Glossary of Paper Terms for Fountain Pen Users

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This glossary by B. H. Bentzman is included here with the author’s kind permission.

I have attempted to collect words concerning paper that might be of use to fountain pen users; and, in an attempt to emulate other scholars, I have as often as not plagiarized from other glossaries. This is a living glossary and I will consider any new inclusions, or for that matter deletions.


K
kozo This is an Asian plant, the mulberry, harvested annually for its strong fibers by the Japanese and Koreans. The inner bark of the shoots of the mulberry produces long fibers that do not shrink or expand, and they make very strong and absorbent shrinks. Properly prepared, it can be fountain pen friendly, but most is not because the Asian tradition is to write with a brush.

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