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What Is Everyone's Favourite Nib Size?

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#61 mana

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 14:43

Italic > CI > Stub, nowadays preferring a crisp, wide B or BB for everyday writing.

 

More narrow and wide stub/CI/Italic nibs can be plenty great also, mainly looking after that nice natural line width variation.

 

Vintage nibs are great for this, especially Pelikan but Lamy, MB too. Modern nibs... plain steel 1.1mm italic nibs can be loads of fun. :)


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 19:27

I'm not sure if I answered this before, but I'm becoming more and more partial to the F and EF nibs in the 2000 and the F and 1.1. nibs on the other pens that accept them.  I just ordered a Studio with an EF gold nib so i hope it becomes a favorite as well.



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 00:34

On a lamy? I kind of hate all the Z50 nibs equally. I would say EF but I'd be lying, because I actually take off all my lamy nibs and replace them with $1 chinese EF's that are much finer, smoother, and more consistent with the QC.

 

Now, if we're talking gold, I'd probably say EF. I only have used three though, an F 2000, an EF 2000 (still kinda too wide though) and an OM 14k on my platinum CP1. The OM is nice, but just a ball. I'd have preferred an EF.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 00:34

I'm not sure if I answered this before, but I'm becoming more and more partial to the F and EF nibs in the 2000 and the F and 1.1. nibs on the other pens that accept them.  I just ordered a Studio with an EF gold nib so i hope it becomes a favorite as well.

 

If you don't like it and want to trade for a nearly unused 14k OM, PM me  :P


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 03:11

I started out on Jowo sized Broads,

 

Then shifted to Jowo sized Mediums,

 

Now I prefer European Fines/Lamy EF's/ Japanese Mediums,

 

I may grow to like finer nibs, but am not there yet.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 04:03

I'm normally partial to a medium nib however I am quite enjoying the fine at the moment. I feel much more in control





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