The Taccia nib is more expensive than the standard steel nib. Both are good, smooth with no hitches. But in the end I have to say I like the Taccia nib a little better. I don't think the difference between the standard and the Taccia steel nib is like night and day. But I think the Taccia nib is a tad smoother and a tad more forgiving if you rotate your wrist the way I do. Often when I write quickly I turn my wrist so much I feel the edge of the nib tip. The standard steel nib is forgiving but the Taccia is very forgiving. Heck, with the Taccia I could purposely twist my write in or out and not feel any difference or lose any ink.
So both steel nibs are nice, but I do prefer the Taccia based on my limited experience, and will probably order one to put on my other Herald.
For once I half wish I did have a camera to take a picture. The blue and green with black ebonite is gorgeous material, IMO, and the pen is buffed up so well it really has a wonderful uniform shine. My other Herald is buffed well too, but there is something in the green/blue material that makes it a little more outstanding.
Of course all of this is subjective, and remember I like Steel nibs to begin with. Thumbs up. jc
Edited by MYU, 13 October 2008 - 14:18.