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#41 Ghost Plane

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 15:14

 

I'm entertaining the idea of purchasing a MB 149 OBB and swap it for factory OBBB. La Couronne du Comte states that after purchase, factory OBBB nibs are available for swap by MB.

 

By perfect I really do mean no hard starts, no skipping, no ink flow issues. A fountain pen must write the moment it touches the paper with no additional pressure. That is a perfect writer for me. Is this possible with such a huge tipping point? Every huge nib I've tried so far had start-up issues or skipping issues.

 

Sounds like you've run into feed issues. I've had that on a few, but not on my 3B or O3B Pels, or any of my MB O3B, OBB, BB, etc. The worst for me were the Conway Stewart IB near the end when QC took a dive and periodically with Visconti stubs. What ink are you using?



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#42 invisuu

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 16:05

Didn't really have a huge impact from ink to ink, but normally I use Montblancs' inks or Pilot Iroshizuku line.



#43 zaddick

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 16:45

I can recommend factory OBBB pens from MB on the 149. Plus since it is new you can get it worked on under warranty if you are not happy. MB service is decent, though high volume has caused slippage ofnlate.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 17:55

This seems puny by comparison...

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As does this Targa.

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#45 LetterRevivalist

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 21:33

Montblanc 146 90th Anniversary edition with Broad nib, bought here on FPN. 

 

Love the pen.

 

Glad the seller wrote out the sample with Lucky Orange ink, which I now use in that pen as an EDC.

 

Bon journée!


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 21:46

             Thank you for your examples & especially for including an ink I like, despite the many posts that have been less than kind to it.  I will confess to appreciating "most" orange inks but really felt this one was better than many & with MB's history of respectable "Oranges," was excited to receive it.  It is nice to know you like it enough to make a part of your EDC.  



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 21:48

Visconti pens are like fashion in some ways - what is old is rediscovered and amde new again. When they came up with the successful Homos Sapiens form factor they needed a way to extend the range of offerings. So the pulled a nice swirly plastic mix they called acryloid (acrylic with celluloid shavings) they had used on a few older pens our of the old parts bin and bam - the Homo Sapiens Crystal was born. Sure they tried hard to make it seem like it made sense, but it does not. Still I liked the pen so I figured it was a good excuse to get me on of those PD 23K nibs with a 1.3 stub.

 

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Here are the pretty swirly bits...

 

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I like the springy nature of this nib. It gives a nice wet line when writing. Unfortunately it was terrible out of the box. I mean one of the worst nibs I have tried to use. Another bit of evidence that wide Viscont nibs are a gamble when they come from the factory. It is a good thing this one is pretty, because the personality is the pitts. Time for a nib massage (grind).



#48 zaddick

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 21:55

This is a unique pen - a Nakaya Ascending Dragon in heki-tamenuri on a portable 17MM body. The nib is a double broad with the CI grind from Mottishaw I love. This pen has gone to a new home because i was just looking at it and not using it. Seeing photos of it again made me miss it.

 

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In her full glory...

 

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I no longer have a writing sample though. Sorry.



#49 zaddick

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 22:03

Those of you who have used a Pelikan M1000 know it can be wet. early on in my Pelikan journey I started with an M1000 BB. I asked Mike Masuyama to make the pen a stub and reduce flow as much as possible. He is probably my favorite nib grinder, but he cannot do more than slow the flow on the M1000 hose, er I mean nib unit. I ended up moving along from the pen, but I did come back to the M1000 nibs again (as you will see later).

 

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Some like the very soft nature of the M1000 nib. I never got on too well with it, except for some reason in the oblique cuts. So I no longer have this pen/nib, but I ended up getting an OBB and O3B for my collection. The nibs are good writers but I do wish they were a little wider like MB #9 nibs.


Edited by zaddick, 11 July 2017 - 22:04.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:35

This is the Kaweco Shadow nib I picked up a year or two ago, when fpnibs.com were selling them - probably the only truly "interesting" broad nib I have.  Wish I had the time to learn to use it, though!

