You don't like Opera?
Have you seen the vintage MB videos that were on this com, all of them sang.
I have no singers.
But check out the videos, to see if your's is "normal" good or bad.
Have you looked at Richard Binder's com, for articles on nibs? Perhaps he covers it there.
When a perfect
swing and bash sword has been made, it will sing for a period of time, until the metal fatigue of just swinging a sword in the air, slowly mutes, it.
Try smoothing it a brown paper bag. Circles, up and down, left and right and figure 8's for 15 seconds. A minute's worth of bag time should not hurt your pen.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 27 June 2010 - 22:34.
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.