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Cross Botanica - Fine Vs Medium Nib

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#1 nomiree

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:29

I'm very much a fountain pen newbie, only owning one fountain pen to date.  However, I am looking to purchase a Cross Botanica pen, but am undecided on whether to go fine or medium nib.  Normally, I like broader nibs because I like a very smooth flow and hate scratchiness.  But I am also leaning towards the fine nib to have some variety, as my current pen is a waterman medium, which I find quite bold. I am struggling to find any comparisons between the nibs, and was wondering if anyone had any first-hand experience with either/both and any samples that they were willing to share to help me make a decision.

 

I believe that the Botanica is a stylised version of the Century II(??) so I'm assuming that those nibs would be relatively similar if nobody has actually used the botanica style.

 

Thanks in advance for any help - it is very much appreciated!



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 19:53

I find the m nib on my century 2 noticeably smoother than the fine. If your taste is for broader lines I would would go with m for the smoothness. The f is not scratchy but has a lot more feedback.

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#3 nomiree

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 22:47

I find the m nib on my century 2 noticeably smoother than the fine. If your taste is for broader lines I would would go with m for the smoothness. The f is not scratchy but has a lot more feedback.

 

Thank you for that.  I appreciate the feedback :)





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