But if there's an EF nib in most reviews, it's just a short sample from one EF nib (which often seems the width of my fattest EF) and that's it.
For now, my inclination is to use – time and energy allowing – the following, in the order as listed, to demonstrate the behaviour and/or performance of inks in reviews with a slant towards users of fine nibs:
- Sailor 11-0073-120 (N.B. -120 at the end means EF nib in Sailor's product numbers, if I'm not mistaken) desk pen – fed by a converter, and maybe also as a dip pen only, although I don't think the difference in the outcomes is great – as a moderately 'wet' EF writer.
- Platinum DP-1000AN with EF nib as a dip pen, as a 'dry' EF writer.
- If No.2 above proves too 'dry' for some reason, then the Platinum DPQ-700A with EF nib as a dip pen, as a 'drier' EF writer than the Sailor pen in No.1 above.
- Sailor 11-0127-740 (with 40° Fude nib) clipless pen, fed by a converter (from No.1 above), writing with the nib upside-down.
- Sailor 11-0127-740, fed by a converter, writing in broad strokes with the nib in 'normal' orientation, i.e. slit facing up and/or away from me.
- Platinum DP-1000AN with F nib as a dip pen, to show the colour intensity of 'wet' writing that overwhelms shading, with a nib that still lays down reasonably thin lines (i.e. as opposed to 'European medium' or broad nibs).