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9048 And 9128 Flexibility Rumor

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#21 kushbaby


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 19:12

I have three or four 9128 nibs (they were all NOS as I recall). They vary A LOT in their flexibility (as do Waterman flexible nibs). None are wet noodles (but "flexible" does not necessarily mean "noodle"). But all will do what a nice flexy Waterman 52 with a extra fine flexible nib will do - with some pressure, line will vary from very thin to wider for a nice thin-ish Copperplate effect. It's nice. Since I write with a light hand, I have to work at it a little harder with several of them. But the one I have decided is my favorite? Well, as Goldilocks said, is "just right". :cloud9:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:55

Well, FWIW, I've just come into possession of a 9788 nib in the last few days. I don't have any experience with a proper 'wet noodle', and I guess you could say the only 'flex' I've spent any time with is a Noodler's pen (the new model that came out a few weeks ago).

But compared to about five other Estie nibs I have, this one is rather remarkable in the amount of flex it exhibits, and - at least with mine - it isn't being done with undue force or pressure. I may still have to do some feed cleaning and tweaking, but it has been a very pleasant surprise in my current fascination with sashaying through a number of different Esterbrook nibs. Definitely fun to write with!
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 01:00

The only difference I can tell is that the 9048 is listed as a shading nib and the 9128 is listed as a find flex nib.
REF: http://snyderfamily....t/estienibs.htm
PS: Hope this little bit of info finds it's way in helping someone in someway.

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:53

Yeah, rebar flexes too.

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