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Traditional quill pen
Traditional quill pen
Traditional quill pen
Traditional quill pen
Traditional quill pen
Traditional quill pen
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Traditional quill pen

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We started making these for social studies classes so the children could try a traditional quill pen, just as the medieval scribes used for their writing.

Made from a goose primary flight feather and tempered the traditional way to harden the tip, these quills are shaped to a chisel point approximately 1mm wide. If you want the tip unshaped, just let us know. It's easy to cut your own tip, and there are online tutorials available, such as this one: Feather Quill | How to make a quill pen from a feather | Writing with a feather quill - Bing video

Be aware that these pens require a very soft touch.

These quills are untrimmed so you can do the final grooming to suit yourself. The scribes of old would typically trim off the feather to a more sensible length and remove the barbs near the tip so it was easier to control. If you're into calligraphy, you can't beat the natural feel of a quill pen. 

Each pen will be slightly different from the photograph as each one is a unique creation.