I don't know where to begin. Let me start from afar. Imagine the Aurora Italic nib. Imagine an oblique version that is cut at an angle comfortable to hold (for a right-handed person), an angle that rests the tip naturally against the paper in a relaxed position. Now, imagine the "corners" of this nib, where it is cut, are slightly smoothed to make the nib positively glide over paper on a trail of wet Montblanc Racing Green ink. And, imagine a hairline horizontal juxtaposed with a double-broad vertical. Yes, it is beyond stub. It is quite frankly in its own league. This is, for all intents and purposes, a MB factory almost-cursive-Italic-double-broad nib, designed for fast writing and executed in perfect smoothness.
Quite happy with the whole writing experience, I am getting used to the nib and these are my initial reactions. Oh, you might wonder what pen sports such an interesting nib. I'll leave it a mystery, for now, but it is a modern Montblanc pen.
Here are some writing samples. This was quickly written, a bit messy and photographed with my phone (!) camera, as opposed to properly scanned, but it's a good estimate. I'm still messy with the OBB nib and this particular sample seems even worse than my other writing.
And here is the Aurora Italic. Much sharper and cleaner, but remember, this is a proper Italic nib. It's the same width as the Montblanc OBB!
I wanted to add a sense of scale, so here are first three lines written with Montblanc OBB, followed by Aurora Italic and Aurora Extra Fine:
Well, that's it for now.
Edited by MDI, 22 March 2009 - 18:26.