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Speedball B-6 Nib Review


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#1 tommyss4l

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 17:09

The ink used came from my Think Geek Old Time Writing set, the ink sucks but its all I had, as stated I'll re-review when I have some proper ink, i.e. my Heart of Darkness.

Overall I can't say anything more now than I did in the review. It's an amazing nib, fast smooth and writes forever. If you guys can't read it let me know and I'll transcribe the text for you.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 17:44

I'm glad to see someone do a review of the Speedball B series nibs. I love how smooth they write. It's a great monoline nib! If you have the older 21st edition of the Speedball Textbook, it has a fun handwriting style for this nib called the "Speedball B Swing" on the bottom of p. 25 (the newer edition doesn't include it). Thanks for the review!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:36

No I don't have the book, but thanks for the tip. I really love the nib, I've drawn a bit with it but it's an amazing nib to write with.
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:11

Resurrecting an older thread here.  I came across my old Speedball B Swing lettering exercise from a 1994 calligraphy class.  It's so rare to hear anyone talk about the Speedball B nibs, which is why I remembered this one.  Calligraphers usually use the C-series nibs.  It's a shame few know about the B-series (there's an A and D series, too.)

 

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