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  1. When I began my fountain pen journey 4-5 years ago, I naturally gravitated to the most fine nibs I could find. I loved very fine writing and naturally wrote very small characters. I tried some broader nibs here and there, but they never suited my style and ended up being a huge fan of Japanese made fountain pens due to their extremely fine yet smooth extra fine nibs. Lately I have gotten into The Pilot Prera, so much so that I decided to collect this wonderful pen. Part of my quest was to pick up several nibs and feeds from compatible Pilot pens just for the sake of completeness. Today I received a Pilot 78G from Speerbob with a BB nib. This is a stub nib, for those who don't know. Like many of you, I have an ink and nib journal so I dipped the 78G to give it the obligatory test knowing full well I'd hate it and it would rest in a pen I never used. Boy, was I wrong! Not only was my writing not too much bigger, but the beauty of the line, the shading, the lovely shape this nib gave my writing without even trying to write that much differently was simply amazing to me! I felt utterly foolish for waiting this long to try a stub nib. Of course I am now Googling, searching YouTube and of course mining posts here on how to properly use this nib and take on italic writing! My personal discovery leads me to this question for all of you: has there been anything relating to fountain pens about which you were wrong, or a preconceived notion to which you clung only to discover later your erroneous ways?





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