Vintage nibs SET100
Nibs: 10 Vintage
Package size 15.5 x 8.5 x 3
Packaging: Gift box
Certificate of guarantee made in Italy
Doing calligraphy with vintage nibs means putting the focus on the rules of beauty and harmony.
It no longer represents only text and words, but ranges with elegant calligraphy as a true expression of art.
The shape of calligraphy nibs derives from the way quill pens were anciently worked.
One of the special features of the calligraphy nib is its flexibility; thanks to its shape and slit, it allows for varying pressure on the page.
In the descending, downward strokes, the nib widens, thus producing the chiaroscuro effect typical of handwriting.
The particular feature of this nib is the flexibility given by the shape and slit.
Calligraphy is the art of forming letters with beauty and grace and is a passion shared by people all over the world.
The first step is to learn the rules to be applied consistently and to become familiar with the tools of calligraphy.
Vintage nibs SET100
This allows with the variation of pressure on the paper in the downstroke to obtain the particular characteristic of light and dark especially in English cursive.
Various sizes are found commercially and are used for calligraphy such as round script, ancient Gothic, and modern.
The shape of calligraphy nibs derives from the way quill pens were anciently worked. Two fundamental cuts still characterize its structure today,
a vertical one to allow for ink reserve and a horizontal one that determines the shape of the tip.
The squaring of the calligraphic nib is of paramount importance because it is what gives very different characteristics to the writing strokes.
Truncated-tip calligraphy nibs are used for many types of writing particularly Gothic calligraphy.
Flexible-tip calligraphy nibs are used especially for English writing and depending on the pressure you apply to the nib the wider the stroke.
When first used, the calligraphy nib needs to be heated with a flame to remove the protective varnish.