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What Size 146 Nib?


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#1 novarider

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 14:29

I am about to purchase a 146 platinum but I do not know if I should order a M or B nib. I do not have a boutique close to me so I cannot go try one in person. I am attaching a picture. I would like the 146 to write like my Pilot custom 823 B and my Pelikan M805 M(it's a rather broad medium). The TWSBI M is to narrow and is just for a size reference. 

 

 

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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 14:41

It looks like you might need a medium Montblanc 146 nib for that writing. If you get an opportunity to try one out in a boutique, I would also try a fine nib.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 15:24

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:23

Try the one that fits your handwriting the most


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#5 novarider

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:29

How would I do that? I don't have a boutique anywhere near me

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:05

I've had incredible difficulty finding MB standards for M, B, BB and such.  I did post a pic of several MB writing samples using a boutique B and BB and a questionable B.

 

I have two B's and both are different. One is measurably bigger than the other.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:36

Ok well which one is most likely to write like the Pelikan in my picture? My M805 medium nib is much more broad that the medium nib on my M215.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:52

My guess would be M, maybe B.

Perhaps the Montblanc Nib Sizes thread can help you: http://www.fountainp...izes/?p=1701647

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 22:09

This may help. Note that the EF, F and M nibs can be held at any angle to the paper but once you get to B and BB you must hold them perpendicular due to their stub characteristics.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:28

Go for the M. I think the B may be a bit too broad for what you want. 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 13:15

Does anyone have a B Pilot 823 and a B 146 that could do a quick wiring sample? I know every nib is different but it will at least give me an idea.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 16:21

the squares are 1/4 inch or 6.35mm in size.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 17:32

Go for the M. I think the B may be a bit too broad for what you want. 

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 17:34

The M writing I have seen looks to narrow. Like in the link that is a sticky.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:30

This may help. Note that the EF, F and M nibs can be held at any angle to the paper but once you get to B and BB you must hold them perpendicular due to their stub characteristics.

attachicon.gifMontblanc_Writing Instruments_Service Guide_US 11.jpg
attachicon.gifMontblanc_Writing Instruments_Service Guide_US 12.jpg
attachicon.gifMontblanc_Writing Instruments_Service Guide_US 13.jpg


Wonderful diagrams. I've never see these before and verifies the stub qualities of the B and BB nibs

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:49

On second thought, if you feel like the nib size is too close, you could always just order a B and regrind it smaller if you need to. 

 

However, I still think the M would suit you fine. I digress. :P



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:33

Does anyone have a B Pilot 823 and a B 146 that could do a quick wiring sample? I know every nib is different but it will at least give me an idea.


I have a B 823 and an M Collodi (essentially a 146) and a B 149. I know it's not what exactly what you are asking about, but I will post a scan of a sample of each tomorrow.
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:40

Here are a few writing samples from me.  I bought none of these pens new.  For the Montblancs I've relied on the seller to specify the nib size; they seem reasonable to me.  I have an MB Fitzgerald in B which behaves just like the 146 pictured below.  The Parkers were gifts, hardly used and then discarded by their previous owner. I doubt the 75 really is a medium (as its marking on the feed indicates), looks much more like a fine to me.

 

Anyway:

 

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The Duofold and 149 are great general purpose writers.  I gladly take them to the office.  The 146 / Fitz in B really are quite a bit wider and they show a stubbish character, which I like in a broad nib.

 

Sorry, no relevant Pelikan or Pilot to add to the mix.  The M800 EF and Falcon EF are a different game.


Edited by pmhudepo, 22 November 2013 - 08:45.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:40



Does anyone have a B Pilot 823 and a B 146 that could do a quick wiring sample? I know every nib is different but it will at least give me an idea.

See attached for Pilot 823 B vs. MB Collodi M and 149 B nibs.  Sorry I don't have a 146 B nib.  The Collodi is 146 sized as I understand it.

 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 19:03

Thank you very much! Based on that I need either a wide medium or a broad nib.

Edited by novarider, 22 November 2013 - 23:14.







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