I started this thread with these words,
"My high-end pens account for the majority of my pen problems. Conversely, my more "ordinary" pens, in the $100 to $200 range, write smoothest and most reliably."
I should have stopped there, because some dear readers may view this is yet-another tale of woe with pen xxxx, or pen yyyy, or more.
I wrote this again in my second post,
"my thought is that in general more sophisticated pens are also more trouble"
So please forget the naming of specific brands. My message is just that more complex may not be better.
I also made the mistake of dipping my pen into the vortex of gold vs steel. I did not intend to renew that old debate, but just to say that steel is smooth and you don't have to pay gold bucks for smoothness. From John Mottishaw's site:
Why does adding flex not increase smoothness?
Flexed Nibs Are Less Smooth
Adding flexibility is a customization that provides for added line-width variation depending on the pressure used while writing. However, adding flex actually makes for a less smooth writing experience
Edited by Precise, 07 November 2017 - 03:13.