There are if you alternate CI&Stub some 45 or so different widths and flexes.....so to have a more or less complete set you need 45 pens with no doubled nibs.
Of course that's hard to do....don't know if I have 35 or 40 different nib widths and flexes.
Got @ 60 pens.
I can remember way back when I thought having 15 pens would be enough, or 25..... .
That's not even talking about having small collections of Pelikan, Osmia, Esterbrook.....never ever thought I'd have a small collection of MB's. Have 6 . One of which is a 234 1/2 with a semi-flex KOB...but the K/kugal/ball is actually a Waverly tip.
Yep, one needs a few Waverly tipped semi-flex...sigh...more pens needed perhaps some English pens; got to look up which company made the Waverly tips back in the'20-30's.
Can see 75...others might need this and that color P-51......is it 51 different P-51's or what?
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 22 October 2014 - 18:37.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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