On any nib. I wouldn't automatically discount the possibility that someone who puts the writing experience first is prepared to irreversibly modify (or "customise") a nib he/she already owns, in order to achieve what he/she feels the experience ought to be with a good (and, in all likelihood, relatively more expensive) pen. Risk (in the dimension of consequence/impact) of greater "loss" if the price of a nib was higher to begin with has nothing to do with the writing experience sought.
Agreed. When I took delivery of my very first M800 sized Pelikan, a Renaissance Brown, it got a micro mesh treatment probably within 5 mins of being inked, LOL. I was no stranger to Pelikans and despite it being the most expensive pen I had ever bought, I knew what had to be done if I wanted it to write to my preferences.
People act like micro mesh is a power tool or something. If you're scared of it, just take it slow. My strategies:
-Use lighter pressure than when you write and make sure the pen is inked.
-If only slight improvement is being sought, do ONE figure eight with light pressure and then test the nib.
You can also "practice" by smoothing the reverse tip of your nib first. That will give you a feel for the progress without actually impacting the way the nib will write when used in the correct orientation. Or practice on a Jinhao or something. It's really not difficult to get a feel for how to smooth a nib...
Edited by sirgilbert357, 03 October 2019 - 14:22.