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Written with a superb nib
« on: April 06, 2024, 07:40:17 AM »
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« Last Edit: April 06, 2024, 07:47:12 AM by Ken Fraser »

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2024, 02:34:39 PM »
 May be one of my all time favorite nibs!  :-*
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2024, 09:22:31 PM »
Iíve never tried that nib!  Iím going to order some & give them a go!

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2024, 10:42:08 AM »
It's a Vintage nib and sadly, @JanisTX - you may not be able to find any.  :-\
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2024, 03:33:59 PM »
I really loved the 357 when I was getting started writing ES, however, I have felt that they are quite tinny the last few years. Do you agree with that, @Erica McPhee?

Beautiful work, Ken!
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2024, 02:14:01 PM »
@Masgrimes I have been so fortunate in that I invested in a box of vintage ones about 15 years ago.  ;D So I havenít purchased any more recently. Funny though - I havenít used them for some time so I will have to dig them out.  :-*
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 02:17:46 PM »
@Erica McPhee A whole box! Awesome. You know, 15 years ago I hadn't even considered becoming a calligrapher yet. How time flies! Seems like we've been at this forever. <3
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2024, 04:06:35 PM »
Iíve never tried that nib!  Iím going to order some & give them a go!

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2024, 05:47:39 PM »
It's a Vintage nib and sadly, @JanisTX - you may not be able to find any.  :-\

Seeing what people have said about the nib, and looking at what Mr Fraser posted, I went on to my second bestest friend (after Amazon) and there are several for sale on EBAY. The nib prices are fine, but the delivery is bloody criminal. $25 for a couple of nibs. The seller must be wanting to send $20 to help pay a fine, eh?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2024, 08:49:37 AM »
I agree too this nib is an special nib and it is in the category of fine writers. Just as Spencerian/ Gillottes 303/ or any other type as 303. Undoubtedly  this is one the versions of Easterbrook to an answer to  Josephs Gillottes 303ef .. 
 I have not yet tried the nib but I have few nibs somewhere  in my EASTERBROOK  collection already. I have many more to try and this is one of them in the list to try. 

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2024, 02:38:11 PM »
@Masgrimes I have been so fortunate in that I invested in a box of vintage ones about 15 years ago.  ;D So I havenít purchased any more recently. Funny though - I havenít used them for some time so I will have to dig them out.  :-*
Ah, yes, invested is the right word. A good buy, but closer to 6 yrs., 9 months ago--time does indeed fly but not (thankfully) that quickly. Trot those boys out @Erica McPhee , and give 'em a workout. They're dying to be used. Your work is so good now, you can really get the most out of them.

Anyone ( @Cyril Jayant , @Mark T , @JanisTX  ) who would like to try one, just pm me your current address and I'll send you one, no cost. As @Ken Fraser said 7 years ago, given my age, I probably have enough to see me through.

As to whether the new ones are less good than the old ones, I can't say, @Masgrimes , as I have only the old ones, but if you would like a few old ones to compare, let me know (I have your address, of course).


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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2024, 03:09:04 PM »
Anyone ( @Cyril Jayant , @Mark T , @JanisTX  ) who would like to try one, just pm me your current address and I'll send you one, no cost. As @Ken Fraser said 7 years ago, given my age, I probably have enough to see me through.

WOW!
What an offer. I will pm you my address, but I live in the UK, however, I am more than happy to send you the coverage for postage.

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2024, 05:19:52 PM »
Anyone ( @Cyril Jayant , @Mark T , @JanisTX  ) who would like to try one, just pm me your current address and I'll send you one, no cost. As @Ken Fraser said 7 years ago, given my age, I probably have enough to see me through.

WOW!
What an offer. I will pm you my address, but I live in the UK, however, I am more than happy to send you the coverage for postage.

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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2024, 09:04:03 PM »
Thatís amazing! And now youíre one of the best of our times! Love that!  :-*


@Erica McPhee A whole box! Awesome. You know, 15 years ago I hadn't even considered becoming a calligrapher yet. How time flies! Seems like we've been at this forever. <3
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Re: Written with a superb nib
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2024, 09:08:05 PM »
@AnasaziWrites You are so generous! Thank you, thank you!  :-*
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