Calame Reed Pen - Double Pointed - In Decorative Package
Calame Reed Pen - Double Pointed - In Decorative Package

Calame Reed Pen - Double Pointed - In Decorative Package

Your Price: $15.35
Part Number: CalameDouble
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* Made in France

This unique double-pointed reed pen - just like the pens used by the ancient peoples. This one is hand crafted in France of fine reed from the Nile River.

What a great project for school - write on a piece of papyrus to make it appear ancient!

Slant one point at different angles to get thin and broad lines. Use the back of the nib to product a more artistic line. Interesting calligraphy is also possible.

Because our calame features two sharpened ends, this pen can accomplish a variety of writing techniques.

Brown or black ink works best. Be sure that you don't use permanent ink. Either dip your calame in ink or use a glass dropper to fill the opening

Measurements:

  • Pen Length: 7-1/4 inches
  • Nib Length: 1-1/4 inch
  • End Point: 1/16 inch
  • Other end point: 3/32 inch

The first such pens were made in Egypt as far back as 3500 BC! Made from various reeds (these are bamboo), calames find their roots in reed brushes that were pounded or chewed into shape.

As writing developed, the reeds were split and made into pens. Writing fluid is held in the hollowed out shaft of the reed and flows down through the chiseled or pointed tip, or nib. The ink was made of mixing lampblack with oil,

Our calame features two sharpened ends.

Because of the natural bamboo, calames can only be made by hand, so they may vary very slightly depending on the wood and the artisan.

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