How Feather Pens are Made?
Quill pens are made from goose feathers that have been degreased and hardened and then cut the nib.
The difficulty in making quill pens lies in the sharpening angle and the control of the nib width, so before the formal production, the goose feathers need to be heat-treated: insert the feather tube into the sand, heat the sand, and take it out after cooling. At this time, the barrel will become opaque. , It is said that it will be more durable.
The most critical step in making a quill pen is cutting. Most of them use scissors to cut the root of the feather tube obliquely and then use a small knife to trim the pen tip. The oblique angle is moderate, and it is best to leave it at 30-40 degrees to maintain ink storage. Not too little or too much. Near the tip of the pen, the goose feathers on the finger grip must be cleaned, otherwise, it will get in the way of writing. Some users may take into account convenience, all the hair of the entire pen barrel will be trimmed, leaving only the pen barrel.
After oblique cutting, the scaly material in the feather tube needs to be hollowed out with a small spoon or toothpick to ensure that it does not affect the ink storage and the smoothness of the water. You can continue to sharpen the nib details with a knife to trim the width of the nib to achieve the desired effect. The next more critical step is to split in the middle (refer to the pen tip). Although many strategies still use scissors, I personally think that this method may cause the lines to be not smooth and make the ink not smooth; therefore, it is recommended that the center seam should be as sharp as possible The utility knife or blade is cut at one time, and try not to modify it. Finally, trim the tip of the pen tip with scissors, making sure to keep the pen tip as flat as possible.
How to use a quill pen in writing?
Dip the nib of the feather pen in ink before use. You could write around 100 characters before the need to dip the nib in ink again. You have to write in the direction of the pen tip, otherwise, you can't write and the nib will scratch the paper.
When did people stop using feather pens?
After the quill pen became popular for thousands of years, human beings have become more and more demanding of the pen.
Some people hope to solve the shortcomings of quill pens that need to be constantly dipped in ink to write.
Committed to the development of more durable metal nibs, so in the 10th century Egypt
The first water-storing fountain pen appeared, but what it looks like, how the ink sac diverts the ink to the nib, and how to control the flow can only be imagined through textual narratives.
Until the 19th century, the development of fountain pens was rapid, and the steel made of iridium
The pen tip, hard rubber, and the ink sac that can be installed inside the pen tube.
Ming is ready, the well-known fountain pen founder Wei Diwen (Lewis Edson
Waterman) has worked hard for many years. In 1883, he launched a fountain pen with a "three cracks plus ink" device. There is no need to dip ink when using it. The ink can be stably filled into the nib to solve the problem of ink leakage. Once it was launched, it set off a market storm and ended quill Dominate the Western writing instrument industry for a thousand years of history.