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The Bestest, Fastest, Smoothest Fine Point?


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#1 Hobiwan

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:07

Since I started out as a kid writing with a 2668 medium, I've kinda stuck with mediums all these years. OK, so I'm a Taurus and not used to changing my ways easily. But lately I've decided to try out Fine for a change.

So I'm asking you "fine-pointers" out there, which of the Esty fine nibs you think is the best. I write with a light, fairly fast hand, so I need something smooth enough and flowy(?) enough to not skip or hiccup when I make sweeping, fancy pretentious swirlys in my writing.

I know, I should try them all, but I don't have a lot of time for experimentation (lame excuse for being lazy). B)
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:45

My favourite would have to be the 9556, but that's on regular paper. On really smooth paper, I prefer a little more tooth, so I like my 2556 nib on Rhodia paper. I'm a fan of finer nibs, but the 9550 just doesn't do it for me, I don't know why. It doesn't feel smooth, or nice or catch my attention.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 19:09

Agree with the 9556 recommendation, and I also like my 9450.

#4 Hobiwan

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:55

Thanks, guys. 9556 is where I'll start.
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