So, over on another calligraphy-oriented forum I just posted a review of sorts I thought some here might also appreciate.
It's my first attempt at comparing some of the vintage nibs I've
For my first group, I chose flexible nibs that all have something to do with School: either labeled as "school" or "college" or "university", or, in the case of the Palmer Method completely associated with something you do in school.
These are all written using the same straight holder, using Diamine Registrar's ink, and are all vintage.
I included a Spencerian no. 1 at the top as it's a pretty famous flexible pen and at least gives you an idea of the relative performance of these nibs compared to the Spencerian.
I've also included a picture of the nibs themselves so you can then figure out that ones like the Palmer Method and the Esterbrook Business and College are too big for oblique holders, but work great in straight holders.
Hope you enjoy!