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  1. thespyingdutchman

    Pilot Soft Nibs

    Hi! I'm planning on buying my first "premium" fountain pen. I'm currently set on getting a Pilot Custom Heritage 91 (or Custom 74, but I suppose it doesn't matter much since the nibs are interchangeable). I'm pretty sure about what model and what finish I want to get, but I just can't decide on the nib size. I don't have any experience with Pilot fountain pens, or any Japanese fountain pen for that matter. I'm used to writing with western fines and mediums, so I thought a Japanese FM would be a good choice. I want to go fine or maybe finer than a western fine, but I don't want a nib that is too fine, because I also like a line thick enough to show some nice ink properties. I also really like the sound of the soft nib options, so I thought I'd get a SFM. I've read that the soft nibs are wetter than the stiffer, regular nibs. Problem is that I'm not sure a very wet nib would be a good choice for me. I'm a college student, and I'll probably be using a lot of cheap paper. So I'm a bit afraid it will be too wet for that purpose. I could always get a SF, but I really think the FM size would suit my writing better. Beside, I'm going to be using it a lot for quick, daily note taking. I mostly use my laptop during lectures, but I still usually write a lot as well. I know the soft nibs are by no means flex nibs, but I don't know if they would be stiff enough for this purpose either. Do any of you have experience with Pilot's soft nibs? Do you have advice for me? Thanks a lot!
  2. Hey All, I'm trying to decide on my next pen purchase, either the Pilot 74, the Pilot 92, or the Lamy 2000. I currently own a Pelikan M205 (technically a M215) and a Lamy Al-Star, I know there are reviews a-plenty for all of these pens, and published sizes/dimensions are everywhere. I can even tell you that the dimensions are all within a few millimeters of each other for these pens. However, none of that seems to help to really know how a pen FEELS in your hand! I'm partial to larger pens, I love the size of my Lamy Safari, and I think that my Pelikan M215 is a tad too small (still love it though!), and I'm worried about my next pen being too small too. So, for anyone who owns these pens, how to they compare to the Pelikan M215? I know the dimensions are pretty similar, but how do they FEEL? Are the Pilot's "small feeling" like the M215? Is the Lamy "large" compared to them? How's the length (unposted)? Thanks in advance!





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