Posted 29 August 2013 - 15:55
Im my experience, the Montblanc Classic (not Classique) has a really nice soft, maybe slightly flexible nib. I'm not sure of the MB Generation does too, but that was the successor to the Classic. Both are pretty cheap (for MB standards), because neither are particularly well known to FP collectors. It got my Classic for $99 on the Bay. The Classic is shaped more like a German pen from the 60s (Lamy 2000) rather than the classic cigar shape of the Meisterstuck series.
Modern Cross pens like the Apogee, Suavage and C-Series have very soft, springy 18kt gold nibs that actually produce nice line variation (those can be has quite cheaply, again, under-appreciated by the FP community).
I would also second the recommendation of the soft Pilot nibs. Very pleasant to write with. Platinum also makes soft versions of their nibs.
If you have money to burn you could take a look at OMAS. Their nibs from the 80s and 90s were great and their modern extra flessible nibs I hear are good as well.
Edited by Florida Blue, 29 August 2013 - 15:57.
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