Brandauer Dip Nib. Clan Glengarry. Meanderings.

Simple meanderings using the Brandauer dip nib with various inks. Have put a small Mitchell ink reservoir on the underside of the nib. The nib is a ’Fude’ nib. Upturn at the nib end. One immersion into each ink produces a nice elongated writing experience.

Smooth as smooth to write with. Initially found amongst many different nibs in a charity shop buy. This Brandauer: Clan Glengarry shone. It had no reservoir attached and was poor in elongated writing experience. Had to keep frequently dipping with a word or two achieved. After finding and adding a suitable ink reservoir it was a joy to work with. The photograph, if expanded manually, will show results using different inks.

A few sentences at least. Intentions are to find a suitable larger heavy weighted paper (GSM) journal. Hopefully with handmade paper. Also. To plan an appropriately and individually sized housing of each theme consideration in a grid format.

Title/Nib name/ink used/length of one dip ink writing ability/ease of writing/a consistent piece of prose or poetry with every different nib used/ink line skipping/consistency with lettering/little naive art drawing of a tree/etc. First use this heavy GSM ’lining wallpaper’ format of randomness with these quick thoughts meanderings. Why quick thoughts? Because they can lead to unlooked for/unknown considerations and better themes. I am new to all this ’analysis’ of what I need to consider for a reference guide for myself. What can be considered important for myself when choosing and using an old dip nib as writing for pleasure and fun. Or serious application.

Yay! Enjoyed mucking about with this one yesterday. An hour of pure and simple Mindful therapy. Need to clean the nibs though. Invasive India ink or Shellac staining after one hour session.

Last photograph includes a nib with above nib ink reservoir.

5 thoughts on “Brandauer Dip Nib. Clan Glengarry. Meanderings.”

  1. Wow. Simply wow. Writing with a fountain pen is therapeutic indeed. I have terrible handwriting and think I suffer from undiagnosed ADHD. So when I transitioned to a ballpoint, it was terrible. There is something about a fountain pen that slows down time and makes you savour every little bit of what you write. Today I no longer use paper and pen. But when I do, and the nib is more like a fountain pen like some felt pens, I always feel much more peaceful.

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    1. Hello. That is a very apt description of how the fountain pen differs. There are many enthusiasts for either fountain pen and different inherent ink choices. Or for dip nibs with India/China/fountain pen inks that you have to certainly slow down for. When picking up the ink on the end of the dip nib you have the result of it lasting a few short words. Or a sentence or two. I know there is research into fountain pen writing and well being attached. Especially writing down thoughts in journal fashion. The Jinhao fountain pens are very cheap to buy, an amazingly robust tool and a really well liked make. So, pens do not have to be expensive either. Thank you for your thoughts. And concerning handwriting style? Many people are their own worst critics when they look at what writing they produce. Others look at those same written words and see them in a completely different positive light and energy. All the best.


      1. Thank you for the lovely information and kind words. I just might take you up on that and buy a fountain pen and an old-fashioned journal book. I fully agree I am my own worst critic not just of my handwriting. In this age of AI thanks for reminding us that there is no replacement for the human touch. No pen intended. ❤️🤗🙏

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      2. Go get that pen! 😊 You will enjoy the freedom of pen, ink and paper…… Even just doodling out any odd words or simple pictures that come to mind. Concerning paper. Some paper journals do not take fountain pen ink too well. Moleskine can be tricky. Ink spreads and spider crawls. Hand made paper can slow down writing application too. I love handmade paper. There are bloggers here on WordPress with analysis of journals and the inherent paper. I always find their informed content useful. Your own ongoing writing? The pages soon fill and always brings a smile. Thank you for replying.


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