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Which Is Your Best Nib? The Nib With Which All Others Are Judged? One Nib To Rule Them All?

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#81 dmourati


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:56

Sailor fine nib from Mottishaw.   :thumbup:

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#82 wetnoodlepens



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:57



I probably have a hundred or so nibs that would be described like that, maybe far more.


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#83 mhtawfiq


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 13:54

The OB nib on my Montblanc 24 is one of my favorites, its not flexy but its so soft and wet i cant help but smile whenever i write with it.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 18:08

I've swapped quite a few of my pens over to Broad nibs in the past few months. I'm still really liking the new Broad nibs from Sheaffer on my two Preludes. Very nice broad smooth wet lines. I have 3 Lamys with me today (a Vista, a Safari and an AL-Star), and the two pens with the silver broad nibs are quite good, however for some reason the black anodized Broad nib I put on the AL-Star has a bit more feedback than I'd like. I'm wondering if it is the black coating, although the nib tip seems to have been ground exposing a silver-y surface. I think I'm going to get another silver Broad nib to see if that pen writes like the other two.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 19:10

Probably my OB Pelikan 400. This is one of the earlier 400's with a double incised script Pelikan logo nibs with a nice amount of flex. This was also my first vintage Pelikan. Have several vintage Pelikan OM's but none quite produce the line variation as the OB.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 23:04

It used to be my unmodified Aurora Optima medium nib that came with the celluloid-warping Auroras. But then I am now writing with my Nakay broad nib modified by Mottishaw into a Cursive Italic, and wow! This is now the benchmark! Loads of character, the nib has.

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