Yes, every test has to be Great. Why do you ask?
Inspired by an exchange I had over on Reddit about improvements I could make on my Copperplate, I thought it was high time to do a pointed nib test. The purpose of this was severalfold:
- To see if I could make those square cutoffs that are so important to making pretty Copperplate.
- To see how far I could take a loaded-up nib.
- To practice using my whole arm to pull the nib back, rather than just my hand.
- To give me something to entertain myself on a Sunday afternoon.
Each test was done on a small Rhodia pad, with walnut ink reconstituted from crystals, and each line came from a fully-loaded nib. The oblique penholder is from Unique Obliques. Terribly scientific, I know.
Let’s get to the results!