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Re: How did people hold their pens?

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  • Madame du Pont
    Merci for the interesting information. Sometimes, it is the little things that make all the difference!! Adieu, Mme du Pont Stayner de silk Chateau du Merry
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 9, 2012
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      Merci for the interesting information. Sometimes, it is the 'little things' that make all the difference!!

      Adieu,
      Mme du Pont
      Stayner de silk
      Chateau du Merry Swan


      --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Ylaire Sainte Claire <ylairesainteclaire@...> wrote:
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      > Actually, this is a knife. This knife is held against the vellum while writing. A Pennsic, stop by guild Mirandola and talk to Ranthufr (Randy Asplund) about holding the pen and knife. He actually uses period tools, made by himself, and period grips. http://www.randyasplund.com/ his web page. A link of him holding both the pen and the knife. I believe the knife helps to hold the paper still without making smudges of oils (oils that could keep the ink from laying right) and to use as a guide of where to put the letter (like a kindergartner using a pointer finger on a line of text they are concentrating on writing). http://www.randyasplund.com/pages/article/schiff1.html
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      > He is an excellent source of information on authentic scribal tools, methods, paints, everything. He usually teaches a class or two at Pennsic in the Guild Mirandola tent. Also, there is an SCA Scribes and Illuminators yahoogroup where you might find others knowledgable on this subject.
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      > Ylaire Sainte Claire
      > Shire of Sylvan Glen, Æthelmearc
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