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Raven pen

By omegaptera
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It's made of big raven feather, copper wire, leather. Custom work.

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Image details
Image size
3000x2000px 1.39 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 650D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Feb 28, 2012, 11:47:52 PM
Sensor Size
13mm
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Comments98
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Daeaye's avatar
How did you fix the nib to the feather? Is it in a nib-holder beneath the leather, or have the two been fixed together directly?
It's really freaking pretty ♥
omegaptera's avatar
The nib was simply soldered to copper stud (base). This is very old variant. I've made nib holder for changeble nibs in late pens.
dhroch's avatar
Would you consider making this as a commissioned pen?
omegaptera's avatar
You mean to order? I think I can. Some years passed so some parts may be little differ but I think whole pen will be even better. Please send me a note to continue discussion.
Panracu's avatar
Wonderful Oops! 
Honnoh's avatar
Excellent workmanship. 
JonzTheS's avatar
I write everyday, usually use a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen, but I could see using something like this instead if the nib was fine enough and not too overflowing with ink when you wrote with it.  I wonder.. could a fountain pen nib be somehow installed into a feather setup like this to use daily and refill.. would be amazing, but I don't know the size of this from looking at it.  The ink refill could fit up inside the part where the leather is maybe.. this got my mind going.
omegaptera's avatar
Good idea. I've done ballpen with changeble Parker refill. So may be done something for Pilot pen. I think. Anyway it's interesting =)
tk8541's avatar
Amazing. I love the wire work! 
omegaptera's avatar
It's too far from now but this quill is still one of my best, thanks!
Saddust's avatar
Just awesome !
omegaptera's avatar
Thank you! I want to make more quills like this.
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addisonphill's avatar
oh my. What I would do to get something like this..
omegaptera's avatar
Here will be new pens like this soon:D (Big Grin) 
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leopardbreath's avatar
stunning! Truly beautiful art :)
omegaptera's avatar
I'm glad, thank you!^^
ClassJester's avatar
"Quoth the Raven-Nevermore".  Beautiful pen, it has a steam punk feel.  I would buy it if you could make me one while I was standing beside you (Mail system would ruin the feather).  However, this picture gives me excellent inspiration for a working model.  So I must thank you.  
Keep on your good work, I will now go browse the rest of them.
omegaptera's avatar
I'm very glad it so! Thank you!
PriestessXhexania's avatar
This is really beautiful. I love the metal around the feather. Pretty cool. You did a great job.
omegaptera's avatar
I'm very glad, thank you!
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