A beautiful and unique straight pen holder…this is the “Dark Tortoise”…I made it from an awesome piece of acrylic resin, and I used Brazilian Ebony wood for the ornate “tail” or finial section. Acrylic is probably the toughest and most durable of the resins…very durable and has awesome coloring!
Straight pen holders are so versatile! Everyone should have a couple (at least) of straight pen holders! They are great for BOTH STYLES… pointed-pen calligraphy and broad-edge calligraphy! Go from writing copperplate script to Blackletter with only a nib change! That’s pretty darned exciting! And if you have never written a “copperplate script” with a straight pen, you should give it a try! It works great, and it has a different “feel” than an oblique pen holder, yet still it is very very good at copperplate and other pointed pen styles! If you ever want to do any Italic, Foundational, Blackletter, Batarde, Old English, Rotunda, etc….you will need a straight pen. :-
Unique Oblique Custom Pens are meticulously handmade writing instruments. They are finely crafted, pro-caliber calligraphy pens. This pen will easily and happily handle the rigors of the professional calligrapher. As with all of my handmade calligraphy pens, this one is coated with my super hardshell clear coat (12 coats on this pen). This finish is crystal clear, super hard, will never become sticky or gummy, and is almost impossible to stain. If ink or gouache dries on this finish, you can wipe it off with a damp rag, or for stubborn cases, you can literally scrape it off with your fingernail.
This pen will ship to you in a premium presentation/storage case
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