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  1. I am very new in the fountain pen hobby. Only six months into it, I read so much about old style nibs. I am very lucky to have acquired two old style nib: 14k OB, and 18k OBB, both in the modern M400 size. I searched on this forum for reviews of old style pelikan factory oblique nibs before buying them, but what I found were a bit confusing. Some user experience centered around line variations, some claimed obliques were not meant for line variations, as they were designed for people who held their pens rotated to the left. I cant say if the OB and OBB nibs were designed for line variations, but they certainly delivered such, when held in rotated position. My quick review: 1. The nibs used here are 14k OB in used but excellent condition, 18k OBB in NOS. They both two two-toned nibs with two chicks, likely made in mid 80s to early 90s. They might be nibs for old style M600 or toledo M700. The more common old style M400 or M250 nibs are single tone. 2. They are both wet writers. Maybe thats my luck, I like wet nibs very much. The wetness is similar to modern M400/M600 nibs. 3. When held rotated slightly to the left, they gave beautiful line variations. The horizontal lines are thicker, the vertical lines are thinner. Thats the same to what we call architect grind, opposite to the more common cursive Italic grind. 4. When held normal, not rotated, they write less smooth but still very good. In this way, I dont see much line variations, and the lines are thinner, something between a modern 14k F and M nib. 5. The OBB is really not THAT thick. I thought it would be of no use except for playing with inks. That was a misconception. The OBB in not-so-wet Robert Oster ink is really great for everyday use. I use my pens on A5 notebooks, for meeting notes, my research notes, and journal. 6. The OB nib is inked with Ironshizuku, which is very wet. Thats why the writing sample showed little difference between OB and OBB. Line variations look better with dryer Robert Oster inks. 7. The 18k nib is more stiff than the 14k. 8. My M101n M nib is softer, but that maybe my own perception. Enjoy the pictures and writing sample!
  2. Hi all, i bought a Pelikan 400nn from ebay but it writes lousy. The ink flow seems to be bad and it runs dry. But as soon as i give more pessure its too much ink. I ultrasonic cleaned it, and i do not see any problem at the feed with my loupe. (but im new to fountain pens, what do i know...) Of course writing tecnique is important especially with the OB nib, but i dont think thats the problem here. Im posting alot of pics in the hope you find something helpfull, thanks!
  3. 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!
  4. Dear all, I am about to request a nib-exchange for my Parker Centennial and was wondering if someone among the parker usergroup could share their experience or writing sample comparing the the Broad Italic, Broad Oblique, Extra extra broad . I tend to prefer the broadest oblique Italic or stub nibs, but not at the cost of broad... given that Parker do not have an OBB or O3B on offer , I'll have to settle for one of the IB,OB or 3B which puts me in a quandry. would be fantastic if one of you experienced folks could share a writing sample comparing the any/all of the 3 nibs or share your experience in words (Line width, smoothness, Line-variation, spring, flex etc). Note : I dont have the quid for a custom grid by a nibmeister (but I might dare to do it myself at a later date...) . Note-2 : Parker team replied to my query with the following options : extra fine, broad, Needle Point, Fine Italic, Medium Italic, Broad Italic, Fine Oblique, Medium Oblique, Broad Oblique, Medium Reverse Oblique (left hander), Extra Broad, *Extra extra broad Thanks a ton
  5. I've recently heard that Pelikan have discontinued all oblique as well as BB and 3B nibs. I'm sad, as BB is an exceptional nib, and one that also lends itself well to customisation, which also is the case with the 3B. Anyone else share this view?
  6. I started a thread here last year about Pelikan stopping the production of these nibs. The Pelikan website continues to display these nibs as options and has a whole section (pun intended) dedicated to "selecting the correct nib", with these nibs being options to choose from. Was reading a thread the other day, in which a post from a reliable German member stated that Pelikan may be considering a U-turn on this decision. Any news on this?
  7. Just been looking at Iguansell website. I came across the rather handsome M625, and when I scrolled down the nib options there was a stub and italic option, as well an OB option. Just wondering if anyone knows if this is indeed something that Pelikan have introduced, or, as I think, this might be the result of the unintentional misappropriation of the Aurora nib options to this line of Pelikans..
  8. carretera18

    Montblanc Nib Change Help Need

    Hi, I just bought a 145 Chopin MB and ask for nib chance at AD. I'm looking for OB or OBB nib but I'm in doubt about final decision. Is the OB nib offer nice line variation or the OBB nib is the best for my spectations? I want to handwriting in Italic on daily basis. Thanks in advance
  9. dragos.mocanu

    Pelikan 140 Ob - Dry As A Bone

    Hello, Today I went to the postal office to pick up my very first Pelikan. I was extremely excited about it, and the prospect of having a nice springy OB nib...until I got home and filled it with ink. Before filling, I noticed that the slit between the nib tines was completely shut at the tip (no light came through), but decided to fill it anyway and see how it writes. The thing is...it's a very smooth nib, but if I apply no pressure to the nib (as I usually do when writing normally), only a very feint line will come out of the tip. The ink may have something to do with this (Pelikan Blue-Black, and yes, I know it is a rather dry ink), but I haven't experienced this level of dryness with any of my pens (and I have quite a few already). If I start applying some pressure, I get a whole new experience. It puts down a pretty large amount of ink (though not extreme). So, anyone else encountered this? I was expecting a really wet nib (with no pressure), just gliding on the surface of the paper. Should I be worried, should I adapt my writing style, or even more, send it back to the seller?... Thanks!

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