I agree with those that opined in favor of the 45. These opinions have solidified my gut feelings. So my next question is basically, why does the 51 cost more? Are there few of them in good condition or the original higher price carries over to current days?
I am going to take out my 45, and look for another one with a different nib... Mostly I find they have FINE nibs. Are there other types of nibs to be found on the 45?
I will use it this weekend and next week, because I want to feel the decade past. I find it a very useful pen, no complications with it, which leaves many modern pens back at the starting point on the race. In addition, it is good looking. No need to buy a 51 expecting a better feel.
I want to add: The nib never skips, It starts always on first time, and it's also smooth.
Edited by Lamyrada, 18 May 2018 - 18:41.