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This is just a Pilot Prera with a regular steel nib, nothing special... But then I carefully and methodically bent the tip of the nib into a smooth curve (and smoothed it), and now the topside (engraving side) of the nib is able to put ink down somewhat similar to an oriental paint brush with a large variety of line widths depending on the writing angle and pressure used. It also gives sharp pointy end strokes (not sure what the technical term is...) if done properly.

The bottom (normally correct) side of the nib still writes in extra fine lines.
This is similar to the Condor (trademarked) nib by Mr. Richard Binder (I am not saying this IS the Condor nib). Of course, Mr. Binder can do a much better job than me and his nibs are much much more professionally finished than mine. But for what it is worth, it is a very good attempt. (I am not selling a service here, it is just a demonstration)

This nib is able to produce Japanese (Kanji) or Chinese calligraphy when used carefully and in specific ways as shown in the end of the video.

Although I've never tried it, it should be able to do a certain degree of painting / drawing as well.

 

I have more fountain pen / writing related videos on my youtube channel if anyone is interested.

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Looks great! I tried bending a varsity to do it but the nib wasn't long enough.

 

Another issue I encountered was the ink flow wasn't good. How's yours?

My version of the guide for the Pilot Varsity Nib transplantation to the Platinum Preppy

DIY Retractable Fountain Pen (Couldn't get it to work, now refilling Schmidt 888 M refills with FP inks in a Pilot G2 Limited, the ceramic roller tip is as smooth as a Firm FP steel nib, Poor Man's VP I guess)

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Looks great! I tried bending a varsity to do it but the nib wasn't long enough.

 

Another issue I encountered was the ink flow wasn't good. How's yours?

 

I don't think it needs to be particularly long for that, mine (nib that is, hehe) is not very long neither.

Regarding to ink flow, as you can see in the video, it is very good on both sides. It even kept up with the really thick strokes that demands tonnes of ink.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb345/Andybiotics/Writing%20Samples/P1020494j-1reversedcolour.jpg
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I don't think it needs to be particularly long for that, mine (nib that is, hehe) is not very long neither.

Regarding to ink flow, as you can see in the video, it is very good on both sides. It even kept up with the really thick strokes that demands tonnes of ink.

 

I kinda wished I watched your video earlier. I just grounded my 78G nib into a stub =\\\\

My version of the guide for the Pilot Varsity Nib transplantation to the Platinum Preppy

DIY Retractable Fountain Pen (Couldn't get it to work, now refilling Schmidt 888 M refills with FP inks in a Pilot G2 Limited, the ceramic roller tip is as smooth as a Firm FP steel nib, Poor Man's VP I guess)

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I kinda wished I watched your video earlier. I just grounded my 78G nib into a stub =\\\\

 

Good thing these pens are quite cheap then. I didn't enjoy writing with them that much anyway so I didn't mind if I ruined it.

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