Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.
"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai
Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges. Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa). Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen. Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the four.
B4205. Fascinating Pen Flourishing /Lupfer B4205. Fascinating Pen Flourishing: Containing a Complete Course and a Collection of Masterpieces Produced by Leading Penmen of the Penmanship Profession. Edited by E. A. Lupfer. 1951 Edition. Published by Zaner-Bloser Company, Columbus Ohio. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
This vintage edition starts with instruction for basic flourishing using a series of exercises, leading to designs of simple banners. Next come quills, showing a wide variety of ways to render the barbs with some step-by step examples, and ways to add flourishes and banners. Birds follow with a showing of the strokes used in each part of the bird, a couple of simple bird step-by-step illustrations, followed by a gallery of of 150 flourished examples by masterful penmen, including F.O. Anderson, H.P. Behrensmeyer, H.S. Blanchard, E.L. Brown, C.C. Canan, F.P. Courtney, W.E. Dennis, F.L.Faretra, E.L. Glick, H.W. Flickinger, G. A. Gaskell, E.K. Isaacs, L.M. Kelchner, H.B. Lehman, E. A. Lupfer, L. Madarasz, M.B. Moore, Fielding Schofield, Lyman P. Spencer, Platt R. Spencer (Jr), C.P. Zaner. 80 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. Staple bound with a blue paper cover; black, cloth-tape spine. Has been reprinted by Dover, without the adverts in the back, as Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy.
Many of the rich colors of these popular fountain pen inks are unique. The black is lightfast and waterproof (on paper). All are suitable for regular fountain pens and the Pilot Parallel Pen. Michael has found that these inks work great for dip nibs (chisel and pointed). The colors are very vibrant! Tall, 3 oz glass bottle.
La Couleur Royal
Bernanke Black (Limited Stock)
Bad Green Gator
Blue Nosed Bear
Blue Ghost (Black Light Ink)
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