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P75 Difference In 14K Vs 18K Nib?

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#1 OCArt

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 21:45

I'm curious if there is a difference in the writing feel between similarly sized 14K and 18K nibs for the Parker 75.  Has anyone used both?  

Thanks in advance!



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 22:34

I'm curious if there is a difference in the writing feel between similarly sized 14K and 18K nibs for the Parker 75.  Has anyone used both?  

Thanks in advance!

  No, Yes.


Edited by FarmBoy, 12 October 2016 - 22:35.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:43

Yes, I am using both and I havent noticed any difference in perfomence.

Edited by mitto, 13 October 2016 - 04:45.

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:24

Thanks FarmBoy and Kahn, that's what I wanted to know.  I appreciate you taking the time to post.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 14:08

Thanks FarmBoy and Kahn, that's what I wanted to know.  I appreciate you taking the time to post.



You are welcome. There are, however, two observation I would like to add.

1) The 18k French P75 nib is not as fragile and prone to bending as the 18k Sonnet French nib and;

2) The 18k French nibs found on some later production thin feed French P75 pens originally belong to the French 75 Premier line pens. Though I may be wrong on count of the second observation. And if so I would like others to correct me.
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 16:29

You are welcome. There are, however, two observation I would like to add.

1) The 18k French P75 nib is not as fragile and prone to bending as the 18k Sonnet French nib and;

2) The 18k French nibs found on some later production thin feed French P75 pens originally belong to the French 75 Premier line pens. Though I may be wrong on count of the second observation. And if so I would like others to correct me.

 

The reference to the Sonnet 18K nibs need not trouble you at all.  The 75 nibs I have had are not prone to bending as Sonnet nibs are.  The 75 nibs seem good and solid, like most other gold nibs.  Sonnet nibs seem to be quite thin, as if Parker were saving on nib material by pressing Sonnet nibs out to the thinnest possible.  Sonnet nibs bend all too easily, and then look damaged. 


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 16:57

The reference to the Sonnet 18K nibs need not trouble you at all.  The 75 nibs I have had are not prone to bending as Sonnet nibs are.  The 75 nibs seem good and solid, like most other gold nibs.  Sonnet nibs seem to be quite thin, as if Parker were saving on nib material by pressing Sonnet nibs out to the thinnest possible.  Sonnet nibs bend all too easily, and then look damaged.



Our experience of the Sonnet nibs, specifically, and the Sonnet pens, in general, is the same. Beatiful pens but poor or, at least, questionable performance.
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Posted 13 October 2016 - 22:21

Yes, it is too bad.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:12

I have Parker 75s with 14K and 18K nibs, and also can tell no difference in performance. My favorite is the French fine italic.  Lovely writer.  Lovely pen.  And then there's me. Well, two for three isn't terribly bad.







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