early Years - 1830's, the British Invasion

It was in the 1830’s that things really start to cook. In 1830 we have Perry’s first pen patent, in 1831, Sampson Morden and William Brockeden invent… 2,240 more words


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...

Long ahead I see the fork in the road. The duality clutching at my brain, fighting to take over me. Weird that I don’t feel any one of them is me. 268 more words


Origins of the Oblique Pen and Oblique Holder

I finally have an answer to a question that has puzzled me for a while: where did the oblique holder come from?

It’s obviously not a product of the era of the quill, so when did we first have nibs held at this odd, oblique angle? 580 more words


The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow

Night Flower (From Left to Right Blue, White & Pink) // Masood Kamandy // 2017 // dye-sublimation print on aluminum // 24 x 18 inches // edition 3… 212 more words