(Title by TAO)
I collect (although not with any focus or direction) vintage dip pen nibs, and two boxes came in the mail last week, from Greece.
Redonda and Resisto. They sound like a pair of supervillains down on their luck trying out the comedy circuit.
The Resisto is similar to a Speedball A, with a fat round tip and a blued metal reservoir. The Redonda is a two-tined nib, a thick and a thin tine, both with slits. Both nibs are for decorative writing.
I liked the Resisto’s reservoir so much that I slipped it off the original nib and tried it with a Tachikawa G. Reservoirs allow nibs to load more ink with every dip, and well-designed ones even help regulate flow.
This is from one dip. Not bad at all.
The Redonda, not to be outdone, decided to be a bit of a showoff.
All this dip nib action made me look for my old Ackerman pump pen and install a Tachikawa G in it, but not before I disassembled the pen and made reparations for my awful treatment of it in the past. (Which mostly involved not rinsing after using.) That’s for another entry.