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#1 Solitaire100



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Posted 13 August 2020 - 22:37

Since I picked up this hobby last year I've been on an endless quest for the "perfect" Montblanc fountain pen nib size.  It started with F then to M, then to different pens with F and M nibs...then to B and BB which I realized right away were not suitable for my handwriting style.  Then back to M and F.  While both were good and I intend to keep a variety of nib sizes on hand they each left something to be desired.


Finally I think I may have found the Holy Grail, a sort of fountain pen Nirvana if you will - the 146 EF nib.  Here's what I like about it:  It has a significant amount of feedback and toothy feel yet still puts down a consistent wet line.  It provides for greater control over my handwriting.  It makes my handwriting, which is on the smaller side, look neater than usual.  It is also significantly more fuel efficient.  I've yet to try the 149 EF but it's on my list and I have high expectations.


Has anyone else had a similar epiphany about EF?

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 23:01

I generally prefer fine or medium points, and had avoided extra fines because the one or two I had tried (a western EF and a Japanese SF) felt too skittery for my hand: I'm a bit of a scrawler.


But three or four years ago I won an MB 34 with an unadvertised EF and it is superb! Soft and wet, yet still a delicate line, it is lovely to write with, even when I am dashing off notes in a meeting. 


I do wonder, though, whether I just lucked out with a unicorn because, despite trying other EFs, I haven't found anything else like it.

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#3 pajaro


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 23:04

I like my 144 with a broad stub.  Perfect nib.

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 23:09

I love my 149 in EF.

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 02:55

Montblanc EF nibs are truly wonderful. I agree wholeheartedly.

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 12:42




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