These beautiful, turned-wood holders have a metal flange to hold the nib and are ideal for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed pen scripts. Choose from four styles: Ornamental, Tapered, Ebony, and Zanerian. These adjusted holders come ready-to-write, with the nib inserted. Wood color varies.
The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.
Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".
H96. Black Comfort Grip Adjusted Holder This comfort-grip, black plastic, “hourglass” holder with an oblique brass flange is a great improvement over the Speedball Oblique Holder. The flange is tilted to decrease the angle of the nib to the paper, making your upstrokes less likely to catch on the paper and the flange is pre-adjusted for our most popular nibs.
This holder has the streamline design evocative of the mid-twentieth century. It is thicker than the regular turned wood holders, which is helpful for people with arthritis or joint problems. This penholder is great for those who like their pens a bit heavier.
This inexpensive holder serves as both a straight holder and an oblique holder! Just remove the flange to use as a straight holder. The brass oblique flange is tilted to decrease the angle of the nib to the paper, making your upstrokes less likely to catch on the paper. Perfect for workshops and beginners; we are happy to offer this exceptional holder at a very reasonable price.
H130. Blue Comfort Grip Adjusted Holder H130. Blue Comfort Grip Adjusted Holder.
This is a comfort-grip, blue plastic, hourglass holder with an oblique brass flange. The flange is tilted to decrease the angle of the nib to the paper, making your upstrokes less likely to catch on the paper, and the flange is pre-adjusted for our most popular nibs.
Black plastic hourglass shape penholder with offset for nib. For copperplate and Spencerian. The offset helps righthanders with the letter slant. Most lefthanders use a straight holder not this oblique holder. However, some use an oblique holder.
These pointed nibs work in this holder: Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Hunt 99, Hunt 100, Hunt 101, Hunt 103, Hunt 104,
Gillott 170, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Gillott 1950
Hiro 700, Esterbrook 354, Brause Rose Nib.
The Nikko G nib will work okay, but the holder is not ideal for this nib.
Gillott 659 does NOT work with this holder; use H75 (Gillott Holder #51) instead.
The EF Principal does not work in this holder. See H48 Ziller Oblique Holder (Size) PRIN, and both the Blackwell Holders H50, H61
A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points for
Spencerian and copperplate. Finely crafted wood holder with a sturdy brass oblique arm. This penholder is designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant angle for ease of upstrokes. Also available with a plastic holder. Works with small nibs such as the Brause 66ef and almost all other nibs.
(Works with most all nibs except the very largest vintage nibs and crowquill nibs.)
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