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  1. siddr90

    Pilot 823 - Fine Or Fa Nib?

    Hi all, I'm considering to purchase a Pilot 823 (again) but not sure which nib would work better for me. My preference is for fine nibs or Western EF nibs that lay down a wet line. I do like some softness on my nibs too. I've read that the Fine nib on 823 is wet and also has some softness to it. Same for the FA nib, but I'm not sure on the line width on that nib. Read that it can be like a F, FM or M on multiple forums with no pressure. Note that I'm not looking to use flex for daily writing. Any opinions and writing samples on this comparison would be highly appreciated!
  2. The other day I was reading this post by jekostas and a light bulb went *ding* in my head because that's quite possibly a solution and reason for why the Pilot FA nib skips. https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/327997-flow-is-ok-but-ink-is-not-being-delivered-by-feed-m1000/?p=3927156 "That's it!", I mused. The problem is not because the nib/feed needs to be wetter or that it has babys bottom(there was no evidence of that through the loupe, and it didn't behave like my past problematic German nibs did), as many people claim. It's skipping because it's trying to put too much ink too q
  3. cchukan

    Soft Fine Nib Vs Fa Nib Help

    Hello, I have a question regarding Pilot #10 Soft Fine nib vs. FA nib. After researching, I've purchased the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with FA nib. However, I was much disappointment as it was difficult (probably due to being inexperienced with flex nibs, although I did try out a Noodlers flex nib...yes, I'm aware it does not compare to a real flex nib) for everyday handwriting as the lines were consistently too thick with the slightest pressure. So I'm planning on purchasing the same pen with either a Fine or Soft fine nib. What I can't gather from researching (google and YouTube), how
  4. Hello to all, I have a Pilot 912 with an FA nib, a very flexible modern flex in my opinion. I've been using it for a month and I'm very satisfied with it, albeit some occasional railroading. However, I notice there are two indentures spreading out from the breather hole, even a tiny crack (I think it is?) which is hardly noticeable even with a loupe. Judging from the shape of the indentures I think they are from flexing the nib. Does it mean I'm flexing my nib too hard? Do I risk breaking the nib altogether if I continue doing so?
  5. Hello. I am currently struggling between two choices. My budget would allow me to purchase one of these two pens: Pelikan M405 (blue stripes with rhodium trims) or Pilot Heritage 912 (FA nib). For the moment I own three Pilots already: Justus 95 (FM nib), Custom 823 (F nib) and a matte black VP (F nib) (with two Platinum 3776 and three Lamy). I’ve never seen nor tried a Pelikan before, so I’m very curious about it, which is the main reason why I’m considering the 405. From the photos the silver trim with blue stripes looks quite marvellous, although I don’t know whether it would be really
  6. lgsoltek

    Pilot Fa Nib Hairline Width

    Hello, I would like to know for Pilot's semi-flex FA nib (which can be found in Custom 742, 743 and Heritage 912), what kind of hairline can it write? How does it compare to Pilot's F nib or EF nib? Can it be as fine as these two? It would be better if someone could show a photo for comparison... Thank you in advance!
  7. I am looking for some help regarding Pilot replacement nibs. I have a 742 custom I got with the FA #10 nib. I really liked the nib and I was going to have it sent off to grind it down to a finer point. I left it wrapped up on my desk ready to box up and ship out after work. But before I go back home someone apparently mistook it for trash and out with the garbage it went. I have been trying to find out if it is possible to buy a replacement nib only or not. So far it seems I would have to buy a whole new pen. Any info would be great, or anyone that might have an FA nib they care to sell. Tha
  8. tor99

    Problems With Pilot Fa Nib

    Hi, I just bought a Pilot Custom 742 with a FA nib. It writes beautiful, with nice line variations at times, but most of the time it is a pita. No ink. I have read here that other users have had similar problems, causing everything from lost temper to domestic violence. I hope there are some adjustments that may be applied to mitigate the problem. Using the CON-70 converter that came with the pen was no good. I have ordered both Con-20 and -50 to see if they work better, other user experience suggest this. In the meantime I use a Pilot cartridge. As can be seen in the first picture be

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