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I want to start grinding nibs, and get enough experience to buy a table for next years Pen Show. (Nearly a year away.) I have pretty much mastered how to grind a very good, smooth stub, but would love to expand into cursive and crisp italics before I learn obliques or Arabic grinds. Does anyone with a good macro lens want to help a teenage fountain pen lover out with some photos of the tipping and maybe a writing sample? Also, if we could talk a little bit about technique, I'm afraid that I am doing it wrong. Thank you in advance for your help! -Austin W. Malone Amateur Writer, Student
Is there a type or grind of fountain pen nib that still has tipping material, yet still allows for natural line variation while writing normally? And is it possible for the hobbyist to try this at home? I have plenty of pens with italic, cursive italic, and other non-tipped nibs, so that's not what I'm asking. The Waterman Carene Medium nib has been aptly described as 'stubbish.' This is the sort of thing I'm looking for. Thanks!