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  1. First off, here are some photos: Nib: http://imgur.com/2vPuwy4Writing Sample: http://imgur.com/t7WFQ4XComparison with Sailor B: http://imgur.com/DW2lT1XHello all, I hope you are well during these strange times. Today I have a short review of my impressions of Sailor’s contemporary Naginata Togi Medium nib. I have been using it for the past month or so as a daily writer. Now, Sailor Naginata Togi nibs and I have a long relationship built upon longing and reluctance. I’ve always wanted one, since getting the chance to try one years ago. They write beautifully, but the prices have been getting a little wild over the last few years. Recently I sold off most of the pens I hadn’t been using, trimming my collection down to a pair of Conid AVDA Phis and an old 146 that I use as a ‘can-I-try-your-pen?’ pen. With the Conids, I have a few Sailor nibs I rotate through, and this NM is the most recent addition to their ranks. Now, I got the chance to try one of the modern Naginata Togi nibs while living in Barcelona, but I waited until I returned home to Canada to purchase one as the price was ever so slightly better and I had the opportunity to purchase it from Wonderpens—best stationery shop in Canada folks, full stop. The modern rendition of the grind is spectacular, and a true equal to the originals I‘ve had the pleasure to use. They write wet, really wet, and I would not have the patience to use one in a Sailor body with their tiny converter, so a Conid was a must for me. The feed does a spectacular job at keeping up, aided I am sure by the sheer volume of ink in the Minimalistica’s reservoirs. The nib performs as advertised, though I should note that the line variation has no practical use in regular western cursive scripts. Personally, I use a higher writing angle to make corrections or small notations. The feel of this nib is unlike any other Sailor nib. The sweet spot is massive, the tunes have some play to them affording some pressure-based variation, and the feedback is unique among Sailors. If a Sailor Fine is a sharp HB pencil lead, and a Sailor Broad is a fairly sharp H or F pencil lead, then the Naginata Togi Medium is a well used B or 2B pencil lead. It sings across the paper without ever feeling scratchy. Run the flat of your finger nail across a teak tabletop, that’s what it feels like. Sonorous, soulful, and spirited, this is a generation nib. I don’t truly know what else I can say, about the nib or it’s performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away.
  2. MolesworthTwo

    Montblanc Used By Searle

    Hi All, Ronald Searle famously used Montblanc pens to create many of his works in the fities and sixties. Below is a video that shows him drawing, using the back of the nib. Any ideas on what type of pen this is? The ink flow is amazing too. I have searched for a long time but with no luck. I hope that someone here can shed a light on this. Many thanks!
  3. Fritz Schimpf

    Fritzfeder 135

    Dear Readers, In celebration of our 135th anniversary we offer a special nib, the Fritzfeder 135, for the Pelikan Souverän M800 and M805 fountain pens. Following our specifications the nibmasters at Pelikan manufactured the Fritzfeder 135 as an Italic nib with a broad stroke of 1,35 mm and a thin stroke of 0,7 to 0,8 mm. We offer the Fritzfeder 135 in two versions - one bicolor and one fully rhodium-plated. What can we say about the writing characteristics of the Fritzfeder? It is fascinating, soft, does not scratch and flies over the paper. The Fritzfeder 135 can also be used by left-handers (see second handwriting picture). The Fritzfeder 135 is limited to 12 pieces, five in bicolor and seven in fully rhodium-plated. We offer the Fritzfeder 135 mounted on a Pelikan Souverän M800 or M805 fountain pen. More information and pictures can be found here: http://www.fritz-schimpf.de/Schreibgeraete/Fuellhalter/Fritzfeder-135-fuer-Pelikan-Souveraen-M800-805.html Best regards Fritz Schimpf





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