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A Tale Of Two Music Nibs (Handwritten)

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#1 alexander_k

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 20:13

Chase the nib, not the pen, they say, and I largely agree. One shouldn't forget the paper, though: paper can be less tolerant than we think. Still. on that front I've given up for the moment. Good copy paper is widely available, so I'm content with it. It's not perfect but it works for most of my pens and inks (not all, that's why I'm writing this on Oxford 90g/m2optik paper; the exact reasons will be explained later). I'd almost forgotten the ink, another frequently neglected part of the joy of writing. Let's nog go into the matching of ink to pen, just note that it can be tricky both functionally and aesthetically, and return to the nib. 

 

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The rest of the story can be read on thescanned pages. Let me just add that the pages were written a few days ago. The Pilot MS nib has seen more use since and as expected has grown on me. Still with the same ink and without any tuning, it behaves better and better, probably because I'm getting used to it. It's still second best to the Sailor music nib but I expect it will nevertheless see enough use in my hands. I'm looking forward to using it with a drier ink once I've exhausted this fill (big converter). 

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 19:17

Fascinating! Thanks for the comparison and observations.

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 19:33

Fantastic review!  I also have the 1911 music, love it, and 912 cosu nib which I never use for the same reason you cite above.   May I ask what modification(s) were made to it?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 03:58

Nice work! Try a Platinum music nib if you get the chance.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 14:08

Nice comparison, thanks.

I have a 912 with a music nib. The pen is nice but, frankly, despite liking broad edged/stubby nibs I don't like this nib. I also found that it just wasn't smooth enough. I checked the nib and can't see anything misaligned.

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:56

Fantastic review!  I also have the 1911 music, love it, and 912 cosu nib which I never use for the same reason you cite above.   May I ask what modification(s) were made to it?

 

Thanks. I just send the Cosu to Oxonian and asked him to stub it a bit - give it some character and left the rest to his discretion. 



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:59

Nice comparison, thanks.

I have a 912 with a music nib. The pen is nice but, frankly, despite liking broad edged/stubby nibs I don't like this nib. I also found that it just wasn't smooth enough. I checked the nib and can't see anything misaligned.

 

I've checked the nib extensively. My conclusion is that it's part of the design (feature rather than bug). Unfortunately, I have no experience with other three-tined nib to be able to make a comparison. 





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