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Cross Century 2 Sterling Silver Vs Standard Cross


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#1 sandy101

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 18:09

I have a standard, chrome Cross Century 2, and it is a lovely writer.

 

I was thinking of treating myself to the Sterling Silver with an 18k nib.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on how the gold nib on the Cross Century works?

 

I have the Townsend with 18K - are they the same, or different?

 

Thank you.



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#2 RocketRyan

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 20:24

I have 2 century 2 pens one steel nib and the sterling with 18k. I would say the gold nib is more supple. Certainly not flexy. I don't have a Townsend so can't help there.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 21:41

Thank you.

 

I wasn't expecting any flex - certainly the Cross Townsend isn't flexible. But I have other 18K nibs that are supple or springy as you describe ( the Platinum 18k nib I have is, but other 18K nibs are much harder MB & Cross Townsend.

 

I like the Century 2 - the question is whether to go for the Sterling Silver, or just to buy an 18K nib unit.

 

There's no desperate hurry though.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 15:34

The sterling is a lovely pen and the silver gains character compared to the chrome plated version. If you like the model i would recommend it.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 00:16

I have a 10K GF Century II wth an 18K F nib as well as a matte black Century II with gold plated steel F nib.  I find the 18K nib is noticeably smoother than the steel counter part.  



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 21:29

I have a 10K GF Century II wth an 18K F nib as well as a matte black Century II with gold plated steel F nib.  I find the 18K nib is noticeably smoother than the steel counter part.  

I have no experience with F nibs

 

but I do have M and B nibs in my Townsends of both materials ie SS and Gold

it is my observation that SS nibs have longer tines than the Gold nibs

and that the Gold nibs tend to have a stubbier finish than the SS nibs, which have a rounded tip

both write smooth enough for my taste but they do tend to have a different feel to them


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:49

someone posts the sterling townsend so I can lick my computer screen like a ravenous wolf lusting after prey.



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 11:01

I can only vouch for the Century II sterling silver - I have had mine for ever (20 years) 

The F nib: I find it too scratchy and I will try an M for a change 








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