i wanted to try a flex nib, so i orderd some Zebra-G nibs and modified them to fit on my Jinhao x450. The writing experience was horrible, but the shading was awesome.
Until now i thought extreme shading is just possible with M or B nibs, even with JoWo Stubs i was not happy with the shading.
But this Zebra-G Nib taught me a better understanding. Now i know that the writing pressure can make a huge difference, and i CAN get shading on my prefered nib size EF!
So I tried to dremel a standard Jinhao nib, but the writing experienc was horrible again, though it flexes xD. (looks like a Stealth Bomber or something )
Finally I orderd a standard #6 Flex Steel nib from FPR and was able to fit it perfectly with some bending and grinding.
I dremeled again (EMF-Mod) and grinded the M-Nib to something finer.
The writing experience is good now, I`m just not totally happy with my EF-Grind- I have to do more research on this.
Getting this much shading feels like a new universe to me. I can now test all my old inks with a new experience and the full color spectrum!
(Noodlers Apache Sunset)
If you have hints, suggestions or questions you are very welcome
Edited by Oshi, 29 June 2018 - 10:24.