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|Posted By: Cat Hubbard|
Posted On: Feb 18, 2002
Actually, one of the joys of having multiple favorite pens is the variety of nib types one can turn to, depending on whim and purpose. Given time and comfort, I prefer shaded writing to a monoline. If I want to write with something like a Copperplate/Spencerian style, I'll chose a nib that's as fine and flexxy as possible. I also greatly enjoy shading produced by smooth-writing stubs and cursive italics, and since I have light touch, I can get away with (and enjoy) flexiness there too--sometimes with a fine point, sometimes with up to a BB. But if I'm all business, planning to take notes at top speed, I'll turn to my ultra-reliable Pelikan M800 with a plain, medium, very smooth nib. So really, the short answer is: "It depends."
|Posted By: Stephan Thirmeyer|
Posted On: Nov 9, 2002
|RE: RE: RE: nib preferences|
I agree to your statement: It depends! I have not been in the collecting business for too long but so far I have 8 Pelikans (vintage and modern) as well as 8 waterman, 2 parkers and a Sheaffer. I use my new M400 for everydaywriting. It has got a two-tone M-Nib which I adore as I do with nearly all Pelikan nibs. For Highlighting I use a tortoise-shell very-old-style 400 and a M200 both with M-Nibs, which I find most comfortable for everyday writing. But when it comes to jotting down a signature under a letter I normally refer to my vintage-department: Either I use my 400NN with a flexxy M-Nib or my 1929 100. This is a very special pen since its original nib got replaced by a Matador 14k which is close to being a "wet noodle". Now it would require much more practise than I have to handle such a nib in everyday writing but if I have time to sign a document this pen is first choice!
Greetings from good ol' Germany :-)