Edited by GClef, 21 June 2011 - 19:51.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 19:48
Posted 21 June 2011 - 20:24
Posted 21 June 2011 - 20:29
The entire page is from the soft fine.
Thanks for the nice review and picture. Were all of the words written with the Fine nib? If so, I'm amazed at the line width with heavier pressure. I just ordered a Falcon with Medium nib and am now wondering if I should have gone Fine!
I have not tried the soft medium, but I did read somewhere that it is much smoother than this fine, which is toothy if you don't find the sweet spot, which in my case took a lot of practice. And I still misplace it sometimes.
Edited by GClef, 21 June 2011 - 20:29.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 21:45
Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:03
I bought a second hand medium Falcon that I'll never sell. It's on the verge of being a noodle (a semi-noodle?). It doesn't snap back as quickly as my modified FA but its really easy to go from very fine out to very broad and back (I use dry inks in it).
Posted 22 June 2011 - 13:56
only if the nib was rotated too much while writing, or with some types of writing,
not rotated correctly.
I also found you have to use the correct inks with the Falcon to get what you want
out of the pen. Aurora inks really seemed to make the Falcon glide in normal everyday
writing but if you were someone who wrote with a lot of flair, you would want a drier ink.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 16:22
Posted 20 July 2011 - 14:27
I also have the resin falcon with soft nib which I got from Pendleton after he worked on it and got it down to a .70mm. (NOTE: no association with Pendledton). The work on the nib was excellent and it flexes more with plenty of variation in the line. I may sell it as I am not that concerned with my style and this pen is all about style. I think someone else could really put it to good use. It is fun to write with and for me, I'd be pulling it out every so often for the fun factor.
in any case, the Falcon pens are definitely good value, fun, solid writers, and in the hands of a good penman (as you can see) a real treasure!
Thanks for the review! Please post more!!!!!
Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:00
Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:06
Don't be fooled with the sample. This is not a flex nib...it's hardly even a semi-flex, but like the nib marking shows, it's a "soft" nib, with the ability to open with the right pressure.
Thanks for the review. Showing writing using different amounts of pressure on a 5mm grid is very illuminating. Given how many have said the Falcon cannot compare to vintage flex, I am surprised that there is noticeable line variation even under low pressure (like!). Even more of a surprise is that among the small letters ("Here's a review..."), presumably done under the lightest of pressure, there still appear to be variation in line widths and ink flow (not sure I quite like that).