H50 - Blackwell Wood Holder

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My favorite holder

Jun 20, 2019  |  Posted By SANDRA AUSTIN from

This pen holder is pricey and somewhat unattractive--especially compared to the lovely assortment of pen holders available in every conceivable material today--so it took me awhile to "bite the bullet" and finally buy one. I'm so glad I did! The ease of changing nibs and not ruining any more "Ink cage" nibs far outweigh those negatives for me. (I only use the "Ink cage" nibs, and I'd already ruined a few trying to insert them into my other oblique holders, but there is no such issue with the Blackwell holder.) I must admit I have lost a few nibs into the ink, due to looseness of the screw which holds the nib in place, but this was entirely my fault for not tightening it enough. Bonus: for the asking, JNB sent me a small supply of those screws at no charge with my next order. Also, I tend to have a heavy hand, but the "feel" of this pen holder is very substantial. It's really worth every cent and it's the only holder I use now.

Blackwell Wood Oblique

Feb 11, 2014  |  Posted By JY Han from

My most used oblique holder. Changing nibs is super fast and it's easy to clean since there isn't a folded sheet of brass to trap any ink in case I over-dip. The balance is ever so slightly nib heavy because of the solid brass arm, but it's not enough to bother me. I like the minimalistic look and the diameter. I feel the brass arm could have been cut a little more precisely, since the corner where the nib rests was cut a little too deeply, and nibs won't sit completely straight. It may be a little unreasonable of me to expect machine like precision on a handmade hold though. Other than that nitpick, I'm happy with this holder.

A great penholder

Aug 26, 2012  |  Posted By Ching Lin from

It's a great pen holder, one of the best I've ever used, except for its appearance--far from elegant, to some extent, ugly. The design is simple but useful. I can put almost any kind of nibs in this holder in always the same rotation angle. Well, the screw should be treated carefully. I lost it in my pouch once. And I think it hard to get a replacement. (We do offer replacemnt screws for a small fee. --Michael @ JNB)