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Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2012-07-10 15:24:06
great beginner holder!
Posted By: Charles
Comments:
The Speedball deluxe comfort grip oblique pen is the proof of concept the Ziller/Peerless oblique pen isn't. This is a much sturdier entry level oblique with a brass flange. The flange is well made, without the flash I was led to expect from watching youtube videos about adjusting a new pen. (Dr. Vitolo, someone out there is paying attention.) The hourglass barbell is slightly larger than the Ziller/Peerless, making it less cramp inducing to hold, and since its of a harder plastic, sturdier. The curious thing about this pen ( I got the blue one) is the surface of the pen staff is slightly tacky. While this makes it a lint magnet, it also doesn't slide around in your grip. To get rid of that pesky lint, hold it under the tap and wipe dry with a lint free cloth. If you are using an all plastic speedball oblique with something like sumi ink, give this a try instead. This pen, with a gall ink, will make a world of difference in your pointed pen work if you are just starting out.
 
Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2013-05-30 22:14:43
Great Holder!
Posted By: D.
Comments:
I am new to copperplate, and this holder just arrived after 3 days, custom-fitted for a Brause 66EF nib, which is also awesome. Anyway, the holder has a very comfortable cushioned grip, and the custom-fitting is spot on. Also, it doesn't feel all that dissimilar to a straight nib holder; the offset doesn't throw off my stroke or technique whatever. As another review said, though, it does have a tendency to collect dust, but no big deal. Overall, a great nib holder for a great price!
 
Product Rating:     Date Posted: 2015-03-22 23:35:10
Good Choice
Posted By: Stephanie Harris
Comments:
I'm a beginner with dip pens, & after researching why oblique pens exist in the first place, I wasn't sure if it was necessary to purchase one. But it's an odd thing & has an air of novelty to it, so I thought I'd give it a try. I purchased this holder fitted for the Nikko G and it writes wonderfully. This is the first oblique holder I've ever used & it's comfortable in my hand. I actually prefer this oblique to my straight holder after practicing with it for a few days. My nibs don't catch the paper as much & produces fine hairlines. Also, it didn't take as long to get used to it as I thought; I just write like I normally do. Money well spent, in my humble opinion.
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