 

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#51 LetterRevivalist

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 15:02

             Thank you for your examples & especially for including an ink I like, despite the many posts that have been less than kind to it.  I will confess to appreciating "most" orange inks but really felt this one was better than many & with MB's history of respectable "Oranges," was excited to receive it.  It is nice to know you like it enough to make a part of your EDC.  

 

 

The MB Lucky Orange spoke to me because I'll think of my recently departed dog Lucky every time I write with the 146.

 

My other EDC is a Pelikan M805 clear demonstrator with a Broad nib that John Mottishaw customized to Cursive Italic. 


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 23:19

If you like writing with a nail but want the line variaiton of a stub, all in a 1980s glitz and glamour form factor, then look no further than the now discontinued Waterman Edson. These pens are large and don't know what the word subtle means, but for all their flash they are great writers and have a good heft.
 
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The pen is a smooth writer and fairly forgiving. I like a good inlaid nib for the dramatic flair and this pen is fantastic for jotting a quick note as it is a snap cap. This ruby pen is living in a new home, but I still have a blue Edson with a stub in my collection. Prices are going up now that production has ceased, but if you find a good used one for a deal, pick it up. They make good desk pens.

Edited by zaddick, 13 July 2017 - 14:13.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:50

Pelikan 1xxx O3B :  Juicy ! Fancy ! Flashy ! 

 

But then again how'bout writing a test ? Ah..I wish I were a student again and write a test again with this pen...and taste a Big zerOOO  :lticaptd:

 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:29

Sweet!

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:29

That was in lighter vein.

 

Seriously, I like B Stub , Broader the better. But I have got an issue. I'm not bold enough like many esteemed memebers out here, notably GP - unquestionably the BBBB maestro , to be user friendly with a super B.

 

I can use a B infinity only for some spade work in my backyard , since I am not an artist, and I chicken scrawl .

 

That said , now I must admit all the pics posted here are real teasers !

 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:38

Hi there!

 

Today I picked up my first stub nib- a Lamy 1.1 mm to fit only my Lamy Logo. All my other nibs are usually F, with the occasional M in there, and my previous favourite was an F ground into a CI.

 

Well, I wouldn't say that I am 100% sold and never touching a fine nib again, but I really am enjoying the width, and particularly the variation that I am achieving with it so far :D And it is definitely something I could get used to I think! 

 

When I have mastered the nib a little better I'll post some pictures :)



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:42

Hi there!
 
Today I picked up my first stub nib- a Lamy 1.1 mm to fit only my Lamy Logo. All my other nibs are usually F, with the occasional M in there, and my previous favourite was an F ground into a CI.
 
Well, I wouldn't say that I am 100% sold and never touching a fine nib again, but I really am enjoying the width, and particularly the variation that I am achieving with it so far :D And it is definitely something I could get used to I think! 
 
When I have mastered the nib a little better I'll post some pictures :)


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:40

Welcome to the Broad side!


Thank you :) here is some writing, I'm still not 100% with my handwriting but it sure is a lot broader than my usual fines!

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#59 zaddick

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 19:11

When a manufacturer does not meet your need for broad lines, a re-tip can be a good option. This pen is a custom made Parker 51 fantasy pen from Brad Torelli. Brad included a perfectly fine medium/broad nib on the pen originally, but I asked him to replace it with a retipped 51 nib from Greg Minuskin. Greg put on a 1.3MM tip and stubbed it. Brad resinstalled the nib and viola - broad writing bliss.

 

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This nib is butter smooth and lays down a nice line. It makes me want to use the pen on a regular basis. Sadly I keep buying new toys so it does not get as much rotation time as it deserves.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 19:16

I found some writing samples in green ink fom my Pelikan M1000 nib. I add these as a compliment to Pankaj's pictures above. The other writng lines are from my Torelli 51 with the Minuskin 1.3 stub inked with Yu-yake.

 

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Writing without pressure:

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Writing with a little pressure:

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