Hello, Edison pen users! (Or Edison nib users, if you're into Frankenpens---for the purpose of my question, it works just as well.) I think we've all read about Brian Gray's standard steel nib offerings---a nib with a "7/10" flow, wet-writing with a "touch of feedback".
So, I've been reading reviews of this "7/10 flow/wetness" nib. Some find it suitably smooth and wet, others consider the feedback a bit distracting.
I'm on the verge of getting an Edison myself (extended Mina, with either a F or italic nib), but I've never had any experience with Edison nibs. What is this 7/10 nib like in comparison to other nibs? I'd like your feedback so I can decide whether I should ask for adjustments in flow before I place my order.
I know it's better to try the nib out first, and switch it later if I don't like it-----or send one of my pens directly to Brian so he can make a nib to match, but I thought I'd try to save some time/money this way. ^__^
Here are my personal experiences:
1) I have a Visconti Rembrandt with an M nib that, to me, epitomizes the ultimate writing experience---not too smooth to be slippery, but with enough "resistance" to make me aware of the paper. And it's quiet. Very quiet. I love it to pieces. (I suspect the weight of the pen counterbalances the smoothness/slippery quality of the nib, but whatever the case, it writes like a dream.)
2) I've tried a friend's Lamy 2000 with a M nib---equally quiet nib, but WAY too slippery and wet for me. Writing with it was like cruising through buttercream (fun!), but the lack of control annoyed me after the first few minutes.
3) I don't like "noisy pens". My MB (M nib), for example, has wonderful flow but you can always "hear" it against the paper when it writes (unless I use lubricating inks). This is, of course, comparing it with the Visconti on the same paper with the same inks.
Also, is there any notable difference between Edison's regular steel and two-toned steel nibs (besides the appearances, of course)?