Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Aurora Bb (Double Broad) Nib Experience?

aurora italy double broad nib-width

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 gmax

gmax

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Dublin
  • Flag:

Posted 09 June 2016 - 18:42

Hello,

 

I'm considering an Aurora BB nib, and would love to heard from anyone with experience of using them.

 

I am hoping for something stubbish, giving some line variation but not quite as much as a true stub, since the narrower line width does not suit my forward-slanting writing, particularly as the Aurora stub has no tipping material!

 

Can anyone please confirm if current Aurora BB nibs are stubbish? A writing sample would be fabulous, especially one comparing stub and BB writing  :)


Edited by gmax, 09 June 2016 - 19:03.


Sponsored Content

#2 Sazerac

Sazerac

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 561 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:04

Yes. I have one on an Optima, and it is slightly stubbish. 

 

I'll get around to sending a writing sample tomorrow, but my pen might not represent a factory-fresh nib accurately because I had John Mottishaw add some flex to it. It came stiff as a nail and stubbish -- not quite what I like, but now it is a slightly flexy, slightly stubbish nib that is great.



#3 gmax

gmax

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Dublin
  • Flag:

Posted 11 June 2016 - 21:17

Thanks for your reply Sazerac  :)

 

A writing sample would be much appreciated, especially if it could include a comparison with other nib widths.



#4 Sazerac

Sazerac

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 561 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 16 June 2016 - 16:25

Sorry for the delay. Work got busy. Also, this is a kind of crummy shot with my iPad camera. You can see that the Aurora BB is quite broad, and without the softening and flexing by J. Mottishaw would have just as crisp line variation as the Delta. 

Attached Images

  • Aurora BB vs Delta DV Stub.jpeg


#5 Sazerac

Sazerac

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 561 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 16 June 2016 - 16:46

For what it's worth, here is one more with a more standard Delta Broad. It's a mid-90s "Millenium" broad nib, which I have found run narrower than Detla nibs today.

Attached Images

  • Aurora BB vs Delta DV Stub with Broad.jpeg


#6 gmax

gmax

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Dublin
  • Flag:

Posted 16 June 2016 - 20:36

Thank you - I really appreciate your taking the time to do this. Having seen this comparison, I'm fairly sure that the stubbish character of the BB nib would be a better fit for me than a proper stub.

 

Now to work out the funding  :rolleyes:

 

Thanks once again.



#7 Sazerac

Sazerac

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 561 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 June 2016 - 21:53

You're welcome. 

 

Had I not been on a flexing kick, I would have left the Aurora BB in its factory condition as the BB is quite stubbish but not as sharp as a stub or italic. Also, I have two OBB Aurora nibs in reserve (so to speak), so flexing the BB seemed like a good idea.







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: aurora, italy, double broad, nib-width



Sponsored Content




|