Well, as you can see this is a standard 1st model Scheaffer No Nonsense which seems to be familiar to many people here but this nib is unique as are the results. You're not seeing double, the nib lays down 2 lines at a time. Here it is
It has 2 breather holes and slits therefore 3 tines but instead of one thick vertical line (like a music nib) it lays down 2 lines. One of the lines is supposed to be thicker than the other. The left hand pair looked like they were aligned correctly when it arrived but did not write so I spread the tines a bit and pressed down a bit and the problem was solved. It is a challenge for me to keep both parts of the nib in equal contact with the paper as I write.
I bought the No Nonsense with a standard Fine nib from Peyton Street Pens and Teri was quite nice to deal with. I ordered the Triple Tine nib from Pendemonium along with a pen I'll review later. Both pen and nib were well packed and arrived on Monday; I had ordered them on Thursday night so my hat's off to both dealers for very speedy delivery. Both Scheaffer items were NOS and neither had it's original packaging but they were in good shape.
I can't see myself using the 3 tine nib often but my niece's birthday is coming up so I'll use it for her card. I'm sure I'll the use the pen with the fine nib at work.
I hope you'll all enjoy this post.
P.S. Has anyone tried the No Nonsense as an eyedropper? It looks like it would work and that would save me from having to get a converter.
Edited by Uncle Red, 20 July 2011 - 01:01.