Calligraphica Oblique Holder with Adjustable Screw

Item Code: H143
$34.95 $29.95


H143. Calligraphica Oblique Holder with Adjustable Screw.

This wood and steel holder works with most all pointed nibs without further adjustments to the flange. Just rest your nib on the flat tray of the steel flange and tighten the screw with your fingers to secure the nib in place (the flange concept is similar to the Blackwell Oblique Holder). The thumb-screw has a spherical head. This holder has an unfinished, birch-wood staff, and instead of the hourglass shape, the grip has a scooped-out area for your index finger. The angle of the sturdy flange is already adjusted to lessen pen catches on upstrokes. A steel reservoir clip (H143-R) is available for this holder.

With a pointed nib, use it as an oblique calligraphy pen for Copperplate, Engrosser's, and Spencerian Scripts, and for Modern Calligraphy.

JNB Item Code: H143
Item Name: Calligraphica Oblique Holder w/ Adjustable Screw
Grip Diameter (mm): 9.5
Grip Diameter (inches): 0.374
Length (cm): 17.0
Length (in): 6.7
Weight (gm): 8.5
Weight (oz): 0.3
Staff Material: Wood
Staff Shape: Straight
Nib Hold: Metal flange w/screw

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Am I just using this wrong?
Jun 30, 2021  |  By Samantha
I bought this holder because the other blackwell holders were sold out. Upon receiving it and trying to use it with different nibs, there is just no comfortable way for me to hold it at the right angle for writing. The scooped out position on the pen is awkward. If I put my index finger on it as the description says I should, the nib is held at the wrong angle. I can't hold it securely any other way because of that scooped out part. Sadly, I just wasted $30 for a holder I can't use.
Owner Response: We are so sorry about the trouble Samantha. We will happily accept a return if you would like. Please email Katie@johnnealbooks. Thank you.

Ignore the scoop
Nov 22, 2021  |  By Cynthia
I too wondered about the scoop out of the staff of the holder, but I just ignored it and used my usual grip and the holder worked fine. I like being able to use the same holder for a variety of nibs.

One holder for all my nibs
Nov 22, 2021  |  By Betty P
On a website discussing ways to hold and oblique penholder, there was an index-finger-forward hold very different from the standard one I learned. Perhaps the scooped out section is for that hold. The scoop is out of the way and does not affect me when I use the penholder with the grip I (and everyone I know) use.