Many folks complain how very, very wide a Pelikan nib writes and they are using the wettest Noodlers they can find ..........and today many Noodler's users consider Waterman a dry ink.
(((Hummm no wonder some folks like extra skinny Japanese nibs....they are using super wet make a nib twice as wide Noodlers.... )))
Back in the Old Days ....before Noodles became so popular, Waterman inks was the Wet Ink that one used with a dry pen to make it more enjoyable.
It's what one 'grew up' with....Noodlers instead of other brands....or those folks with the very big.....Large Pens, considering them 'normal'.....and normal pens the standard sized ones, too small ...in they grew up with pens to clunky to post....refuse to post a pen designed to have great balance posted.....
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.