- 0.2mm XXXF Needlepoint
- 0.3mm XXF Crisp Italic
I generally have tiny handwriting, but I was amazed at what I produced with such a fine point in my hands again. The below sample is a scan which is a little larger than actual size: (Note - My lowercase letters in the paper sample below are not much more than 1mm high.)
Here is an enlarged bit of scribble attempting to show the width of my new Binder nibs compared to some of my other nibs:
The 0.2mm Needlepoint is like using a Rotring Rapidograph technical drawing/drafting pen, but without the fear that I'll bend one of those tiny points. I can easily write very rapidly with this nib, and the lines are true hairlines.
The 0.3mm is a refreshingly challenging nib. It's sharp and touchy, and it lets me know when I write too quickly, but I can still go at a pretty nice pace with it. It's the definite favourite. For such a tiny point, the line variation is excellent.
These are steel nibs, bought to be used in my Pelikan Souveran M400 and Pelikan 250 / 200 pens. I’ll either buy further custom nibs to replace my original Pelikan nibs, or have them ground to a more suitable size.
Overall, I am extremely happy with these sweet little nibs and Richard’s excellent service!