Posted 12 April 2013 - 23:37
After using my 823 F and B, I decided to add a M. This time, a clear model. I have not yet decided on what ink I should use with this clear model. My current inks in rotation are: Tsuki-yo, Shin-kai, Kon-peki, Asa-gao, Yama-budo, Tsukushi, MB Black, Diamine Denim & Visconti Green. I think I have almost all of Iroshizuki inks; so, I welcome your suggestion.
Compared to the black and brown models, this clear model is, well, very clear and transparent, with a proper amount of design accents to look too blandly clear. When I load a 823 with ink, I can cleary feel the weight of ink in the pen, which I like. This added weight will make the pen more balanced around the mid section.
The M is very smooth based on my initial dip test. As some other FPNers commented, there is a quite a noticeable jump from F to M in terms of the line width. Both F and M nibs can be used for daily note taking. The 823's B nib (which is more like an M on Pelikan or MB) is a little too wide for my normal daily writing (but, I can readily use a B nib for signing documents and doing some quick scribing).
Here are a few comparioin photos with an Aurora demo.
Edited by Pen2009, 12 April 2013 - 23:57.
My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)