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#101 1nkulus

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:27

It skipped nonstop until I sent it to Pendleton Brown. It came back with a glorious cursive italic. It flows beautifully and writes wonderfully. The pen itself feels like part of my hand. I love my Leonardo. Even without the baby’s bottom, it would’ve ended up at PB‘s before long. I love line variation.

 

I always include the services of a nibmeister when deciding the price of a pen precisely for the above reasons.

IMO, it is easier than dealing with the manufacturer (no guarantee you won't get debatable QC again) and it makes the pen very personal and thoroughly enjoyable.

 

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#102 1nkulus

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:36

I recently bought one of these in Broad from Roy @ Izods - Brilliant service and the pen is one of my favorites.

 

Enjoy the reams of happiness, it does look lovely.  smile.png

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#103 biancitwo

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 15:14

I always include the services of a nibmeister when deciding the price of a pen precisely for the above reasons.
IMO, it is easier than dealing with the manufacturer (no guarantee you won't get debatable QC again) and it makes the pen very personal and thoroughly enjoyable.
 
Enjoy the reams of happiness that await.  thumbup.gif


I utterly agree.

#104 1nkulus

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 15:52

I utterly agree.

 

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 16:19

I decided to order an EF nib as well and put it in my Furore (which is basically the same pen as a Momento Zero, except being cigar-shaped). This way I could compare my hallowed F in my Momento Zero to the EF in the Furore. Also, I compared the EF to other "European-EF-like" nibs in my small collection: a 14k Sheaffer Targa Slim XF, a 14k Sailor Pro Gear Slim H-MF, a Kaweco Dia2 EF and a '49 De La Rue fitted with an extremely fine (as in: narrow) accountant's nib. All of these are hard nibs without bounce, whereas the Leonardo is very soft.

I compared smoothness, wetness, line width and degree of control. The Leonardo EF is by far the smoothest of the EF-like nibs I compared it to, and it offers me the greatest degree of control as well. It improves my handwriting substantially, which (to me) is a rare quality in a pen. Wetness is perfect. Line width is in the middle of my other EF-like nibs: wider than the De La Rue, just a tad wider than the Pro Gear Slim, comparable to the Sheaffer XF, narrower than the Dia2.

The only nib that comes close to the Leonardo EF is the '49 De La Rue accountant's nib. The Sheaffer XF, Kaweco EF and even the Sailor MF feel rough and crude after writing with the Leonardo EF.

After writing with it for a full week, the Leonardo EF even removes the Leonardo F from my top spot. The F is totally amazing, but the EF offers me much more control while being soft, bouncy, remarkably smooth and wet.

I'm still sort of recovering from the shock that these two simple, cheap, Bock-made steel nibs effortlessly make it to the top of the heap for me, surpassing renowned 14k and 18k nibs from other brands.

(Of course I am aware that others haven't been so lucky and have been plagued by baby's bottom and/or incorrectly cut nibs. That's unfortunate and should not have happened.)

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 00:13

Glad to hear the Leonardo EF nib is working for you! :)
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Posted 02 June 2019 - 18:55

 

Enjoy the reams of happiness, it does look lovely.  smile.png

Which ink is the background?

 

Waterman Inspired Blue....



#108 1nkulus

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 21:18

Waterman Inspired Blue....

 

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How is your pen holding up?


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 05:10

Just received my Blue Hawaii and couldn't be happier. Stub nib, Broad and Medium nib

 

As with all stub nibs, angle of writing is important and this one works well. The M nib is a bit scratchy sounding but maybe that will lessen with time?

 

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