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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I was just blessed with the surprise arrival of a passle of Pennsylvania Railroad nibs. They will be an interesting experiment.

    jbb, what is your favorite ink for dip pens?

    Wait?! Does "Pennsylvania System" on some of those nibs refer to the Railroad or the penal method???? Hahaha, I thought the latter... which is funny because I have several other railroad nibs and know that was a "thing."

    My go-to dip pen ink is a mixture of homemade iron gall ink and the remnants of many other black inks that have gotten thrown together over the years. Iron gall ink lets you get nice thin lines but my homemade ink is never as black as I like, hence the additions. Occasionally I add more gum Arabic too for glossiness.
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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    ...I have several other railroad nibs...
    I just might be able to tweak them to prevent railroading.

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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    ...I have several other railroad nibs...
    I just might be able to tweak them to prevent railroading.
    haha
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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    @JBB
    I am hunting FOR THE most rare " DREAM NIBS " So far I have few lucky ons. Never had a chance to find a MUSSELMANN but few ZANERIAN FINE WRITERs.
    I found a set of Joseph Guillott Principality it an special edition.
    These kind of nibs I never use just
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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    Some of my recent ones in the collection.
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    Default Re: Fear of the Dip Pen Nib!

    Wow Cyril!!!!!! I love the handwriting in purple and the packaging of those nibs with its artwork!!!! WOW!!!
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