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I Need An Oblique Or Stub Calligraphic Fountain Pen

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#1 Blackmist

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 13:17

I've been trying to find a good, buttery, smooth, metal and especially long lasting oblique calligraphic pen, preferably one with a converter and classic design. I'm so into pilot metro but the nib is the normal one, the mundane one, and i hate the mundane one. I've been thinking about lamy joy but the design is very ugly for me. (Please note that, for me, i'm not trying to be offensive) the other way out is to customise the nib but $70 pen is too much for everyday writing.

By any chance, do you know the way out? I want a pilot metro with oblique nib (but if that's impossible, at least the italics or stub) or else, another pen with buttery and smooth oblique nib that won't make my wallet looks like it has been doing a strict diet.

I've seen sheaffer calligraphy set but it doesn't seem to be convincing. I've head manuscript's too but they said it's horrid. Maybe an interchangeable oblique nib that fits pilot's?

Ps. I actually wanted to do a simple scaled calligraphy with a fountain pen.

Edited by Blackmist, 18 August 2014 - 13:18.


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#2 Algester

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 13:27

I use Lamy logo <--- too officey like taste with a 1.5 Lamy nib.... else you might want to get the plumix which has the nib that can fit the metropolitan

infact I have almost all of Lamy's nibs but only 2 pens that can support the interchangable nibs a Vista and a Logo but I prefer the Logo more it also helps it was my first Lamy pen


Edited by Algester, 18 August 2014 - 13:28.


#3 da vinci

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 13:39

I dont have one, but the Parsons Essentials pens get good reviews - here for example

http://www.fountainp...l-fountain-pen/

I do have a Lamy Safari 1.1 stock nib which is excellent, a CS Winston with IM nib (pricey but excellent nib - very crisp) and several nibs ground by Oxonian to stubs which are brilliant.

I only have one oblique nib - an OBB on a MB 144. Thats great but I don't think my style of writing necessarily warrants an Oblique.

#4 Blackmist

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 14:15

Hi guys, thank you for the replies, though that it has been said that the plumix is scratchy, frequently, and since it's 'a now or never' buy, i really need to consider things thoughtfully.
Oh and another detail, do you know the brand that has the largest interchangeable nib pens? If those things exist, they might be the answer to the way out

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 15:57

There is the Rotring Art Pen which you may or may not like. I think other brands also have similarly designed calligraphy pens. If you are looking for something cheap, I've seen pens from a brand called "Online" in a Müller drugstore that had interchangable nib units and there were some quite cheap spare nib units (0.8, 1.1, 1.5 sold together in a package) for sale. Haven't tried them, so can't say how well they perform.

 

EDIT: I couldn't resist browsing around on their website and this set seems quite nice. I might even find myself an excuse to get it!


Edited by Venemo, 18 August 2014 - 16:22.


#6 da vinci

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 21:58

Hi guys, thank you for the replies, though that it has been said that the plumix is scratchy, frequently, and since it's 'a now or never' buy, i really need to consider things thoughtfully.
Oh and another detail, do you know the brand that has the largest interchangeable nib pens? If those things exist, they might be the answer to the way out


Sheaffer no nonsense from ebay maybe, or possibly a vintage Esterbrook?

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 22:38

Pilot Parallel will be a good option, I think

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:52

I use a Lamy Studio in Imperial Blue with a 1.1 and a 1.5 Italic nib and have recently paired it with Diamine Ancient Copper ink, I love it.  The beauty of a Lamy is nibs are easily exchanged to suit your mood.

 

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