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  1. Fritz Schimpf by Scribo Limited Edition Piuma Passione cartridge/converter fountain pens exemplify the Italian word for passion. This passion for the designs, colours and nibs of the highest quality writing instruments, is shared by Scribo and Fritz Schimpf, resulting in the Piuma Passione. The elegance of form is reinforced by the gracefully shaped, silver-coloured clip and the subtle Scribo logo on the cap. Crafted using a refined acrylic resin, the contours of the Piuma Passione provide a fascinating depth effect with harmoniously warm reddish tones. The flexible nib is fully rhodium-plated, crafted from 14-K gold in nib size "F" (fine), which has received the widely respected Fritz Schimpf Italic grind. The combination of nib flexibility with our Italic grind results in exceptional writing characteristics. Due to the exquisite rounding of the writing edge and the lateral corners, the pen’s comfort zone is wide, therefore rapid writing is accomplished with ease. When written without pressure, the nib offers a vertical stroke width of approx. 0.60 mm and a horizontal stroke width of approx. 0.20 mm. With pressure, the vertical stroke width may be increased to a stroke width of approx. 1.20 mm. Flexible italic nibs are ideal due to their ability to make emotions visible, expanding handwriting, conveying a writer’s passion with visual flair. Engraved on the nib’s upper surface is our historic Fritz Schimpf Tübingen (FST) seal logo. This seal was used daily in our shop from the early 1950s until 2010 to officially seal insured letters, parcels and love letters, before they were delivered to the local post office to begin their journeys to those in all corners of the world. We are deeply grateful to Scribo for their magnificent cooperation and shared dedication to the highest quality. The Fritz Schimpf by Scribo Limited Edition Piuma Passione fountain pens are limited to 50 pieces worldwide, which are exclusively available from us, Fritz Schimpf in Tübingen. https://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Neuheiten/Fritz-Schimpf-by-SCRIBO-Limited-Edition-Piuma-Passione-Patronenfuellhalter.html
  2. A Smug Dill

    Montblanc 146 with Calligraphy nib

    From the album: First look

    I know I said I wouldn't get this, if for no other reason that it's a Montblanc.

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  3. Might anyone be able to identify the manufacturer and/or brand of this vintage nib? It is a “donor” nib that was fitted on one of my pens by Guillaume Chappuis of watchandwrite.com. Guillaume believes it’s of Italian origin but does not know more. It is one of my favourite writers, with quite a bit of flex and a medium fine tip that gives just the right amount of feedback. Thank you.
  4. Might anyone be able to identify the manufacturer and/or brand of this vintage nib? It is a “donor” nib that was fitted on one of my pens by Guillaume Chappuis of watchandwrite.com. Guillaume believes it’s of Italian origin but does not know more. It is one of my favourite writers, with quite a bit of flex and a medium fine tip that gives just the right amount of feedback. Thank you.
  5. Not typical video for me (not urushi this time). With help from my girlfriend - a small shootout of flexible nibs. Enjoy
  6. Bristol24

