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#21 TruthPil

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:53

 

 

That's wonderful news!

 

It surprised the heck out of me when I first tried it with my Jowo Goulet 1.1.

 

That ink is what makes me more comfortable with venturing into crisper grinds like the Cursive Italic.  I love how dark and legible that ink is.  I feel more compelled now to order a couple more bottles of Jentles while some can still be found at a descent price.

 

I'm totally jealous of you right now (jeally in a good way ;) ).  I've been talking to FPnibs.  They responded to my first email and recommended the Cursive Italic.  I think I may have to venture into a Broad OCI, but I'm very happy to see such wonderful results from your 1.1 OCI  :D .

 

The stub is nice and something I'll have to experiment with down the road along with other grinds, but that OCI is on my bullseye right now.   I'm very glad you put the sample writings of all these options : )

 

In addition to the amazing writing experience itself, what's so great about this combination is that the nib is just dry enough to bring a little shading out of an otherwise super dense dark green ink. I love how the tops of the letters let some extra green pop out of the dark depths of seaweed goodness. 


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:10

 

In addition to the amazing writing experience itself, what's so great about this combination is that the nib is just dry enough to bring a little shading out of an otherwise super dense dark green ink. I love how the tops of the letters let some extra green pop out of the dark depths of seaweed goodness. 

 

:puddle:   You are too cruel lol.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:38

I will say Sailor inks opened up my world.

 

Because of those inks I can use my Finer nibs with pleasure and venture into nibs like these 1.1's and Obliques.  

 

I still have Doyou, Shigure, and Miruai to exhaust through, which have been in storage, basically unused waiting for nibs like these.  I picked them up when they were cheap because they had such wonderful and unique qualities to them that I hadn't found elsewhere in other inks.  I found I could use these inks to tune my nibs smoother instead of buying more nibs or ruining the ones I had with Micromesh.

 

I did stock up on Kiwa-Guro as well for my finer nibs for EDC and cheaper paper.  

 

OMG, my Lamy Vista-Black Fine Nib with Kiwa-Guro is simply perfected without any tinkering and displaced my Franklin-Christoph Marietta back in its box for storage.  That Vista weighs nothing, I can take it anywhere, won't break, writes on everything every time, and feels like velvet.  It didn't feel that way before the Kiwa-Guro lol.

 

I even got a bottle of Bung Box Silent Night and 4B each, because I know I am going to use the entire bottle for each.  I can't tell you how many times I've bought a bottle of ink that I even liked in a sample, but didn't end up completing because it ended up not having such wonderful writing qualities in combination with Deep and vibrant coloration.  Sailor blows me away.

 

That velvety fell :happycloud9: ... OMG.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 00:01

I've been thinking about ordering an oblique for quite a while. 

Do you like the stub oblique or the cursive italic oblique better?

 

Can you comfortably use an oblique nib to achieve the visual effect of an architect nib?

I've been doing this with a Lamy 1.1 stub and although I like the result, I have to hold the pen almost perpendicular to the paper for it to work smoothly.

 

Sorry I missed your questions earlier.

 

Even though it requires me to think about pen position and posture, I definitely prefer the oblique cursive italic over the oblique stub.

The oblique stub is just so wet that the line variation is too subtle for me. It's there, so you wouldn't confuse it the writing with that or a standard rounded nib, but it's just more subtle. 

 

One bonus of the oblique cursive italic is that you actually can get it to write a little like an architect nib. If you rotate the nib a full 90 degrees and adjust the angle of nib to paper to make sure there's full nib contact, you get a nice crisp line with a broad horizontal stroke and very narrow vertical stroke. Since it's oblique you don't have to hold the pen perpendicular to the page; it actually doesn't feel that awkward to make the adjustment.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 20:58

No worries, thanks for the reply. :)

 

You kind of sold me on the oblique cursive italic. I wanted one of their needlepoints anyway, so I might as well get both of them.





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