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#1 nm4

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 23:01

These pens are available NOS from Teri at Peyton St. Pens...I figured since they're still available some might enjoy a review. Teri's service is second to none.

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The only truly negative thing I can say about this pen is that after using it many of my other fountain pens seem utterly boring!

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:22

I reviewed my new Symphony yesterday too! These are fantastic little pens! Mine is a broad nib, but it has some stubby-ness to it as well. Very nice!
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:41

Ah Darn... no more flex stubs left in stock. Maybe I should just try to grind one of my Noodler's flex pens?

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:04

These pens are available NOS from Teri at Peyton St. Pens...I figured since they're still available some might enjoy a review. Teri's service is second to none.

Eversharp Stub.jpg

The only truly negative thing I can say about this pen is that after using it many of my other fountain pens seem utterly boring!

Cheers,
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Would you mind elaborating a bit on what you mean by 'fussy about nib orientation/demanding'? Just curious.

And definitely, they are wonderful, expressive nibs. Vintage: a not-to-be-missed experience for the flex-inclined.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 21:16

What I meant is one must pay particular attention to keeping the nib oriented correctly because it has a small sweet spot. If you change the angle of your hand or rotate the pen even very slightly it won't write quite as well. Also, skipping on upstrokes can be an issue if I write too quickly.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 21:26

What I meant is one must pay particular attention to keeping the nib oriented correctly because it has a small sweet spot. If you change the angle of your hand or rotate the pen even very slightly it won't write quite as well. Also, skipping on upstrokes can be an issue if I write too quickly.

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As such, a potential buyer may want to consider the B nib instead. It is also slightly stubby, and I've found it is much more forgiving to nib position and orientation. I use two different writing styles, and my B nib works well with both.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 21:28

What I meant is one must pay particular attention to keeping the nib oriented correctly because it has a small sweet spot. If you change the angle of your hand or rotate the pen even very slightly it won't write quite as well. Also, skipping on upstrokes can be an issue if I write too quickly.

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Ah, I see. Thanks very much for more detail. Makes me wish we had a videophone message board, like the Jetsons! LOL Would
love to see people writing with their wonderful pens.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:06

Is there another known source of these with Flexible Stub nibs? Peyton Street seems to be out for now....

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:28

Jon to be totally honest I also have an EF and I enjoy that pen a little more because the actual line variation from flex is much more noticeable than with the stub. That said, my EF is not very smooth despite adjusting the tines carefully. Personally I think the sweet-spot for this range of pens is probably an F or M nib...they should be smooth enough for regular use yet narrow enough to really let the flex shine.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:05

True, M or F would work well i'm sure and have more line width variation due to flex. I already have a bunch of EF and F flex nibs. I don't happen to have any B or Stub nibs because they are harder to find. :)

So I'm going to buy a Broad Flex... but if you ever want to sell it... send me a PM and I might be in the market for it at that time. Who knows? :)

Edited by JonB55198, 13 September 2011 - 04:07.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 18:39

I have my Symphony inked with Waterman SSB and thought I'd show a photo of what the flexible stub nib looks like. I'm a long way from GClef's beautiful script, but this pen sure is fun!

Nice review, nm. I feel lucky to have one of these pens. DAVID

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 19:24

I don't have time for a writing sample right now (and my handwriting is terrible anyway...but I am working on it!), I got a F nib first from Teri, then I saw GClef's writing sample with the EF (his handwriting could sell anything ;) ), so I got one of those (it is even more flexy, possibly due to the finer nib size having slightly less metal???), then a Stub became available....then of course there were the new larger nibbed 917's which seem to be even slightly more flexy....
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 19:27

I'm a long way from GClef's beautiful script, but this pen sure is fun!


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 20:47

I have my Symphony inked with Waterman SSB and thought I'd show a photo of what the flexible stub nib looks like.


Nice writing sample! I ordered a B-nib symphony for myself. It has a bit of stubiness to it I've been told. It will be interesting to see what it can do :)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:16

As such, a potential buyer may want to consider the B nib instead. It is also slightly stubby, and I've found it is much more forgiving to nib position and orientation. I use two different writing styles, and my B nib works well with both.


Shay,
Would you be so kind as to post a writing sample that demonstrates how much line width variation comes from the B-nib without flexing it. In other words, using light pressure, can you make some vertical and horizontal strokes. I, too, ordered a B-nib and I'm wondering exactly how much of a stub it is :)
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:33

As such, a potential buyer may want to consider the B nib instead. It is also slightly stubby, and I've found it is much more forgiving to nib position and orientation. I use two different writing styles, and my B nib works well with both.


Shay,
Would you be so kind as to post a writing sample that demonstrates how much line width variation comes from the B-nib without flexing it. In other words, using light pressure, can you make some vertical and horizontal strokes. I, too, ordered a B-nib and I'm wondering exactly how much of a stub it is :)
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Can do. Give me just a few minutes.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:41

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So it's not super stubby, but not totally round either. The first is not even held in a pen grip, so it is as light as I could get it.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:53

Jon and Shaylen, here is the same thing, with the stub nib, for comparison:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:58

Ask and ye shall receive! :thumbup:
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:19

Wow,

Shey and dcpritch, excellent pics for comparison! That was exactly what I had hoped for. Good job! :thumbup:

Question: Do you think I could modify my B-nib one day to be more stubby? I know that it is possible to grind finer, but not possible to made it broader, right? Therefore, I am afraid it cannot be modified to make it stubbier. It could possibly be made into a flex Cursive Italic, right? By the nature of CI nibs, it would have more line variation than the B nib :) Thoughts?

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