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1.1 Mm For Daily Use?

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#21 Beckwith

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:16

I use my 1.1 stubs for everyday writing all the time. I typically use college-ruled paper to give you a frame of reference for the sizing.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:55

Amberleadavis, any reference point to the Goulet 1.1 nib? That's the only one I have. The Lamy looks like it may be a good candidate. I need to replace my matte black Safari anyways.

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:58

Hmm.... I think it helps more to see it in context of other pens.

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 16:21

Amberleadavis, any reference point to the Goulet 1.1 nib? That's the only one I have. The Lamy looks like it may be a good candidate. I need to replace my matte black Safari anyways.

I have a Goulet 1.5 and an Esterbrook 2284 Stub I will put comparisons up for you later this evening. I would do it now, but my Ahab (the Goulet 1.5) JUST ran out of ink :(

 

The Goulet nib is great by the way, and the line variation it gives is unreal.tumblr_n7fc226isG1sb8e3xo1_500.jpg


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:25

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:51

I use my Lamy 1.1 (both Vista and Joy, same nib in each) every day. I also use a true stub (the Lamy is closer to an italic, but smoother) in my Parker 51 that seems a little fatter than 1.1, and with cursive, or printing, it works beautifully. I also have a stub that may be a little larger than a 1.1 in a Sheaffer Snorkel and I use that one all the time for writing letters. (I've gone stub-crazy)

 

To give you an idea of size, though, if I use Rhodia grid paper, I write on every other line, and there's lots of room in between my lines of text. But if I try and write on every line, and this is pretty narrow, it does get crowded. But because it's Rhodia, I can print using my Lamy 1.1 and it's still readable. That's how crisp the Lamy nib is. 

 

1.1 is totally usable for every day. 



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:23

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Nice colours and avatar change!!!!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:33

Nice colours and avatar change!!!!

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:18

I love stubs and I use them every day for journaling. I write fast and too messy, and in all sizes. They still look lovely, regardless.

 

Here are the nibs, all next to eachother for comparison:

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Green: Lamy 1.5 (Not for everyday writing.)

Black: Goulet 1.1 (absolutely enormous. I'd give it 1.3 at least. Smooth as butter, though, and very easy to write with. Writes a little on the large side.)

Red: Lamy Safari 1.1 (highly recommended. I love this pen, I want several more)

Orange: Pilot M Caligraphy (probably .8 Dry as bones and thus sharp and cuts the page. Don't love this one.)

Blue: Twsbi Mini 1.1 (looks just a touch smaller than the lamy 1.1. Best pen in my collection.)

 

I'm either carrying my lamy safari or my twsbi mini every day.


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Twsbi Mini 1.1 --  Lamy Safari, charcol grey, 1.1 -- Pilot Plumix M Calligraphy --

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:38

I also tend to have smaller handwriting.  I love to use an italic nib.  I feel the 1.1mm is too large for me.  I have a Nemosine Fission with a .8mm nib that I like.  I also use the Prera calligraphy nib which is a .9mm.  I've tried the Nemosine .6mm and found it too fine for me, but you should test that size too to see which you prefer.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:20

Good for writing cards or signing, ghost plane will tell you it is among her fave nibs


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 15:38

can only agree with the 'sure you can' camp: since I've got my Lamy Al star with 1.1, I write with it all the time. Even fast note taking.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 19:51

I wrote as small as I could. That's rhodia dot pad paper, so you can compare the sizes.

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 21:27

The lamy 1.1 is definitely suitable for daily use. I use mine at work on occasion and never have any problems - that's whilst writing on rubbish paper half propped on whatever surface I can get!

Amber your Pendleton ground Twsbi looks like it is a fantastic writer, I am very jealous!

#35 amberleadavis

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 23:15

Even the regular 1.1 is GREAT.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 00:47

I'd recommend the TWSBI, I have the TWSBI Classic and it's a great everyday writer:

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