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#1 Publius1787

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 21:02

Here is a picture of three different nibs. Well, actually three of the same type of nibs in different finishes. My question is: Which one do you like best? I know that gold, silver, and gold/silver are the common choices so I thought I would switch things up a bit and see how it went. You get a pretty good idea of what the nibs look like though the subtle variation of the middle nib is pretty hard to catch on camera.

If I was actually putting these on my FP's I would be using heritance nibs. But I figure it is better to experiment on el-cheapo nibs rather then on the pricier ones.

We three nibs of orient are.jpg

All comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 21:11

Here is a picture of three different nibs. Well, actually three of the same type of nibs in different finishes. My question is: Which one do you like best? I know that gold, silver, and gold/silver are the common choices so I thought I would switch things up a bit and see how it went. You get a pretty good idea of what the nibs look like though the subtle variation of the middle nib is pretty hard to catch on camera.

If I was actually putting these on my FP's I would be using heritance nibs. But I figure it is better to experiment on el-cheapo nibs rather then on the pricier ones.


All comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking.

John



Hi John,

It is a matter of taste. I like the right one.
The middle one has a strange color. It is like a annealing color :-).

But I think the most important is, how it writes and which one you like
regarding writing color.

Btw, which manufacturer?

HNY
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#3 richardandtracy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 13:50

For me the rest of the furniture matters too. If it's silver coloured, then an all silver nib can be better. If the furniture is gold coloured, then an all gold or duotone nib looks OK.

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#4 Sasha Royale

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 19:54

I liked gold nibs, as a matter of practicality.
However, stainless steel is corrosion resistant, though ink
makers no longer use corrosives. Since it makes no diff,
I like the shiny white nib.

#5 Lloyd

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 21:19

I only like gold when the nib is solid gold. Otherwise, I prefer uncolored stainless (nib #3).
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 20:16

Though i appear to be rowing against the flow, the duotone/left hand nib is my general preference unless the pen demands the silver option.

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#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:28

foa a steel nib, go stainless brushed finish
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 14:28

The nib needs to suit the pen and any of the three options would look great on the right pen. That being said, I personally find most, but not all, pens look best with silver furniture.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 15:59

May be the tattoed punk in me, but I prefer the center nib. I do love my Invincia Stealths and their black nibs too though.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 16:08

personaly:the left one then right the middle
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:14

right, left, then middle. just my personal preference. if for sales, i suspect most probably would prefer the left one as it comes with some yellow gold color. i'm not a big fan of yellow gold color, and so i would prefer the right one.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:01

It depends on the pen, but is there any way to make a two tone out of the middle and right nibs. That would be quite different from what one usually sees.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:37

Personally I don't mind - it's how it writes that's important to me. If I had to make the choice, I'd gold for the silver/gold one.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 18:58

May be the tattoed punk in me, but I prefer the center nib. I do love my Invincia Stealths and their black nibs too though.


I agree with Ghostship, that middle nib is pretty unique. I would go as far as saying it's "steampunk" and would look great with the right body.

#15 Publius1787

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:33

Thanks for the replies. From all of the responses I guess that my best bet is to try to match the nib to the pen. It sounds simple… I hope it turns out that way. Posted Image

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 20:44


May be the tattoed punk in me, but I prefer the center nib. I do love my Invincia Stealths and their black nibs too though.


I agree with Ghostship, that middle nib is pretty unique. I would go as far as saying it's "steampunk" and would look great with the right body.



#17 paultyler_82

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 23:19

As some other poster's mentioned, the nib has to go with the pen. That having been said, that middle nib's gunmetal look is unique and would look stellar on the right pen. What is that finish, bluing?
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