    Skyline Flow Characteristics

    The one Eversharp Skyline that I own has a wonderful flexible nib. While I would not call it a "wet noodle," I would say that it is "flexible" and certainly not "semi-flexible." Earlier I posted a question regarding ink flow in the Skyline. In my opinion, the flow from this pen is quite wet. Originally I thought this might be due to the fact that the vent or breather tube was loose inside the sac. I have now removed the sac and repaired the fit of the vent tube. Now, with the new sac installed, the pen fills more completely but writes pretty much the same. It is a wet writer. Granted, a flexible nib needs a wet flow to prevent railroading but I wonder just how much. Generally speaking, the ink remains wet three to four lines above where I am writing. In other words dry time is in excess of 30 seconds easily. Following the repair, I used Waterman Serenity Blue which seemed quite wet. I flushed that out and am now trying my old standby, Parker Quink Permanent Black. The flow is a little more controlled but is still quite wet. I would appreciate knowing from others who have a flexible nib Skyline if their pens also have a very wet flow. Thanks, Cliff
  7. Hello everyone. In the past I had made a publication that was to make a decision to get my first vintage flexible fountain pen and finally I could own one of these beauties.It is a moore safety pen in black hard rubber with a very good ink capacity since this is a long but slender pen.The pen feels quite comfortable and light in my hand is a pretty beautiful pen that always impresses people when they see a retractable nib of my moore.The 14k gold nib is small but has a good flexibility as the seller told me on his website that he lists it as a nib superflex. The 14k nib is an extra fine point when used without any pressure and not a single stroke has failed me and we add that to be an extra fine nib it is quite smooth. When I write cursive with the flexibility of this nib it is quite satisfactory and does not tire me and they offer me a beautiful line variation without the need to put a lot of pressure. I also want to comment on you that the nib is something dry but without being annoying (I mean feeling scratchy or skipping strokes) and even in rhodia paper using flex it dries almost instantly without fear of accidentally stains on your sheet or In hands, it may be that the somewhat dry sensation is due to the pilot blue-black ink that I use since it has some time that the lid broke and I stuck it with adhesive tape and this may be somewhat thicker by evaporation.And what is most impressive about this great fountain pen is that it has never shown railroading when I use it in flexible mode :notworthy1:and I don't have to be dipping it in the inkwell at all times as with my dip pens. Although we cannot deny that the dip thought of what I have managed to see in the hands of a calligraphy expert they can create an extremely beautiful calligraphy. Although I personally have bad luck in finding a good combination of dip nib and ink XD and it is somewhat complicated to get ink at a good price in my country. Unfortunately I don't think I have time to improve my handwriting for an approximate six months since I find myself doing my professional practices at the university to be a lawyer. I attach my results with dip pen:FP FLEX NIB AND DIP FLEX NIBS IT IS VERY ENJOYABLEI became addicted to flex nibs!
  8. I keep on seeing adverts on Facebook for what they call an Executive Flexible Nib Fountain Pen. Has anyone seen these adverts and if so are the pens any good?
  9. Just got my first ever Esterbrook pen. Been reading a lot about the myriad variations of their nibs and how easy it is to replace/ switch them. So after spotting this pen on a local classified ad with the flexible fine 9128 nib, I just couldn't help but jump right into it. The pen body is in a perfect shape with no dents, scratches or any other cosmetically-related issue. The cap is marked by an odd pattern (a press is my closest guess) and has minor rust just where the clip meets the cap body. But the seller kindly offered me another cap in a better condition for free, so on that front am all covered. The sac was replaced recently as per the seller and I'm inclined to believe his word 'cause after the initial flushing, no ink came out off it. The only two issues I've had so far are that the nib is quite scratchy when flexing (unlike my Parker flex 14k gold nib) and that I can't seem to find what pen model this is. It looks quite a lot like a cartridge pen but it has a lever fill mechanism. The other models I've seen (J, Deluxe, Dollar, V-pen, don't resemble the pen that much. Can you help me identify it? Also, does anyone know when Esterbrook manufactured in Mexico and what products did they made here? I've seen a lot of vintage nibs for sale that were locally made.
  10. Hi, I've recently got into fountain pens and just bought a cheep one to see if I could write with them. I am just wondering as I like to do copperplate what would be the best pen to get? I am looking for a fountain pen rather than a dip and my price range is under £200 ($260 ish). Any help would be much appreciated.
  11. Hello all, I'll start this post - or thought excersize - with a question: - Do you feel that current fountain pen industry is slowly moving toward re-introduction of proper flexible nibs? It occurred to me, while watching fp reviews online, reading etc - that in each one of them there is at least one segment dedicated to "line variation" (ex. Stephen Brown, Matt ...etc) or "Flexibility". Also, a lot of excitement is raised around any pen/nib claimed to have "that vintage flex feel". As my comment on one Aurora 88 review by sbrebrown on YouTube states: "Maybe I am an idealist with unrealistically positive (maybe hopeful) expectations of future days, maybe I'm noticing some "shifts" or "ripples" in fountain pen manufacturing trends or maybe I'm just imagining and lying to myself - but... it seems to me that more (and more) flexible nibs are on offer. Whether they are quasi-flexible, sort-of-flexible, vintage-wannabe-flexible, or really flexible with "modern" or "vintage" feel - there's new Wahl Eversharp, Franklin Cristophs, Pilot, Platinum, even this Aurora 88... perhaps I can include Romillo (?) and Visconti... maybe even modern M1000 by Pelikan (?? it is soft, F or EF feel flexy)... in any case, it seems like industry is (very) slowly moving in the right direction. Fountain pen sales are up year-on-year, and with more fp users - demand for semi-flex or flex nibs is growing. Aurora is maybe playing on that card, testing the market - whatever they are trying to do - they are doing us (fountain pen users) a favor. And your (Stephen) reviews, with few others here on YouTube or there on the web - are helping this as well. Having that "what about line variation" question drives some people to think about that, want to have that... One of these days (my dream says) I will click on Pelikan's web page and find Pelikan M805 special edition... flexible or Montblanc... Parker... Lamy )))) " What are you thoughts on this? Are there any insider-information or rumors that more flexible nibs are coming? Or I'm not seeing it right.
