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Giveaway: Esterbrook No. 520 Penesco pen nibs
Ok, one person is enough interest to convince me to try this.
I want to make this fun(?), so I’m proposing an exchange. You will PM me, I will reply privately with my address, and you will mail me a drawing of George Washington smoking a cigar. Make sure your address is on the envelope you send because I will then mail you 3 (three) nibs + a drawing or note or something.
Here’s the photo of the box again for reblogging purposes (haha) + a closeup:
Source for above photo: kallipos.de/esterbrook.shtml
I love these nibs because they hold a good amount of ink, draw smoothly (i.e. don’t catch on the paper), and are fairly flexible. I use them both for drawing and for lettering. For me, the only downside is that they can’t seem to get as thin a line as some other nibs I’ve tried. They were originally manufactured as a writing nib.
Here is a forum post with a lot of good info on nibs, including comparisons between different types, for those interested: https://www.mangamagazine.net/forum/posts/list/171.page