Amber you really need a Geha 725, in semi-flex F...which it mostly is....1000% more classy than that MB.
Costs @ €100 by Penboard.de.
Now that I got mine cheaper €50 ....during the last World Cup in South Africa, where those with money were there and those with out lost it betting on England...well I paid €50...the next week I saw for the first time two go for €25...
this is not really a good picture of it. It does show how sleek it is but not how two flat gold disks on the ends, or simple lines in the clip, take it from ordinary to total classic. Two little rolled gold disks on both ends.
with permission of Penboard.de...in they make better pictures than I.
My Virgina Woolf is fancier but not as classic.
The black and gold classic tapered thin 725 medium-large rates in my top five for beautiful, is one of my three perfect balanced pens, has a semi-flex F....which is normal in this pen...I have seen M listed..would get even if it is a match for my pen model limit.
It has rolled gold trim.
Amber that is a pen for court....or any signatures one must make professionally.
Geha set out to catch MB with this pen...did easily...and stomped MB into a mud puddle with it. No MB of the ilk is as classic. Those of MB that is similar...just don't have the pure looks or balance...true of this type I only have a MB 320...to long, not so well balanced, no gold disks on top and bottom....well a 320 is a third tier pen, that looks it vs this pen. ..the MB is not an ugly pen, it just lacks the sleek tapered perfection of the Geha 725.
Just tapered is not quite doing it perfectly. ...It is a light and nimble pen.... True words....all.
IMO it stomps any fat clumpy torpedo shaped 146-9 into the ground with it's sleek perfection.
Truly, IMO one of the top five pens ever made. ...was just as expensive as an MB back in the day too. It was a 360 DM- $90 dollar pen when a good rolled gold trimmed Snorkel could be had for @ $18-22. ..70-90 DM....Hell then before the P-75 no American pen cost any where as much...in a P-75 could be had for $22-25. or 90-100 DM...
Yes it matched the best MB. ...hell of a lot prettier, a world class pen. ...take out of cup...scribble.
Go for it Amber, take it off your taxes as professional need.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 10 April 2014 - 19:40.
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.