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Cross Peerless - Fine Or Extra Fine Nib?


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#1 A1979

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 20:39

Good evening, I'm thinking about purchasing the Cross Peerlees 125 and I am hesitating between the Fine and the Extra Fine nib. I usually prefer Extra Fine nibs, but a couple of years ago I had to sell my Sailor 1911, because its Extra Fine line was really too thin for me... So, I just wanted to know how does the Cross/Sailor EF perform. Many thanks in advance!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 22:56

I don't know how a 125 EF performs, but I have an M and it writes like a Western fine -- maybe finer than that.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:27

I have the Peerless 125 with the Sailor XF nib. I also have two other pens with Sailor nibs(1) A Taccia Savanna with an F nib and a 1911 Large with the H-MF nib. The 125 and the Taccia lay about the same width line. The 1911 slightly wider. I have the Cross inked with Cross Black cartridge. The Taccia is inked with a Sailor Jentle blue cartridge. The 1911 is inked with a Sailor black cartridge. All three are SUPERB writers! I am partial to Japanese F nibs. I can believe that Russ's writes like a Western F. You write that the 1911 EF was "too thin" for you. Did you try it with different brands and colours of ink? That can make a difference. Good luck with your choice. I feel that either will satisfy you.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:38

I have the Peerless 125 with the Sailor XF nib. I also have two other pens with Sailor nibs(1) A Taccia Savanna with an F nib and a 1911 Large with the H-MF nib. The 125 and the Taccia lay about the same width line. The 1911 slightly wider. I have the Cross inked with Cross Black cartridge. The Taccia is inked with a Sailor Jentle blue cartridge. The 1911 is inked with a Sailor black cartridge. All three are SUPERB writers! I am partial to Japanese F nibs. I can believe that Russ's writes like a Western F. You write that the 1911 EF was "too thin" for you. Did you try it with different brands and colours of ink? That can make a difference. Good luck with your choice. I feel that either will satisfy you.


Many thanks (same for Russ) for this detailed answer, really helpful ! The 1911 was mostly used with Waterman Florida Blue: since I always scan my handwritten notes, I needed a slightly wider and darker line. That being said, the 1911 EF was a perfect smooth writer. I will keep you posted!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 20:22

You might want to check nibmeister John Mottishaw's website where he has the actual tipping sizes of various pen makers. The Cross Peerless 125 actually runs smaller than western style nibs because the nibs are made by Sailor. I hope to someday add a 125 to my meager collection.

 

link:  https://www.nibs.com...b-tipping-sizes

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 21:09

You might want to check nibmeister John Mottishaw's website where he has the actual tipping sizes of various pen makers. The Cross Peerless 125 actually runs smaller than western style nibs because the nibs are made by Sailor. I hope to someday add a 125 to my meager collection.
 
link:  https://www.nibs.com...b-tipping-sizes
 
 
All the Best.


Thank you, very useful!

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:26

I have the peerless with the Zoom nib.  I tested the XF and the F in the store.  They are definitely made by sailor and therefore are definitely finer than their western counterparts.  If you found the 1911 EF to be too fine, I would probably go with the Fine for the Peerless. But it would be nice if you coudl try each at their store in Providence, RI.


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