The Morton #10

I acquired this old dip pen, claimed to have been originally purchased in the year 1860 (for $10). The pen has a Morton #10 nib, the largest they made and includes a silver and wood handle

I decided to make a fountain pen to use this nib. I'd done a similar project for a client a couple years ago. This pen is made from Cumberland hard rubber.

To get an idea of the size, it is shown here compared to a Pelikan M800 pen and a Waterman 58 Replica (made by Chris Thompson).

I needed a large feed to accomodate the nib, so I made one to match with the Cumberland material. The feed is modeled after the early Waterman feeds.

This nib has amazing flexibility and springiness. It has been tried out by some of the best calligraphers around.