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Questions About Pilot Decimo Vs Vanishing Point Nibs Vs Capless

decimo vanishing point metropolitan prera penmanship

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#21 Nehalem


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:43

I have a Japanese-release Matte Black VP in Medium. It writes almost as wide as my Custom Heritage 91 Medium (which reaches Lamy 2000 Medium widths). Compared to Metro Medium, it is a bit wider but not significantly. I love the Metro Medium width and the VP Medium width but I'm not loving the CH 91 Medium.

I do not think VP nibs differ in widths...whether Japanese (silver-only) and International release (silver, gold and black nibs). I'm purchasing a black VP Fine nib soon, will update here.

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#22 Tennissee


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 13:59

If anyone is still reading this topic, what is the difference between the vp extra fine nib, and using the vp fine nib upside down?  I ask because I find using the fine nib upside down quite satisfactory.


Thanks for your thoughts.   :)


If anyone is still waiting for an answer ... just tested my VP (matt black 18k) F nib.  The upside down writing is only a smidgeon finer but, surprisingly, very smooth.  Wasn't scratchy at all.  

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