That is awesome, Pavoni! Your handwriting is lovely too. The uppercase "P" is especially nice, IMO.
Many thanks rpsyed. Writing with such long tines takes a little getting used because it feels as though I am holding the pen much higher up the shaft than I am used to. However, I am very much looking forward to practicing and getting it right.
As you might imagine, this special nib has bags of character but demands to be respected. Simply placing the nib on paper and using just its own weight (literally no downward pressure from me) the capillary action is such as to deliver a fine and consistent line (not too wet not too dry) at any speed . Flexing those long thin tines however, requires much more thought and is carried out at a strictly pedestrian pace. Such long tines will not be rushed, at least not yet!
I am punished with wide railroading if I flex too quickly. The ink simply needs time to catch up with any speedy demand on the nib. However, when I allow time for the ink to catch up, the nib generously accommodates my every wish and delivers a deliciously wide wet line and then shows off with a snap-back which is immediate. A really great nib.
Perhaps a better or bigger feed will enable me to flex at a quicker pace! I can't set this original Bulkfiller feed any higher/closer to the tip of the nib, otherwise I get flooding. I have spent hours tweaking the nib and feed and now I feel I probably have it as best I can. I may send it off to Francis to see if he can work some of his magic and rustle up a custom feed that will match the leggy tines of this particular nib. That said, I am currently happy with what I am getting and, whilst it feels like I am holding the pen so much higher away from the paper than I am used to, the results, particularly when I match the necessary rhythm (like changing gears) for this nib, are nothing short of spectacular. Like I say, much like writing with one of my dip nibs but with my grip further up the shaft.
Thank you again for your kind comments.
Edited by pavoni, 26 April 2015 - 21:03.