Dip nib handles

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# Osmiroid SPECIAL plastic dip Nib Handle.

Osmiroid dip handle
Osmiroid Dip Holder

$4.00 each

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1x Osmiroid Dip Holder
This handle/holder ONLY takes Osmiroid's gold nibs and has Osmiroid's unique reservoir design for holding extra ink - it works really well. A unique feature of Osmiroid's range is that the nibs from the fountain/calligraphy pen also fit in the dip holder.
# Specially REDUCED Retail price $4.00 each.
# Read further detailed instructions about inserting/extracting dip nibs with this handle/reservoir.


Speedball (black plastic) Nib Handle.

Sb Black Dip Handle
Speedball straight handle

$5.00 each

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1x Speedball straight handle
The standard Speedball (black plastic) nib handle/holder. Fits most nibs on the market. Speedball's waisted grip area helps conformity to a regular holding position, while the roundness of the medium thick handle is easy to hold (not to thin). # Advanced calligraphy rotation of the nib, is possible with this handles features.
Retail price $5.00 each.


Speedball OBLIQUE Copperplaters Nib Handle.

Sb Black Obl Handle
Speedball Elbow handle

$8.00 each

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1x Speedball Elbow handle
The OBLIQUE Speedball (black plastic) nib handle/holder. Designed to fit most STRAIGHT copperplate or Spencerian nibs on the market. Speedball's waisted grip area helps conformity to a regular holding position, while the roundness of the medium thick handle is easy to hold (not to thin). The OBLIQUENESS of this handle is to help right handed copperplaters to get a better downstroke angle, which immediately improves nib control during this manouver.
Retail price $8.00 each.


'Ornasonova' range of Nib Handles.

Ornasonova range of Nib Handles

Our own brand 'Ornasonova' nib handle for standard size nibs. We offer 4x handles to choose from in this 'NEW' line.
The waisted grip plastic handle is the same on all models, looks like a dark wood, with around an 8mm width at the grip position. A FAT handle version is available, which has a sponge rubber coloured grip fitted snuggly onto the handle. This boosts the width to around 12-13mm (thats 1/2 inch size), the FAT grip is very comfortable and helps RSI sufferers with gripping problems. Rubber FAT grips are sent out in random (available) colours when ordered.
Lastly the decorative nib grip part - the ferrule, you can choose a 'BRONZE' or 'GILT/Golden' finish for the spring metal nib clip. See our pricing below.
Please note that extra large nibs like the Hiro/Leonardt Poster range will not fit this handle.

Ornasonova Bronze Nib Handle
Ornasonova Bronze nib handle

$6.00 each

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1x Ornasonova Bronze handle

Ornasonova Gilt/Golden nib handle
Ornasonova Gilt/Golden nib handle

$6.00 each

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1x Ornasonova Gilt handle

Ornasonova Bronze Fat grip nib handle
Ornasonova Bronze, FAT grip nib handle

$7.20 each

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1x Bronze handle FAT grip

Ornasonova Gilt/Golden Fat grip nib handle
Ornasonova Gilt/Golden, FAT grip nib handle

$7.20 each

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1x Gilt handle FAT grip


The Tachikawa T-25 Nib Handle.

Tachikawa handle
Tachikawa T-25 Dip Handle

$11.40 each

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1x Tachikawa T-25 Dip Handle

The Japanese "Tachikawa" has a thick round wooden handle, hence it is very comfortable for long use when writing or drawing. Made to suit Manga cartoon drawers, it actually has dual nib slots.
Tachikawa slots

The larger takes most standard size nibs and the smaller slot takes drawing nibs like the Brause 66ef, Gillott 659 or the Nikko mapping nib. # Both slots are nylon/plastic (non-rusting) and have a nice firm grip on inserted nibs.
Retail price $11.40 each

For those who worry about which nibs fit this holder/handle, please see the following lists based on our tests.


All Wood - Double Ended Nib Handle.

Wood Double Ended Handle
Wood Double Ended handle

$5.80 each. CHEAP...

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1x Wood Double Ended Handle
An 'ALL WOOD' varnished Double Ended nib handle. Simply turn the handle around to use your other FAVOURITE nib in the other end. The all wood construction has 2x slits for standard size nibs cut into each end of the handle, similar to the Brause 6 sided all wood double ender, but this one is a ROUND handle & 15cm long. The handle takes most standard size nibs, # some brands will need more insertion force if the nib slot metal is not even.
Retail price $5.80 each


William Mitchell Multi-purpose Nib Handle.

Wm Multi Handle
William Mitchell multi handle Large

$9.00 each

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1x William Mitchell multi handle Large
The standard William Mitchell "three sided" handle, model No.53. This has a fat handle for easy holding, with the 3 sided feature allowing it to sit comfortably between thumb, forefinger & large finger. The metal spring nib socket is very well built, the handle takes most standard size nibs and all the Mitchell Italic nibs, etc, plus the extra large nib sizes like "Poster", "Script" and "Scroll" sets.
Retail price $9.00 each


William Mitchell Multi-purpose Nib Handle-small.

Wm Multi Handle Small
William Mitchell multi handle-small

$5.20 each

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1x William Mitchell multi handle-small
The smaller version William Mitchell "three sided" handle, model 52c. The 3 sided feature allows it to sit comfortably between thumb, forefinger & large finger. The cheaper plastic nib socket is well built, this handle takes all the standard Mitchell Italic nibs, etc.
Retail price $5.20 each


Bamboo (varnished) Nib Handle with Gilt ferrule & slide-out nib clip.

Bamboo handle with gilt ferrule
Bamboo With Gilt Ferrule

$7.00 each

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1x Bamboo with Gilt Ferrule
A (solid) Bamboo (varnished) handle, with a gilt ferrule/socket and slide-out nib clip. Made to look like an old style wood handle, such as those used in Banks & Post Offices.
# It can take any standard nib.
Retail price $7.00 each


SPECIAL TUBULAR Mapping Handles.

Gillott #51b TUBULAR Drawing & Mapping handle.

William Mitchell mapping handle
Gillott Mapping Handle

$4.45 each

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1x Gillott Mapping Handle
A small plastic handle, made to load Gillott Drawing & Mapping family of nibs, having its own size of socket.
# The Gillott 659 is a small tubular nib that will ONLY fit the William Mitchell/Gillott 51b handle, this is a legacy from the old days, call it a unique feature!.
Retail price $4.45 each


Rexel Reversible Handle with Gillott 659.

Gillott 659 nib & handle
Rexel Handle Gillott 659 set

$6.80 each

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1x Rexel Handle Gillott 659 set
The REVERSIBLE handle feature for this Gillott 659 nib, makes the nib storable inside the barrel of the handle, while the nib is not in use. A Super soft, very fine tip sketching nib. Use as a drawing or mapping nib only. (This is our most popular extra fine nib as it is used in Pathology Labs)
The set is AUD$6.80 each.



Speedball/Hunt "Crowquill" Drawing & Mapping nib handle.

Hunt mapping nib handle
Hunt Crow quill Handle

$3.80 Cheap Price each

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1x Hunt Crow quill Handle
A Speedball/Hunt plastic handle, designed to take the Hunt range nibs 102, 107, 108. These TUBULAR nibs will only fit in Hunt's special mapping/drawing nib handle, known as the 9452.
Retail price $3.80 each


  Last minor update June 2017