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#21 sarahfar

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:06

hemingway OB LEFTOB iroshizuku Horsetail

 

 

and Flexible LOB Nakaya Decapod

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This is a Nakaya Left oblique

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This is all two, the Flexible LOB is the top line and swirl

followed by the left oblique and the bottom is s strait old Visconti spider with an 18K palladium fine....

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I am a little ready for bed after the ambient, but I hope this gives an idea......I think you see in my case you can get considerable clarity and improvement plus meaningful variation. I write to fast to do copperplate or spencerian but this will do me.....

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:51

I have a 1950s MB 146 with OBB nib.  It's perhaps a little finer than current OBB nibs, but I find it buttery smooth, wet, very easy to use and it offers quite a nice line variation.  You do need to have the nib aligned properly to the paper for it to work pleasantly, but that happens almost automatically if you just let it rest and glide.  I suspect I am a little prone to turning my pens to the left (counter-clockwise), so perhaps that's why I find it pretty easy to use.

 

The OBB is not suited to Palmer or Business Writing, anything small and scribbly. It lays down a pretty broad and wet line. I love it for headings, captions, cards etc. Quick notes, for which I do not like to use very fine nibs, work well, too.

 

Sorry, no OBB writing sample available. The two below are with an OB version of that pen. My OBB is wetter and a little more 'expressive' than this:

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 13:30

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(Montblanc 264 - OBB ..... Montblanc Oyster Grey)
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 14:07

personally i like Oblique nibs and my next montblanc purchase will be fitted with an O3B....Let's hope i'll like it ;)


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#25 meiers

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 17:14

THANK YOU!!!
I am so grateful for your thoughtful contributions.
The writing samples are a feast for the eyes.
And they are helping me decide.

Edited by meiers, 07 January 2014 - 19:31.


#26 Ghost Plane

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 19:48

personally i like Oblique nibs and my next montblanc purchase will be fitted with an O3B....Let's hope i'll like it ;)


With 2 149 OBB nibs, I dream of an O3B.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:11

I have a modern 149 with an OBB. Massive sweetspot as on the 146 and very smooth. My 146 with a BB offers more line variation and a thicker line
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:32

This early 1960 149 OBB has one of the most entertaining nibs in my collection.

 

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Edited by farmdogfan, 08 January 2014 - 12:58.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 19:14

I like the description of entertaining.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:30

personally i like Oblique nibs and my next montblanc purchase will be fitted with an O3B....Let's hope i'll like it ;)


I have a 149 with an O3B nib and I really like it. Also have a 149 B and OM. Somewhere on FPN I have examples of the O3B next to a sample from my 146 EF (it was in a thread about EF nibs).
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 23:56

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 00:18

i really really like obliques.. but they are not for everyone, this is definitely a case for try before you buy!



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 00:32

i really really like obliques.. but they are not for everyone, this is definitely a case for try before you buy!


What is your favorite oblique-nibbed pen?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 13:15

My favorite nibs are OBB.
Not only due to the slight line variation but mainly to the writing position which is most
comfortable for me.

My Montblanc OBB nib has a very sharp sweet spot. This requires a appropriate writing position.
Nowadays some OBB nibs are more ball-shaped to be more tolerant.
An therefore reduce customer complaints.....It must working out of the box, plug & play.

But due to this they loose also the OBB characteristic

Frankly speaking, I believe some people buy oblique nibs because they expect a huge
line variation, don't knowing that also a special writing position is required.

E.g. Pelikan 2013 OBB nib. vs Pelikan 1955 OBB nib

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And this is my MB OBB nib

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What I want to say is, that the cut of an OBB nib depends to the brand. I read often that
MB is known for their nice OBB cut. So if you really interested in an OBB nib, check the cut if
possible.

Btw. All my new Pelikan OBBs are regrinded.

Greetings
Thomas

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 17:54

what is the MB OM nib like?



#36 meiers

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 18:40

My favorite nibs are OBB.
Not only due to the slight line variation but mainly to the writing position which is most
comfortable for me.

My Montblanc OBB nib has a very sharp sweet spot. This requires a appropriate writing position.
Nowadays some OBB nibs are more ball-shaped to be more tolerant.
An therefore reduce customer complaints.....It must working out of the box, plug & play.

But due to this they loose also the OBB characteristic

Frankly speaking, I believe some people buy oblique nibs because they expect a huge
line variation, don't knowing that also a special writing position is required.

E.g. Pelikan 2013 OBB nib. vs Pelikan 1955 OBB nib

image.jpg

And this is my MB OBB nib

image.jpg

What I want to say is, that the cut of an OBB nib depends to the brand. I read often that
MB is known for their nice OBB cut. So if you really interested in an OBB nib, check the cut if
possible.

Btw. All my new Pelikan OBBs are regrinded.

Greetings
Thomas


Hi Thomas! I would love to see writing samples. Matt

#37 thott

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 20:38

Hi Thomas! I would love to see writing samples. Matt

 

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Greetings

Thomas



#38 meiers

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 21:24

Thank you, Thomas.
Is this a modern montblanc nib?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 22:03

Thank you, Thomas.
Is this a modern montblanc nib?

Hi Matt,

yes, the nib as it is shown above.

Greetings
Thomas

#40 meiers

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 17:22

what is the MB OM nib like?


That's a good question. Can anyone help us with it?






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