This is a quick review of the DailyItalic custom grind from Indy-Pen-Dance of the Pilot Vanishing Point (VP) nib I received recently.
The nib is the usual rhodium 18K gold that the VP line is known for.
Some respected pen person (RPP) named Susan Wirth suggested that an Italic grind is game changer of an upgrade to one's pen enjoyment. Having only seen videos of her enthusiasm, I researched and found more RPPs in Mike and Linda at Indy-Pen-Dance whose work in nibs was well received and respected in the community.
I've never had a nib ground and all my pens with exception of a few ebay vintage ones, have wrote out of the box to my liking.
Nevertheless my endeared Pilot Fermo F seemed like the perfect candidate as the capless system ingeniously allows easy exchanges with the whole housing of nib, feed, ink holder between units. No screwing around, pulling of tines and what not.
Indy-Pen-Dance DailyItalic appealed to my beginner sensibilities as it allows an easy transition from normal to slight line variation.
I fully understood that a fine grind would be subtle as I tend to run/enjoy that line range.
Indeed the line variation is subtle but perfect for my needs since I have many fine nibs already. The feel is even more smooth than the original untouched Vanishing Point nib.
DailyItalic is described as a grind between cursive and stub italic
On magnification, the DailyItalic appears similiar to Mike Masuyama Rounded Nose Cursive Italic.