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  1. OldTravelingShoe


    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of European Fountain Pens

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of European Fountain Pens

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of European Fountain Pens

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    From the album: OldTravelingShoe's Random Pics of European Fountain Pens

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  7. 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!
  8. Uncial

    Eye On The Obb Prize

    Right around Christmas I had a chance to play with a double broad. It made me very happy. This may not seem a strange thing to anyone else versed in the delights of the BB world, but I tend to write with fine's and extra fine's so it was a pleasant surprise to me that I liked it for extended periods. I'd tried them before in stores and enjoyed them, but I'd never written anything more than a line. I like the stubbish quality and the wetness. Now it's not that there will be a Montblanc purchase in my immediate future, but I am wondering if I should give the OBB consideration for the future. I've never tried one so I'm looking for your advice. I've been told they are slightly more stubbish than the BB. I write my words at an angle to the right and (probably a little weirdly) use a combination of both finger writing and arm writing. I've tended to write slightly small, but I can write larger without discomfort.
  9. Hi all! I recently won an auction for a pen that I hadn't heard of before, and I was wondering if you all could provide some insight. The pen in question is a 60s Pelikan MK30 with a 14k OBB nib. If you have used an MK30, or a Pelikan OBB nib, please share your experience/ let me know what to expect. Thank you! Also, what do you think a fair value for the pen would be? I hope I didn't overpay. Thanks! Phillieskjk
  10. Hey! I was thinking of getting a Lamy 2000 with an OBB nib, but much to my dismay it seems as though all the Lamy 2000's being sold new in the US are available only in the standard EF/F/M/B. I did find an eBay posting for Lamy 2000's (presumably new) with oblique nibs, but the seller is based in Hong Kong and I have reservations, particularly in regards to returning the pen should it not be in working condition or a fake. Has anyone bought a 2000 from that seller before? Is there anywhere else I could get a 2000 in OBB? Thanks!
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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
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