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Broad Edged Lettering Courses

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Items which are available here at John Neal, Bookseller are bolded. Our web store listing for the available items begins at the end of the supply list text, and continues over several pages. The store items appear in the same order as they do in the supply list.

Supply List
Book: Calligraphy: A Course in Hand Lettering
Set of Tape pens (or Mitchell Pen nibs and reservoirs)
2 pen holders
Higgins Eternal Ink
Drafting Vellum pad
Canson Vidilon Translucent Vellum Pad 9x12
Art Paper such as Ingres Lightweight
Two soft yellow pencils No. 1
One .5 mechanical pencil (HB)
White plastic eraser (Mars Staedtler or similar)


N01-S7. Hiro Tape Set of 7 Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0)

These calligraphy nibs are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good dip pen nib for classes and beginners.





Your Price $8.75

N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included sizes: 0 (3.3mm), 1( 3mm), 1-1/2 (2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2 (1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2 (1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5 (.75mm), 6 (.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



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N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



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N05-S10A. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/02
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 2 reservoirs. Included sizes: 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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N05-S10B. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/11
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 11 reservoirs. Included sizes: 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H46. Grey Plastic Pen Holder (114)
Grey Plastic Nib Holder

Lightweight grey plastic (Caran D'Ache 114) penholder. Now comes with standard ring and four prong gripper mechanism.

The OLD style is no longer available.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H32. Brause Double Pen Holder
Brause Double Nib Pen Holder

All wood penholder that accepts a nib at each end. No metal parts to rust. 6-sided staff.




Your Price $7.00

H39. Double Pen Holder
Double Nib Holder
You can insert a nib in each end of this short penholder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted. Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75".

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

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