  12. So, I bought this in an online auction a couple weeks ago. Knew it wasn't mint, but upon receiving and inspecting realized quickly that it was on the lower end of user grade instead of "Good" as described. I had intended to flip it, but now am unsure whether that's worthwhile. So the question: To what grade could professional restoration return this pen? I have about $175 in it at the moment, but really have no idea what it's worth in this state and whether restoration would increase it's worth enough to consider selling it. It's a pleasant pen, and the nib is really a lovely writer, but I hadn't really intended on keeping it. What would you do? Any thoughts/suggestions are much appreciated. Burma color isn't bad. Has some nice variation. Deep scratch in the cap. Brassing of the medallion (and other trim as well). Crack in the cap where (it appears) the material is degrading. Runs about 1/3 around the cap. Hairline crack seems stable, doesn't go past cap band. EDITED: to add a picture.
  13. I bought this pen off of Ebay. It had a very reasonable price attached to it so I went for it because the nib was described as flexible. I cannot find anything about the pen. It is marked Eastern on the clip and Frawley Pen on the nib. When I searched Frawley I found something about an ink manufacturer that became paper mate but nothing on Fountain Pens. If any of you know anything about this pen, its manufacturer, etc I will be very appreciative. I would really like to find another pen that looks a little better from the same manufacturer. I dont really care for the looks on this pen but the nib is one of the best I have used. Thank you in advance for your help. Sorry to impose. Aloha, T
  14. I think this is a very rare find. Did not see any review for it here on FPN, so here it is. I think this is full hard rubber, can somebody confirm this. Also it is made for export, not sure if in Germany or Denmark, since it has the Masterpiece title on cap, not Meisterstuck. Maybe somebody has a better idea of year of production? Appearance and size: 10/10 Yay, my favorite size pen. The MB 146 size is the most comfortable for me. As You can see from side by side picture with a 2015 MB 146, this pen is a little longer, wider and has a bigger nib. But it is clearly more comfortable to hold in the hand, since the gripping section is curved and not straight like in the modern pen. It is also lighter than the 146. So for my taste this is the best Montblanc fountain pen I have ever seen, yay again. Construction: 10/10 Quite balanced pen, very well constructed. Can be used easily posted or unposted. I would have loved to have an ink window (personal obsession of mine), but since the rest is so nice, I am content. One of the most comfortable pens in the hand I have (maybe the most comfortable), quite good for long writing sessions. Filling: 10/10 Very interesting button filler. Normally I do not like button fillers since the button is small and needs a lot of force to press, but in this case the blind cap is the button, it unscrews, then you can use it as a button, then screw back in again. Very very easy, not a lot of force needed. No idea why Montblanc dropped it, it seems to be quite good. Nib: 10/10 Big nib, perfect size for me, wet but controlled, very nice. I would have preferred it to be an F or an M, maybe I will send it for retipping, since it writes like an EF of that era - ready EEF in modern times. But for how thin it writes, it is quite smooth. What I find interesting is how it flexes. It needs a little more force to start flexing, then flexes readily and without issues, and not with much force. Never saw this behaviour in any nib until now. So for daily writing, you will write without flex, but flex is always there when you need it. Not sure to say I like this or not. Have still to experiment with it. Test Drive: 10/10 Very very nice to write with. If it would have an F or M nib, would like it more, so I will probably fix this. To say it is one of my favorites, I think it is not necessary. But I think I begin to have too many favorites. Hmm... what to do ... Overall: 10/10 This may come to a shock to some, but I do not like Montblanc pens. I had 3 MB 149, those I like least, sold them all. MB 146 is more to my taste, but I do not like much how it writes, had 3 of them from various periods, keeping the 2015 one, but still definitely not one of my favorites. This one however is a different beast. Wow, if every moder Montblanc would be like this one ...
  15. This one doesn't have any review here, so here it is. Appearance and size: 8/10 Errm, a Sheaffer PFM clone from Omas???? Only with Omas nib and piston filler. This is how it looks like to me. According to a catalog I downloaded from a FPN member here, it was on the first pages of the catalogue, does this mean it was top of the line? Seems a little bigger than a Pelikan 400, so size is OK. Construction: 10/10 Quite balanced pen, well constructed. Can be used posted or unposted. But why the Sheaffer lookalike (getting obsessed it seems). Filling: 10/10 Piston filler, works nice, no comment here. Nib: 10/10 Extra Lucens nib with a lot of flex. Writing sample not so good, should have flexed more. Nib looks quite big on this pen. Test Drive: 10/10 Nice to write with, no negative comments here. Will post later a writing sample. Overall: 10/10 Maybe you saw from my review that I am not really in love with it. But I am not in love with any Omas. Even bought the applauded Paragon Arco Brown. Really want to love their product. Can't. It is quite OK though as a fountain pen.
  16. After using a stub nib for the better part of a couple of months, I've became truly in love with line-width variation and the fact that these nibs work well with the shading that I so love in my inks. However the stub nibs directionality (upward/ downward strokes) doesn't seem to work that well with my left hand and the odd way in which I hold my pens. As such, I'm really interested in trying flexible nibs which offer the line variation am going after, but without the directionality limitations. However, I see that those nibs are far more common with vintage pens than with current ones. So am reaching to this wonderful community to guide me in the right direction. I want to buy a pen with a flexible nib but my budget is a little constrained at $100. Do you think I could find something useful with this budget?
  17. Uncial

