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Question about Sailor 1911 nibs.


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#1 Wizergig

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 19:29

I know the Sailor nibs run a finer line than their counter parts, but what about smoothness at the extra fine levels. I have noticed that all Extra Fine nibs seem to be a little "toothier" than the the wider points. I was wondering how Sailor Extra Fines might compare to say a Pelikan, Cross, or Watermant Extra fine in the smoothness area.

Do they tend to be wetter or drier than the average?

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 23:26

A good Sailor XF will write noiselessly and friction-free.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:27

I have 2 sailors, a 1911 and a sapporo. Both are fines and write like an XF. I do not consider them wet or dry writers, right in the middle. Both nibs were as smooth as silk out of the box. I think sailor makes the best nibs out there. They are not flexible or "soft" but they are incredibly reliable workhorse pens for people who write.
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#4 Wizergig

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:28

Sailors website List the 1911 as a large, and standard, is this what is being refered to as the full size, and the medium?
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