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Edison Ef Nibs


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I finally have the funds to purchase the ever so lovely Edison beaumont. I have been wondering though how the extra fine nib is.

If anyone can tell me their experience with the edison EF nibs (scratchiness, wetness, etc.) it would be very appreciated.

 

Thanks,

~Phil

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Congratulations for building up the money. In my experience the EF nib is a smooth writer with a good flow, it's comparable to the width of a Pelikan EF.

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Thank you!
And that is absolutely great to hear. I always loved EF nibs because I tend to write really small, and most other nib sizes make my handwriting look sloppy.
Thank you for replying so quickly as well my friend!

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You're very welcome. I too love EF nibs for exactly the same reason, i love the feel of a Broad nib but my handwriting doesn't look as neat as I like it too. I also like to use 7mm spaced lined paper broader nibs I find don't sit as well for me in them.

 

Which colour are you going for?

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Edison Pen Company has their extra fine nibs tuned by Mike it work (Mike Masuyama) so it should be very nice.

 

Oops, that might only be for their signature series pens.

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I'm going for the bedrock flake beaumont. And I use Leuchtturm1917 Webbook with dot grid, and I think that is... 5mm spacing? And anything other than EF or some F nibs looks terrible.
But I do agree that broad nibs feel great. So glassy smooth to write with.

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The Edison nibs are JoWo nibs. Several of the JoWo EF nibs I've seen are, almost perfectly, 0.5mm (and, I've scoped, with a microscope, the line they lay down).

 

If you're buying the Bedrock Flake production pen, you have many good and reputable dealers from which to choose. Only two dealers that I know of tune the nibs before sending the pens to the client--Richard Binder and myself. Regardless of which dealer you choose, however, Brian makes sure all the tines are properly aligned before those pens go out to the dealers--and that's already 99% more than other makers do. So, your new pen should be good out of the box.

 

Regardless of which dealer you choose, I wish you all the best with your new pen. I have two Beaumonts; one is the Bedrock Flake. It is a spectacular pen in every detail.

 

Blessings,

 

Tim

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I Write With: Any one of my assortment of Parker "51"s or Vacumatics

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I own this exact pen, except with a fine nib. I find the Edison nibs have a very good flow at the narrow sizes. I think the fine is a little too wide, so I think, in retrospect, I should have purchased the extra-fine. I like the Japanese fine points.

 

I'm less thrilled with the wider Edison nibs, but you're fortunately not going that route.

 

By the way: saving for a pen means you enjoy it all the more!

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I had a Beaumont that was never right. I ordered it with a fine that wrote too wet and therefore was more like a medium. I bought an Edison EF and found it very scratchy. I wanted to like that pen but wound up giving it away. To be fair, it was not the pen so much as the nibs...JoWo. I think Peter Bock nibs are much better.

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I have several Edison's with EF nibs, both in gold and steel. Pearls, Edison Shin Pearl, Pearlettes, Mina and Gem pens. The more recent ones are Mike Matsuyama nibs, the older ones are Brian Grey Modification nibs.

I' m a minimal feedback, 90% Smooth and 7/10 wet writer kind of guy. All of them meet my needs 100%. My 4 Daily wriers are an Acryllic Edison Red and Black swirl Pearl with Fine Grey Gold Nib. A Blue and beige Ebonite Pearl with XF Steel Matsuyama Nib, a Persimmon Swirl Pearlette with a Grey(?) XF Steel nib and a Dr. Goretex/Ken Cavers Pearl/Piccolo like Yellow and Black Swirl with a Franklin-Christof Needlepoint , Matsuyama Steel Nib. Unless you are addicted to 0.15 mm or less lines of Nakaya, or Binder XXF Pelikan's , the Edison's will be perfect for you. Usual disclaimers apply, Jim

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