Just picked up a used Cross Century II from Century Pens in Chicago (from the time when they were still made in USA) and it was a nice pen except that it had baby's bottom. Contacted them both, and know that the pen is still covered under the Cross Lifetime Warranty but the nib is not included. Cross suggested me to order a nib unit from them (and I want to get a F nib anyways) and now I am trying to decide between an 18k F nib and a poised steel F nib. The former option is
$18 while the latter is less than $27. As the gold-plated M I have now has no problem but baby's bottom, I wonder if their 18k nib has a better flex or is safer to be used with IG ink or have other reason for me to go for this option? Thank you.
Edit: $81 for gold nib, not $18.
Edited by butangmucat, 19 March 2016 - 02:34.