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My Red Nib

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 23:14

So I got into an auction for a pen with a Pink nib, which I lost, but I noticed an auction for a late Waterman 5 with a Red nib that the seller considered exceptional - he posted a writing sample that looked promising. Just for funsies I bid on that pen and won it for about half what the Pink had sold for.
Anyway, its a beautiful pen, proper red dot on the barrel end; nice plating. Clean and correct.
But Im not loving the nib. I have too light a hand to really get the most expression out of what Id considered a semiflex nib, which means that I dont have to commit the horrible act of vandalism I had been contemplating.
Itll make a faithful companion for someone, just not me.

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