Sharing Shakespeare's Story
Inkhorn or Penner
An inkhorn is a small, portable container for ink. Originally an inkhorn was made from horn or leather and it could have been used together with a penner. Such items were the tools of Shakespeare’s trade. In the play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ the character Dogberry says:
Go, good partner, go, get you to Francis Seacole
Bid him bring his penand inkhorn to the gaol: we
are now to examine these men.