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General Categories => Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy => Topic started by: Ken Fraser on May 31, 2022, 06:30:42 AM

Title: Superb penholders
Post by: Ken Fraser on May 31, 2022, 06:30:42 AM
No Affiliation; I'm just a great admirer of Unique Oblique Custom Penholders.
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Empty_of_Clouds on June 09, 2022, 05:45:03 AM
Far right, a unique oblique that I've had for a few years now.  Totally unused.  Come to think of it, I haven't picked up a dip pen holder for a very long time.  Shameful really, but I guess it's not really my thing, and so as it stands I have a small collection of decorative sticks.  First world problems of course! :)

(https://i.imgur.com/KMUNe3Th.jpg)
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 09, 2022, 01:24:22 PM
Oh my word! That last one on the right is GORGEOUS! That blue and brown combo - wow. I have several that I no longer use and just keep on display. I have to refrain from buying all the pretty ones!  ;D
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Cyril Jayant on June 11, 2022, 04:59:26 PM
Very nice holders indeed.
I like them all and one in the bottom  is already in my next list. ;D
It should come from USA of course.
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: InkyFingers on June 11, 2022, 10:25:08 PM
I am drooling over the burl wood… Delicious!
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Zivio on July 21, 2022, 06:08:38 PM
... and so as it stands I have a small collection of decorative sticks.  First world problems of course! :)

Repurpose as Harry Potter magic wands?  ;D   

Since everyone is picking their favorites, I am very much an admirer of light colored wood and simple lines.  But also, like @InkyFingers, think that there is never anything not to like in a beautifully figured burl!  So, a toss-up between #1 and #5.   
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Ken Fraser on July 22, 2022, 04:00:08 AM
I like the elegant simplicity of the fourth from the left. Also, the one at the bottom is probably the most adaptable.
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Empty_of_Clouds on July 23, 2022, 06:39:35 AM
If I recall correctly, from the left #1 and #2 were gifts from an emerging maker called Howard.  They have their quirks but are quite useable.  #3 and #4 are by the inimitable Chris Yoke (#4 has a ring of mastodon ivory between the burl front and tail.  #5 is an ergonomic holder in Yew (one of my favourite woods) by Melanie of English Pen Crafts, #6 is by Edward of Chic Obliques, and of course #7 is the UniqueOblique by Brian.   The one on the bottom is an Hourglass holder, probably something that most people would start with.

They are all very nice to look at but would be better used by someone with some skill and/or enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: Erica McPhee on July 23, 2022, 12:52:28 PM
If you ever decide to sell them, I’ll buy the last one on the right.  ;D
Title: Re: Superb penholders
Post by: AnasaziWrites on July 24, 2022, 05:11:01 PM
Far right, a unique oblique that I've had for a few years now.  Totally unused.  Come to think of it, I haven't picked up a dip pen holder for a very long time.  Shameful really, but I guess it's not really my thing, and so as it stands I have a small collection of decorative sticks.  First world problems of course! :)


Well, @InkyFingers , they can be appreciated as the art they are without being used, just as people collect jewelry without wearing it, watches, fountain pens, knives, guns, stamps, so many things. Keep 'em as long as they bring you joy.