Try This - How to Make a Quill Pen

 

How to Make a Quill PenHow to Make a Quill Pen

Would you like to try writing a fancy signature like Governor Joseph Robineau de Villebon ?

To do so, you'll need a quill pen.

A quill is the hollow stalk of a bird's feather and the finest quills for writing came from the wing feathers of geese. But if a goose quill wasn't available, the large wing feather of a crow also made a good pen.

Materials: Bird's feather
   
Tools: Scissors
Ink
   
Using scissors cut the tip from a quill.

How to:

1). Using scissors cut the tip from a quill.

Split through the middle of the shaft for about 1 cm. Cut away one side of the split shaft.
2). Split through the middle of the shaft for about 1 cm. Cut away one side of the split shaft.
Sharpen the remaining side into a point.

3). Sharpen the remaining side into a point.

4). Dip the point of the quill pen into some ink. Shake off the excess ink. (Do not press too hard when writing or your pen will quickly get a dull point.)

5). Resharpen the quill if the point gets dull.

Now you can practise your penmanship
- just like Governor De Villebon !


Chevalier, Joseph Robineau, Sieur de Villebon (1655-1700)

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