Hey folks, I'd like to get some advice on nib sizes and pairing with writing style. I've always been a "F" kind of guy, but recently bought a Pelikan M200 with a "B" to try out. At first, I hated it... it had far too broad a line with WAY too much ink flow (Waterman Intense Black). On Clairefontaine 90g paper, it was tolerable, but on any cheap paper, it was dreadful how much feathering and bleed-through I got. Not to mention the closing up of many of my letters (a, o, e, etc). It was also skipping/hard-starting and I think had a single-cheeked baby's bottom thing going on (confirmed upon magnified inspection).
So, I got out my nail buffer pad and went to work adjusting things how I wanted (I think making it a little finer), and getting rid of the skipping. It's much more of a pleasure to write with now, but is still much more broad and wet than what I'm used to (mostly Lamy Safaris and Al-Stars).
Alright, here's the question. Does this broad nib seem to pair OK with my writing size/style (see scan below), or should I stick with F or M? My print is a little smaller and definitely puts down a wetter line (maybe I should have included a sample of that too...). Let me know what you all think, as I'll hopefully have an opportunity to buy a finer nib, if necessary, on an upcoming trip to the UK.
Edited by Grwilliams86, 08 December 2013 - 10:41.