I based the design of this pen off of a vintage antique pen holder that I saw. The original looked so interesting to me…it looked very “vintage” if you know what I mean. So I thought I would use that pen as inspiration for me to design a “vintage-looking” straight pen holder. I used ebony wood for the “ribbed” handle stem, and a golden tortoise-shell style acrylic for the “foot” of the pen. I love the look of the black with the golden tortoise shell…it looks very vintage to me, and those different colors seem “made for each other”. I inlaid a white stripe to separate the acrylic from the ebony. I spent a lot of time turning each of those little “beads” in the ebony. One by one….and sanding each one after they were shaped. A lot of work, but it was worth it. I am very happy with my “vintage style” straight pen holder. You will like it too once you take it for a spin with your favorite ink and nib!
This is a straight pen holder, so it is a super-versatile calligraphy pen. Straight holders are great for both pointed pen (such as English Roundhand or Copperplate styles) and broad pen calligraphy styles (such as Blackletter, Fraktur, Textura). You can’t do that with an oblique pen holder. 🙂 Every calligrapher needs at least one good straight holder in his/her arsenal, and this is a GREAT straight pen holder. I use stainless steel inserts on my straight pens, so it will never rust out on you.
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