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Lamy Dialog 3 For Us$170 On Endless Pens Hop Drop

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#21 Honeybadgers


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 02:31

playing with it right now, If you can manage a 60-70 degree angle without discomfort, it'll lay down a proper EF.


It is fairly sensitive to pressure too. More pressure or softer paper will broaden the line noticeably.

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#22 A Smug Dill

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:14

Makes me wonder if the Lamy Z55 nibs are more likely to exhibit those characteristics due the shape of the tipping than the Lamy Z56 nibs.
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:26

Compared to the VP, I think I am much more firmly in the dialog 3 box thusfar. It feels more like a pen (it's kind of sharpie-esque) and not like a weird object. But I think all the VP taught me is that I should get a decimo. 
I've noticed the EF is a bit of an architect, with a borderline japanese EF downstroke and more western F cross stroke. If I press down, it's almost a western M cross stroke. But when I write cursive, it kinda blends together into a western EF with some character, and I only see the architect-ness if I'm printing 
But that bounce is really, really nicely tuned too, in a way that I couldn't really experience with my Oblique Medium (a nib I really don't recommend)
So if it wasn't smooth and perfect flowing, I'd probably regrind it down to a more japanese EF. But I am actually really digging it, it's awesome at work. I don't think I'd love it for long writing periods, it's more of an amazing note taker than anything else

I wish I’d seen this discussion before I bought my Dialog 3 and before I wrote my review. Very useful, Dill & Badgers, thank you!

@Honeybadgers: based on your comments, your EF seems to be smoother than mine. There is some tooth in mine on right-to-left strokes. Nothing jarring, but it’s there. A quick visual examination revealed a right tine that is just a fraction longer near the tip of the nib. I like some feedback in a pen, it slows me down, makes me ease up on the pressure and makes me write better. But sometimes feedback that I initially adore becomes annoying after a while (or vice versa) so we’ll see how it goes.

About line width: the only other pen in my little collection that writes a line this narrow is a vintage De La Rue with an accountant’s nib, which is a real needle. All my other EF’s write significantly wider lines compared to the Lamy.

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