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#1 itsrainingpens

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:18

Here are some short writing samples from pens ground into some form of italic nib. Unfortunately, one of my pens, ground by Greg Minuskin, is still in Italy for repair.

 

I have to say, the colours aren't as vibrant as they are in real life.

 

I hope you like it! 

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#2 barleycorn

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:42

That's quite the collection of pens.  Since there has been some discussion of late about Cursive Italic nibs.  Do you have a favourite pen or a top three maybe?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:45

This is really nice as I have recently developed a growing affection for stubs and italics (waiting for my Lamy 1.1 nib to arrive today).

Love your colour choice too!

Judging from the pic, I like the Waterman a lot. I was tempted to buy the factory stub but I haven't heard so much good about the Carène itself. How is yours behaving?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:26

That's quite the collection of pens.  Since there has been some discussion of late about Cursive Italic nibs.  Do you have a favourite pen or a top three maybe?

 

From those, I'd have to say my top three include the Elegancia, Olympio/Orpheo, and either the Magellan or the Carène. I just got the Pelikan CI nib, and I'm liking it more and more. It might be in my top three at some point.

 

This is really nice as I have recently developed a growing affection for stubs and italics (waiting for my Lamy 1.1 nib to arrive today).

Love your colour choice too!

Judging from the pic, I like the Waterman a lot. I was tempted to buy the factory stub but I haven't heard so much good about the Carène itself. How is yours behaving 

 

 
I got the Carène second hand, and it had slight skipping issues. I decided to get it ground, and I have been very happy with it!

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:27

Whoops. Double post 


 


Edited by lovementos, 01 August 2013 - 07:31.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:50

Here are some short writing samples from pens ground into some form of italic nib. Unfortunately, one of my pens, ground by Greg Minuskin, is still in Italy for repair.

 

I have to say, the colours aren't as vibrant as they are in real life.

 

I hope you like it! 

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I recognise all the nibmeisters in your post with the exception of Daniel Smith. Does he work for himself?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 14:33

 

I recognise all the nibmeisters in your post with the exception of Daniel Smith. Does he work for himself?

 

Daniel/Dan Smith (from FPG) offers his services on his site. Just search for Dannzemann 



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 15:10

Here are some short writing samples from pens ground into some form of italic nib. Unfortunately, one of my pens, ground by Greg Minuskin, is still in Italy for repair.

 

I have to say, the colours aren't as vibrant as they are in real life.

 

I hope you like it! 

 

Really nice comparison, thanks for posting. I'm also a fan of cursive italics and its nice to know we have some good choices. And just an FYI , last time I talked with Greg Minuskin earlier this summer, he told me he no longer does cursive italic grinds, that now he does only stub or italic but nothing in between.



#9 itsrainingpens

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 20:49

My OMAS came back today! I Inked it up, and here's a sample:

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