I have been deeply afraid of working with gold nibs as a base for stacking projects. The spectre of melting holes in nibs that cost so much money haunts me. But, you know, you have to do things that scare you or you’ll never move beyond it. What you’re looking at here is my first… Continue reading The first Kissaki 2 gold nib
A Superb Kissaki 2
Sometimes, you make a perfect nib. This Kissaki 2 may be the very best architect grind nib I have ever made. I changed my construction style and I didn’t even need an adjustment weld to make it work smoothly. It’s smooth, accurate, has good flow, and has a useful range of horizontal strokes. Yeah, it’s… Continue reading A Superb Kissaki 2
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The Kissaki 5 Layer
In my last nib post, I showed a Kissaki 5-layer nib. It is named after the point of a katana, a Samurai’s sword. I didn’t want to get too technical by using other terms for specific sword styles, so I stuck with “kissaki”. Currently, I’m making 2, 3, 4, and 5-layer styles. I think it… Continue reading The Kissaki 5 Layer