Continuing nib-changing discussion in the appropriate Himalaya #5.5 thread, from Himalaya v2 #6 review thread.
I've received a Pelikan CN nib (supposedly EEF, but it writes like a Sailor 14K/21K F, maybe even a touch wider, and that's with pretty dry ink) and took a while to make it fit well in Himalaya #5.5. The issue is that the CN nib's shoulders are slightly too wide for the opening in the #5.5 Himalaya section, so the nib kept getting slightly deformed when pushing it in, and nib slit spacing was widening at the tip as a result. The tines need to slightly touch at the tip for extra fine nibs, to ensure ink flow, and that wasn't happening. The tines would properly touch when the nib was not inserted. I've resolved it by using a metal nail file to slightly widen the opening in the section at the front with 2 shallow grooves filed into the otherwise round hole.
So far so good. This CN EEF nib writes finer than Fine Ultraflex nib, but not sure about it being compared to the new Extra Fine grind on all Ultraflex nibs (both #5.5 and #6 sizes now have EF tipping for Ultraflex nibs).
I'm not really seeing anything special in my particular Pelikan CN nib other than it writing quite narrowly for a Western nib. It's pretty nail like, which I guess is good to maintain a very fine point, and doesn't feel like it has much spring in writing. I will appreciate it still in the Himalaya for the fine point.
Edited by Intensity, 28 December 2019 - 00:34.