    Pilot 823 With Flex Mod

    Sorry if this has been done to death before, but I did a search and couldn't bring anything up on it. Has anyone tried the custom 823 with the flex mod? I've seen them for sale on ebay and they tend to be the same price as the normal ones. The mod looks like it is the same as that recommended for the Noodler's Ahab, done with a dremel. If anyone has tried it I would appreciate hearing of your experience and possibly some writing samples if possible.
  18. I saw a Waterman's 12 1/2 BCHR on Ebay with what appears to be a Toledo overlay (I have no affilication to seller, see link below). I have never seen any Toledo overlay pen in person and was wondering if this is a genuine example. http://www.ebay.com/itm/131289632586?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 Item # 131289632586 Thanks, Jesse
  19. thiagojp

    Duocraft Stub

    Hello FPN. This is my first review of a pen, so please bear with me. I just got this nice little pen on mail today after three months ( yep, that´s correct, unfortunately ) waiting for customs liberation... Gotta love them!! Anyway, I got so happy I decided to make a review. This is a pen I bought from a member ( wetnoodlepens ) here in FPN. First, the looks: Not much to say, black with holden accents. Rather small. Body says "Duocraft Brooklyn NY" Nib says "Warranted 14K 5" And thast´s about it. Nothing special, nothing ugly. But, man oh man, when I inked it and put it on paper... WOW!!! Very smooth stub, about 1.5 mm, decent variation on down/side strokes. And then I started playing with flex... and was totally blown over!! Huge line variation with very little pressure!! Great flow, nice responsiveness!! And look at that shading!!!Needless to say I was a very very happy geek!! Anyway, that´s about what I wanted to say. Just wanted to share the happiness. Please tell me if you want me to add something, I´m a rather economic writer Thank you very much!! Thiago
  20. sseskin

    Danitrio Soft Nib?

