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Offline Daniel McGill

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JW Ergonomic pen holder
« on: March 22, 2021, 02:45:43 AM »
Esteemed members,

I am posting with a question to you all.

Have any of you used or are using the Ergonomic pen holders, discovered and created by Master Penman Jake Weidmann?  The price is extreme for a holder but I always find myself looking at them as one does for a jacket or car they see in a store.

What has your experience been?

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Re: JW Ergonomic pen holder
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 02:46:32 PM »
Its a hard thing to determine a comfortable pen hold without holding it right in your hand. I tried one at an IAMPETH meeting and it did not work for me. But I have very small hands. There are some who really like them.

IMHO, you are paying a premium because it was made by a master penman.  ;)
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Re: JW Ergonomic pen holder
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2021, 08:22:07 AM »
There are other pen makers (myself included) who make ergonomic penholders at a much more realistic price, and of different shapes and sizes, which might be less of an extreme change from the traditional shaped penholder.  A search on Etsy will find you lots of choice at different price points.

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Re: JW Ergonomic pen holder
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2021, 10:07:31 AM »
You can watch Jake make a pen.  This was one episode of the Craftsman's Legacy series on PBS.



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Re: JW Ergonomic pen holder
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2021, 10:20:19 AM »
I only skipped through the video but the only pen I can see him making is a turned pen, not one of his ergonomics.  Id guess that his acrylic ergonomics are cast in a mould, since they are so uniform and have the look of a cast piece, though of course I could be wrong. His wooden ones are, I assume, hand made since I cant think of any other way of making them. 

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Re: JW Ergonomic pen holder
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 10:33:11 AM »
I just remembered that Chris Yoke (Yoke Pen Company) also makes replicas of some traditional ergonomic penholders, so it would be worth taking a look at his site too.
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