I picked this thread in Chrissie's color matches mine, both Bhavna and Visvautra's revues show it reader than I see.
Just got back some old Osmia pens from Foutainble**, an Osmia BBL...OBB left foot....with a 30 degree grind, which means I have to align the clip at the right shoulder of the great steel Osmia nib***. If it was only 15 degree, aim the clip at the middle between the slit and shoulder. A tip for use of vintage german obliques.
30 degree grind is rarer than 15. I've some 17 vintage Obliques, and only have one each, OBBB, OBB, OB, OM and Of in 30 degree grinds.
Outside that Pelikan 500 OBBB, which has to be a factory grind for a flagship signature pen....I often wonder ....in the 30 degree grind is never mentioned in official info....nor commented by folks with a fair amount of semi&maxi-semi-flex nibs.......that perhaps in the Fabled Old Corner Pen Shoppe, with the trained personal, if the salesclerk didn't ask....'What a bit more slant on your Oblique?', and took it into the back room and doubled the grind angle.
The ink shades very well on Papyrus color copy 100g & Clairefontaine Triomphe 90g. The ink shades well...even though I am using a wet nib, there could be a bit more dazzle. It is there, but I have to tilt the paper to see more dazzle.
It's a tad late for evening sunlight to do anything. In the morning I'll take another look in daylight.
It's a nice color, something I am tempted to use.....where as had it turned as red as the other two reviews, I'd not like it as well.
Sigh Cubed...got to go some there on the com and learn about sheen. Something that seemed to pop up some four or so years ago, on the com.
It's supposed to have sheen too.....but What's glitter and what's sheen?
Looked up some basics....now I need sheen papers...shading papers are not enough......
Now to go get a list of sheening paper.
Clairefontaine Triomphe 90g is supposed to be a sheening paper.....
And I'm not use to wasting ink....'splatting'....so won't waste ink that way.
Not much change in daylight, still have to tilt the paper to see the glitter. No sheen still.
** Fountainble, boils cork in oil and bees wax like a cork should be done, before slathering on silicon grease. Properly done cork is the slickest of the gaskets.
***I was once a gold snob fool, that didn't know Osmia or Geha's steel nibs are as good as their grand gold nibs.....and lost good buys because I was too noobie to understand, good steel can be as good as good gold. Accent on good, and one needs to know which companies are good.
The color of Brandy Dazzle is nice.....but I expected more glitter.
I have two Osmia BBL (OBB) nibs, one is and I think it's this one a bit undersized, more a B1/2L or OB1/2. It is as all vintage nibs 1/2 a width narrower than modern..........even so with semi-flex, which is wet writing, I expected the Dazzle to there and not have to tilt the page to see it. Same goes for Tropical Glow.
Shimmering Sea was OK for not having to tilt the page, to see the glitter.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 03 July 2018 - 08:47.