Posted 17 March 2015 - 19:14
My motto is simpler; it's your pen, it's better write the way you want it to or ... the high way.
I think you have to understand the nature of the nib before you start to have expectation. NT is designed to give different line thicknesses depending on the angles of writing. It is a less variety version of the zoom nib. If you are thinking of getting different line variations on the down-stroke, might as well getting a vintage flex nib with a round tipping, that does the trick better imo.
I agree with your motto, definitely. But I disagree with your other comparison: I had a Zoom nib, which I didn't like, and now have a NT-MF. The NT produces more line variation than the zoom. The zoom writes a much broader line, with only a little variation according to pen angle.
A flex nib might be worth trying out, but in my experience flex nibs also are not so well suited for Chinese characters.
Edited by Dr.Grace, 17 March 2015 - 19:16.
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