A fine Japanese poster brought up Sailor being fatter than Pilot....so took his word. (He also brought up that the marking on ball point sticks are not precise. Which seemed a shock....but no one called him on it so could well be true. He was taking a poke at the people complaining about tolerance in fountain pens. Ballpoint, gel, hybrid re-fills have tolerance also. )
In I find Euro F to be fine for me, and only have a few Euro EF pens....two regular flex.and one maxi-semi-flex. The two in regular flex for editing, the maxi, is seldom used...in it is easy to write in F with it, which takes it out of the editing class.
Some folks come in on M, and go skinny, I went wide. So even buying F was just buying place markers for the longest time.....well it seemed long at the time, before I became use to F and started using F more.
Oddly, I've grown fond of M nibs.
In Germany, I'm not going to spend E22 on a Japanese ink, down from E70 of two-three years ago before Amazon took over that part of the ink market. (Not going to buy any more E19 MB ink either. )
Had read Pelikan was high viscosity..dry, and Sailor was lower viscosity....wet.
I had wondered slightly about some Japanese inks shading.....well Noodlers is often wet, but does have inks that shade. Both Noodlers and Japanese are expensive here in Europe so I'm not interested enough to make a list of wet and dry inks from either.
Same goes for Diamine. I have enough trouble trying to get my 100 mainland Euro inks. There are still three or four companies i don't have inks from; make that five, in two are 'new', One in Paris from some 5 years ago, the Polish one is @ two years old I think. I don't have any of their inks.
Monteverdi, has come out of nowhere with real good inks.....and I don't have even one. Visconti Blue is missing. And has been for 9 years.
That's what happens when one buys pens.....the inks limp behind.
Paper even more so.
My interest in wet, boring monotone inks is nill; be they vivid or not. Have a couple..........want shading, sheen.....sigh even bought some glitter ink.................that I don't reach for.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 01 January 2019 - 13:36.