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What Size 146 Nib?


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#21 pipmontano

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:30

Hello everyone. I hope you can provide me with some wise words as to which nib grade to choose. I have a Montblanc 149 with an M nib and I am interested in getting a 146 Solitaire. I tried the 146 testers in a local MB shop and to my surprise, the 146 M tester produced lines that are similar to that of an F nib. On the other hand, the 146 with a B nib wrote like my 149 with an M nib. This got me confused. I just don't know if such was a result of the ink they used (Mystery Black) or the quality of the paper they use for these testings, which I assume to be MB paper. Anyone here with a similar experience? Now, I am not sure about which suits me best. 



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#22 Chrissy

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:35

Generally speaking, if you want a finer nib than the one you have, then try a F. If you want a broader nib then try a B.

 

If you buy the pen brand new, then you have the opportunity to exchange the nib for free for up to 6 weeks if it's not to your liking.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:33

Do what I once did, get one of these :o

 

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 16:36

Lol. thats one way!

 

Plan B is to know what you want and have a nib meister do it.

Meaning: get a B, and then have it "narrowed" to the width you want on a certain paper and ink.



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 14:23

Lol. thats one way!

 

Plan B is to know what you want and have a nib meister do it.

Meaning: get a B, and then have it "narrowed" to the width you want on a certain paper and ink.

 

That is a solution I have used in the past when the nib lacks a certain 'something' and I find it hard to bond with.

 

I have, in the past, sent pens over to the USA to get them sorted out but now use the services of a UK based nib tuner.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 18:20

This is my 146 OBB, MB Lavender ink. I simply love this nib! My favorite pen and nib!

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