So here I am, wanting to jump into Sailor Nagahara speciality nibs and asking for some wisdom.
I have reduced my dilema to two "similar" nibs: the Cross Point and the King Eagle. They are similar in that they work on similar mechanical principles: 2 or 3 nibs welded on top of each other; what accounts for 1 or 2 "crosses" formed by the 4 or 6 tines respectively (if you know the nibs, you know what I mean by 'cross' in this case; if you don't know the nibs, just check Sailor's web page: http://sailorpen.com...hara-story.html) (I'm attaching a couple pics so you can see it).
The differences (those that I want to put on the table)
Price: Having 2 or 3 gold nibs is simply not the same. Let us put this non-techical issue aside.
Line variation: It is my impression that both nibs can produce the same fine lines when writing at the same high angles (close to 90º). However, the 2 crosses in the King Eagle provide a bigger contact surface, and will thus produce a thicker side-stroke at lower angles (below 30º).
And here comes my (big) doubt: What does happen between 40º and 60º?
I'd like to use this pen as an every-day writer. I typically use a B nib for that and write at an angle of over 45º. I don't want to be forced into an unnatural angle to write my notes, but want the freedom to write a range of different lines whenever inspiration demands it. So I guess that the right question for those of you familiar with these two nibs (I'm sure there are a few) is: how does line thickness progress in each of this nibs while lowering the angle? A simpler question would be: do they behave differently (regarding line thickness) at typical writing angles? And if so, how?
I can imagine that the King Eagle will lay down a thicker line than the Cross Point at those angles, but I might be wrong and the difference may start at even lower angles. In the first case, I would go for the the Cross Point, but in later case, I'd love to make an extraordinary economical effort and go for the King Eagle.
I leave a couple pics of both nibs and a super cool before-after series of the Cross Point, so you can better understand my disquisition.
Thank you all.