    I am thinking of getting a Danitrio, and of course, can only do that by mail. can anyone tell me about their soft niibs? Can you compare it to, for example, a Namiki Pilot (though the Namiki body is much smaller)? or to an old Waterman? Or...or... Nibs.com says the Danitrio soft nibs don't work well and all need adjustment. Do you agree? Is flexing done easily (i.e., with a natural hand) or only under pressure? So many discussions and photos of flex nibs don't address this issue...never say how much pressure it took. And while I am at it--are the nib sizes similar to japanese or to European nibs? Are fine nibs scratchy or smooth? Enough questions. Thanks for your thoughts.
  21. http://www.iguanasell-pics.com/photos/logos/fpn_logo_45_45.png See all our items @ FPN Pilot Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen with Flexible Nib - Burgundy 60673Brand New in Box - Warranty by authorised Dealer - Free Shipping CHARACTERISTICS: Brand Namiki Description Pilot Fountain pen Nib 14K/585 solid gold nib- rhodium treated flexible nib Finish Laquer and chrome trims Closure System Screw-on Filling System Vacuum converter / cartridge filling system Dimensions (capped/uncapped) 13,8 cm (5.4") /12,7cm (5") Line Pilot Falcon Reference 60673 Retail Price 315€ / $410 / £270 Special features: The Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen has a highly flexible nib in the form of a falcon's beak.This nib provides a great variety of line widths, and can even draw two separate lines!The barrel is finished in lacquer over a metal structure that makes it more resistant than the Namiki Falcon pen.The pen comes in a fine leather Pilot presentation box and inclueds Namiki cinverter and cartridge.The special Pilot Vacuum converter works by pressing down the end rather than turning it as in usual converters.A great option for calligraphy. A completely new writing experience. CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerPrice: 250€ / $325 Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries) Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-1.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-2.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-3.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-4.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-5.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-6.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-7.jpg http://iguanasell-pics.com/photos/D453/Pilot-Namiki-Falcon-Fountain-Pen-with-Flexible-Nib-Burgundy-60673-60673-8.jpg CONDITIONS:The item is brand new in original box and comes with all papers and warranty stamped at the moment of the purchase by authorised dealerPrice: 250€ / $325 Payment Methods: PayPalCredit cardGoogle CheckoutMoney Order (We have Bank accounts in the US as well as in Europe)Cash on Delivery (Euro Countries)Free Expedited Shipping (UPS or Fedex) to the US, Canada and European Union. Other countries, $18 (shared shipping costs) ABOUT US: We are an international company with more than three (3) years of experience in e-commerce, duly registered in the US and Europe. We are present on the most important Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, ecommerce sites: shopping.com, yahoo shopping... and our own website You can take a look at our eBay feedback here or read the opinions of other forum members: 1 , 2, or 3 CONTACT:To contact us, just write us a pm, orsend us an email to info@iguanasell.com More Namiki pens on our website Thanks for looking!----------------------------- Website: www.iguanasell.comJoin our newsletter for special promotions and news http://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_facebook_24.png Follow us on Facebookhttp://static.anuncios.ebay.es/images/dailydeals/dm/icon_twitter_24.png Follow us on Twitter: @Iguana_sell
  22. First of all, I'm writing about this nib because it literally caused my jaw to drop when I came across it while sorting thru our latest batch of new old stock 1960s Eversharp Symphonys. Secondly, try to ignore the surroundings in the photo below. New old stock pens are not always pretty, and some are too far gone to be one of our "seconds" offerings. Sometimes you can only salvage the nib, but in this case ooh-la-la, it was quite a nib. http://www.peytonstreet.com/PSP/blog/sticker_flex_half_stub_500.jpg The name -- Flexible 1/2 Stub -- says it all, but before you get excited and say "where can I get one of these?!", please note that we only found two of these nibs in literally hundreds of Symphony pens. This one was found on a Symphony 915, making the nib the middle size Symphony nib, the same as was found on the more common 701. The pen was totally trashed from many rough years in storage, with abjectly corroded trim and a rusted away lever/pressure bar assembly. We pulled the nib and threw it and its accompanying feed and breather tube into one of our mid-size 4CS Ranga eyedroppers, and it's been a real joy to write with for a week. The nib has really nice flex, which when combined with the italic cut delivers easy line variation when unflexed, and a nice pay-off on the downstroke when flexed. (You wouldn't want to flex on the horizontal stroke as you would pull the tines out of alignment, just an FYI.) This is the kind of nib for which people look to vintage Pelikans, though the nib thickness is a little thinner on the Eversharps. Here's the writing sample: http://www.peytonstreet.com/PSP/blog/sample_flex_half_stub_500.jpg Here's the nib: http://www.peytonstreet.com/pens/ranga/915_halfstub_4cs_2.jpg http://www.peytonstreet.com/pens/ranga/915_halfstub_4cs_3.jpg This is the model that originally hosted the nib: http://www.peytonstreet.com/PSP/blog/symphony_915_500.jpg And here is where it currently lives (a Ranga 4cs eyedropper): http://www.peytonstreet.com/pens/ranga/915_halfstub_4cs_1.jpg If I put together another one of these and can make it available for sale, I'll post an update. Though I call this posting "Nib of the Month," I'm not sure how often I'll find unusual and interesting nibs to feature. Sometimes it seems like there's a good candidate every week, but I don't want to commit to that as it seems overly ambitious and dependent upon more than a little bit of luck.

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