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Did Targas Come With Italic Nibs?

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#1 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 15:58

I got this Targa (not even sure of the model, but it takes the standard Sheaffer cart/con, not slim) off fleabay for what I think's a good price. The seller really knew nothing about fountain pens and listed it as a M nib. That's okay, I just wanted a Targa.

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Biiig huge italic nib. Odd thing is, on the section's underside, you can see the letter M.

I soaked it, cleaned it, filled it with Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku, and it writes like a charm. Can anyone tell me what I've got?

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 16:57

Yes, they did.  All the Targas were available with stub and oblique nibs and the steel nib also came in fine, medium and broad italic nibs.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 18:35

Yes, they did.  All the Targas were available with stub and oblique nibs and the steel nib also came in fine, medium and broad italic nibs.


Thanks, Jar! Is it possible this is a Medium italic? It's a paintbrush and I love it.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 20:02

If it is a standard size steel nib it is ver possible.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 21:02

It's from a Targa Calligraphy set which contained pen and three nibs in a nice box.



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Posted 06 November 2015 - 21:11

It's from a Targa Calligraphy set which contained pen and three nibs in a nice box.


Sheaffer made Targa calligraphy sets? Interesting.

Would this be the 1001 model?

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 23:19

Sheaffer made Targa calligraphy sets? Interesting.

Would this be the 1001 model?

 

Yes to both.



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 19:11

They also made C/C Imperial sets, I just got one the other day.

 

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 21:12

Oooooo! Shiiiinyyyyyy! :D

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 18:23

Here's a Targa with a Left Oblique nib. It's tipped, beautifully smooth with a forgiving sweet spot. I also have a large (2mm) italic nib at home, but that one is untipped and a true italic: it doesn't get near the use this baby does.

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 21:43

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Oooooo! Shiiiinyyyyyy! :D

 

Shiny Sheaffer?  Well, how about an Imperial Sterling Silver with an italic nib?

 

 



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 21:47

Coool!

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:30

Here's a Targa with a Left Oblique nib. It's tipped, beautifully smooth with a forgiving sweet spot. I also have a large (2mm) italic nib at home, but that one is untipped and a true italic: it doesn't get near the use this baby does.

 

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Beautiful.  I happened to come upon a broad stub nibbed Legacy II, and it's smooth as silk, as yours seems to be.







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