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The Shaeffer's really fine; I recommend it to my students. Last time I
looked the Osmiroids were being discontinued - no great loss. Stay away
from Rotring, though, it has very poor flow.

Anyhow, felt-tip pens are actually better and cheaper for casual work.
For professional work, use a quill.

Paul T Werner, New York
a. k. a. Ah Dzib [he of the writing, in Classic Mayan]

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THE ORANGE PRESS, publishing "Vellum Preparation: History and Technique"
DRAGONSBLOOD AND ASHES, a project to research and practice the
techniques of the medieval scribe

----- Original Message -----
From: Jules Siegel <siegel@CAFECANCUN.COM>
Date: Friday, December 14, 2001 12:27 pm
Subject: Calligraphy pens

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> So what's the latest best advice on calligraphy fountain pens?
> They sell
> Schaeffer here, but I was put off by the cheapness of the
> materials. Is the
> Chinese-made Osmiroid any good?
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