My first review so please be gentle. The photos are from a smartphone so not the best quality.
I will try not to duplicate the reviews made by other users:
Another Pilot Custom 823 Review!
Pilot Custom 823 Medium 14K Nib
Pilot Custom 823
I will instead "try" to focus on the nib that came with this 823. It is a #15 SU (stub) nib. Ink is Waterman Blue-Black on Life Noble Memo paper (personal favorite). Pilot pens look bland and boring on the outside but they do have a wide selection of nibs. And that is what matters to me.
The nib is smooth out of the box and doesn't catch on the papers that I use (Life and Rhodia). It's noisy on paper but not scratchy. It is a wet writer. This specific nib has some springiness into it. Nib and feed is friction fit into the section so maintenance is easy.
The biggest nib that I have is a #10 MS (music) so I wrote with both pens to show the differences between the two.
Closer look at my bad penmanship (and showing the lines drawn by these nibs). Normal speed on a table.
The #15 SU is wide but not as wide as the supposedly smaller #10 MS.
2 blue lines from SU with pressure. 1 blue line from SU with normal pressure.
2 red lines from MS with pressure. 1 red line from MS with normal pressure.
The SU nib width is around 1mm.
I like the SU because I can get the line variation I want without using the wide MS. I like this nib better than the B nib on an MB149. I write my journal on a small B6 notebook so space is at a premium.
(Note: photo taken with page not totally flat)
I hope you will this useful.
(edit 1: added link from jandrese)
Edited by sessyargc, 25 November 2011 - 19:08.