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Turned Wood Oblique Pen Holder

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H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder / Oblique Nib HolderThe Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.The Tapered Wood H…

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H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder / Oblique Nib Holder

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 a similar design as the Ornamental version but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than 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".

The flange also works with the other G-nibs as well as Hiro #40, Brause Steno, Brause Rose, Gillott 404, and Hunt 513. The flange is removeable and can be adjusted for size nibs.

Grip Diameter (mm): 10
Grip Diameter (inches): 0.394
Length (cm): 17.8
Length (in): 7.0
Weight (gm): 11.3
Weight (oz): 0.4
Staff Material: Wood
Staff Shape: Hourglass
Nib Hold: Metal flange

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4 Reviews

  • 5

    Oblique Holders

    Posted by Jonathan on Oct 22nd 2021

    I love these oblique holders so much, I bought 3 more and now have one of each style--each adjusted for a different favorite nib.

  • 5

    Beautiful Holder

    Posted by Derek Hoffmann on Dec 12th 2020

    Beautifully designed oblique holder - very happy with the look and quality and with how it performs. Definitely a cut above the black plastic Speedball holder I was using before.

  • 5


    Posted by Scott Mantooth on Mar 20th 2019

    okay, im a bit of an art nerd so i tend to geek out about things and this ornamental oblique pen holder is no exception. firstly very impressed with the design, look and weight of this pen holder. it just looks like it was made for an era long ago where documents were written with great care and the writing itself was an art form. the nibs are held securely and the design is simple and practical and works brilliantly. owning one holder may in all likelihood lead to obtaining the others to complete the set if only for personal display...very, very happy with my purchase

  • 5

    Comfortable and stylish

    Posted by Melissa Dominguez on Mar 29th 2017

    I'm in love with this holder!I'm a beginner and I started with the Speedball oblique holder that came in a calligraphy kit. I found a blog comparing the angle of the Speedball with other holders and the Turned Wood oblique holder was recommended for Nikko G nibs, I purchased the Tapered model.It's definitely a major step up from the Speedball. Way more comfortable, the angle feels right and it's very stylish.I think this is a great holder for writing several hours.

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