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The Pilot E with music nib
Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:58
The brushed golden finish of the cap contrasts sharply with the bright, mirrorlike golden sheen of the clip. The clip itself isn't flat, but protrudes from the side, and in profile looks like the really long leg of a Rockette.
This was my first time to encounter such a filler. It has a small plastic(?) rubber(?) lever at the bottom. I thought it could be a cover (like those that come with the Capless) so I tried pulling it out. WRONG. The sac inside stretched and screamed, so I hurriedly released my hold and spent a few minutes reassuring my new pen that I would never do that again.
The nib is a fingernail-type nib, just like the ones on my Pilot Elites. It has two slits. And it flexes out a bit, so a downstroke can be slightly wider.
I'm sure this hole is there for some reason.
And finally, a writing sample! The Pilot E music nib lays down a sharper line than the Pilot Custom 74 equivalent. It also has thinner horizontal strokes. It has a little more "bite" when dragged across paper. It is also choosy with ink - this sample uses Cross black, but I got horrid feathering with black Quink (the version with Solv-x).
In comparison, a writing sample from the Pilot Custom 74 music nib. There is a tad less line variation with this compared to the Pilot E, and the edges feel rounder.
Posted 23 April 2006 - 03:35
My Platinum music nib does not flex at all.
All 3 are so smooth...like butter on a hot stove.
Love your handwriting!
Looking for interesting Sheaffer OS Balance pens
Posted 23 April 2006 - 04:12
Posted 03 June 2006 - 04:32
Pretty!! Nice nib!
Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 04:41