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M1000 Nibs. Smoothness And Spring.

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#1 Cyclopentadiene

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:43

Hi all! I was fortunate enough yesterday to be able to go to the penfriend store up in London. I've had my eye on either a M800 or M1000 for some time now, but needed to hold one in hand in order to see their build quality etc. Seeing some nice shiny photos on here doesn't quite do the job on deciding  when there's £300/£400 at stake!

Anyway, I tried out a bold nib on a m1000 and was surprised by its softness and wonderful smoothness. Unfortunately they didn't have an fine on a m1000 so couldn't compare. 

 

Does anyone have both nibs? if so what are your opinions on which line size is more soft.

 

P.S. I'm aware that Pelikan don't intend on making a flex nibs per se, but their softness is an interesting feature. 


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#2 Russ

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:21

I have had both.  Softness was the same on F and B.  The only difference is width.

 

Smoothness will depend not on width alone but on quality of the smoothing work performed by either factory, meister, or owner.  It goes without saying that a wide B has more surface area and will tend to be more glassy smooth than an XF or F.  Slippery smooth.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:40

Ask not for too much spring on an 18K nib.



#4 irrigger

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 16:05

I have tried both and settled on the fine for mine.  The bold was just too thick for my daily use.  But the fine is extremly smooth and "soft".  It creates enough line variation  if you tend to write with a heavier hand.



#5 Cyclopentadiene

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:13

I have tried both and settled on the fine for mine.  The bold was just too thick for my daily use.  But the fine is extremly smooth and "soft".  It creates enough line variation  if you tend to write with a heavier hand.

Excellent, thanks for the heads up :)  Fine nibs tend to have a greater use in my repertoire so I'll stick with what I know! 

 

Smoothness will depend not on width alone but on quality of the smoothing work performed by either factory, meister, or owner.  It goes without saying that a wide B has more surface area and will tend to be more glassy smooth than an XF or F.  Slippery smooth.

 

I'll keep those reminders in mind! Thanks for the help  :)



#6 MyPenNeedsInk

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 18:21

My M1000 is a fine and I enjoy only the slight pressure need to make a BOLD weight line for emphasis thanks to the nib spring/flex

 

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#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 15:53

I own two m1000s, they are indeed formidable pens for the money


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