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  1. I'm planning to get a Rouge et Noir black, but would like a nib with stubbish properties. I've got a B nib Wilde which has got wonderful line variation and is just lovely, but generally I don't like my nibs to be too broad. Do you think my best chance of getting what I want lies in an OM, B or OB? I realise every nib is hand finished so nothing can be guaranteed!
  2. I'm looking for an ink recommendation. Specifically, I want a very dark, BOLD blue ink. My favorite inks right now are: Noodler's Heart of Darkness, Diamine Majestic Blue, and a blend of Iroshizuku Kon-peki and Asa-go; that should give you a sense of my desire for bold colors. More specifically: I want a BOLD, dark colorIt should be closer to black than to blue but the blue should be reasonably visible. (I've tried Diamine Eclipse which is a close-to-black purple ink (IMO). I'd like the recommended ink to display the blue more than Eclipse displays the purple.)It should be darker than Diamine Majestic Blue (which I use and love)NO green or teal tints, no purple tint--genuinely blue tint onlyWaterfastness is not an issueShading and/or sheen are big bonuses but not requiredWetter inks preferred over dry inksNo iron gallWho can tell me what ink(s) I should be sampling? I have in mind to try Diamine 1894 Blue-Black; is that a good option? What else?
  3. proton007

    How Are B (++) Nibs Made?

    I can see two ways of doing it: Make nibs the same width (M), but 'trim' the tines at the tip for making the B+ nibs. Doing so reduces the length of the nib slightly, but only one nib type has to be made.Make nibs the same length, but make different widths at the tip. Costlier to manufacture as each individual nib width has to be made in batches. Maybe I'm wrong, but sometimes I get the feeling some companies seem to follow the first method. Especially if you have a lot of EF/F nibs and need some B/BB nibs urgently...
  4. Cyclopentadiene

    Historical Purpose Of Bold Nibs

    Hi all, I've been thinking about how different nib sizes came about. I'm relatively new to fountain pens, but have seen the huge variety of nibs available to tailor to each persons hand. Out of curiosity I must ask. If manifold nibs and flexible nibs were born out of a need or necessity for practical purposes (which for the above I understand to be primarily accountancy and legal documents respectively), then how did the bold nib come about? I know it's an unusual question, and in current times it's all about preference but who came up with the idea of a big fat line and why? The only practical application that I can think of would be for use in signatures. Was there some common purpose or reason that meant that historically if you could only afford one fountain pen you'd be advised to carry a bold nib? Hope this question makes sense and thanks in advance, Badger

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