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Schmidt Nib Advantages And Disadvantages

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#21 KLscribbler


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 21:08

Hmm, I've only got one pen that uses a Schmidt nib, a Muji round aluminium fountain pen (the long/full-sized one that looks a bit like an X-Acto knife, not the short pocket pen). The nib size on this pen is a (Western) fine, with a pretty standard line width, about the same as a Lamy fine.


Going by this sample of one, I'd describe this nib as...

- Very average in terms of wetness. I'd rate it an exact 5 on a wetness scale of 1-10.

- Has a significant amount of feedback, but not scratchy at all - it feels, and also sounds, rather pencil-like in writing. Imagine, say, a Platinum 3776 Century nib, but much stiffer, and a little dryer.

- Very stiff, rigid.

- Reliable writing, no skips or hard starts ever.

- Apparently Schmidt also makes inner caps to go with their nib units; I'm not entirely sure if the Muji pen's inner cap is the matching one supplied by Schmidt or not, but if it is, I can say that it seals particularly well. This Muji pen is very resistant to drying out, at least as much so as the Platinum Balance/Cool, for example.


The Muji pen I have is a cartridge converter pen. Due to lack of experience, I cannot comment on the buffering capacity of Schmidt nib feeds, or whether these nibs will be suitable for use in eyedropper pens.

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#22 lurcho


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:04

Lurcho, I do not know its origin; Schmidt has its own internet page where tells about development of nibs and its advantages: they do not assert anything about Jowo or Bock. The nib itself feels different, it gives almost no line variation (and Jowo and Bock give small line variation). I love my Schmidt fine.




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Posted 31 December 2017 - 20:21

I have a muji  pen. Muji Nib has a very avarage generic nib. If you compare other gold plated nibs ( size 5/ size 6 ) they are much more better quality  in writing and find the level is vastly different.

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