Weak Kneed Wet Noodle...a term invented by John Swoba/Oxnard here on the com.
I checked a nib of a MB 20's Safety pen in a live auction....in there were 5-6 old men (didn't have my mirror with me) knew I'd not get it........before this so called 'depression scrape gold dust' nibs.....and that was a nib .
I have a Pelikan 100n, after the war, green ink window....gold nib, superflex first stage, Easy Full Flex...will go to 5 X a light down stroke but I strive not to take it over 4 X....do something similar ever since reading Richard Binders article of how to Spring your nib in three easy lessons.
I've never really heard lots of mention of Pelikan Superflex nibs........Heard more about Soennecken ('50's) than either MB or Pelikan.
I don't have any '20's Osmia's just a '30's and after the War ones....and the max I have is some maxi-semi-flex................which are not even first stage of superflex....but nice.
Some astute poster posted some info by Waterman from the '30's....and it appears that what they were wanting to do was make the nib bend real easy, while having @ a 3X tine spread......so from what I read we are all over stressing any of the '30's Waterman Pink nibs, taking them out to the 'normal 5-6 or hunting for the rare 7X nib.
Good thing my '52 must be from the '20's. ....And for me it is very, very hard to write at XXF...have to think about EF....often just write a F.....and do strive not to take it to max of BBB.
Richard's article impressed me.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 14 July 2017 - 21:00.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,
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