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Trimmed turquey quill cut for calligraphy

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Completely trimmed, this solid turkey quill is only made of its shaft (more or less 20 cm), without empennage. This presentation, the most authentic and faithful to the historical reality, as well as the way of cuting the point, are those of the Middle Ages*. Point width: 1 to 2 mm.


* we fully accept the contradiction of a turkey quill for a Middle Ages tool, when the turkey had not yet reached our continent!


This traditional calligraphy tool is handcrafted in our shop.


For a longer autonomy with ink, we advise you to adapt a small « reservoir » that you will make very easily (see our photo) : cut out a strip about 2 mm wide by 3 cm in length from the light metal of a soda can. Curve it as shown on our model, and insert it into the shaft of the feather, the end coming to be placed a few millimetres behind the edge.


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