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Oblique Nib Pens or Straight Nib Pens?

Tip of the Week: Straight or Oblique Nib Holders?

Posted by Jen Maton on

Straight Nib Pens   Which is better... oblique or straight pens when learning hand calligraphy? AHHH... that is one of the most common questions that I get on a regular basis. Let's dive into the differences between the two and then I will tell you what I actually recommend.FIRST, oblique pens have a flange ( a connecting flat rim ) that sticks out and holds your nib. When purchasing an oblique pen you must pick your holder according to whether you are left or right-handed. Some people love these holders because they say that it helps them achieve the proper angle when writing....

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