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I use my 1.1 stubs for everyday writing all the time. I typically use college-ruled paper to give you a frame of reference for the sizing.

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Amberleadavis, any reference point to the Goulet 1.1 nib? That's the only one I have. The Lamy looks like it may be a good candidate. I need to replace my matte black Safari anyways.

 

 

Sorry I did that years ago. I don't own a Goulet 1.1 -- maybe someday. I should put up the Italic from the Pelikan M200. I'll do that tomorrow.

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Hmm.... I think it helps more to see it in context of other pens.

 

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Amberleadavis, any reference point to the Goulet 1.1 nib? That's the only one I have. The Lamy looks like it may be a good candidate. I need to replace my matte black Safari anyways.

I have a Goulet 1.5 and an Esterbrook 2284 Stub I will put comparisons up for you later this evening. I would do it now, but my Ahab (the Goulet 1.5) JUST ran out of ink :(

 

The Goulet nib is great by the way, and the line variation it gives is unreal.tumblr_n7fc226isG1sb8e3xo1_500.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_664b-Stub.jpg

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I use my Lamy 1.1 (both Vista and Joy, same nib in each) every day. I also use a true stub (the Lamy is closer to an italic, but smoother) in my Parker 51 that seems a little fatter than 1.1, and with cursive, or printing, it works beautifully. I also have a stub that may be a little larger than a 1.1 in a Sheaffer Snorkel and I use that one all the time for writing letters. (I've gone stub-crazy)

 

To give you an idea of size, though, if I use Rhodia grid paper, I write on every other line, and there's lots of room in between my lines of text. But if I try and write on every line, and this is pretty narrow, it does get crowded. But because it's Rhodia, I can print using my Lamy 1.1 and it's still readable. That's how crisp the Lamy nib is.

 

1.1 is totally usable for every day.

 

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Nice colours and avatar change!!!!

 

Oh, thank you, it was a present.

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I love stubs and I use them every day for journaling. I write fast and too messy, and in all sizes. They still look lovely, regardless.

 

Here are the nibs, all next to eachother for comparison:

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Green: Lamy 1.5 (Not for everyday writing.)

Black: Goulet 1.1 (absolutely enormous. I'd give it 1.3 at least. Smooth as butter, though, and very easy to write with. Writes a little on the large side.)

Red: Lamy Safari 1.1 (highly recommended. I love this pen, I want several more)

Orange: Pilot M Caligraphy (probably .8 Dry as bones and thus sharp and cuts the page. Don't love this one.)

Blue: Twsbi Mini 1.1 (looks just a touch smaller than the lamy 1.1. Best pen in my collection.)

 

I'm either carrying my lamy safari or my twsbi mini every day.

Will journal for food!

Twsbi Mini 1.1 -- Lamy Safari, charcol grey, 1.1 -- Pilot Plumix M Calligraphy --

Lamy Vista 1.5 -- Jinhao x750 Ivory, Goulet #6 1.1

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I also tend to have smaller handwriting. I love to use an italic nib. I feel the 1.1mm is too large for me. I have a Nemosine Fission with a .8mm nib that I like. I also use the Prera calligraphy nib which is a .9mm. I've tried the Nemosine .6mm and found it too fine for me, but you should test that size too to see which you prefer.

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Good for writing cards or signing, ghost plane will tell you it is among her fave nibs

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can only agree with the 'sure you can' camp: since I've got my Lamy Al star with 1.1, I write with it all the time. Even fast note taking.

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I wrote as small as I could. That's rhodia dot pad paper, so you can compare the sizes.

 

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Will journal for food!

Twsbi Mini 1.1 -- Lamy Safari, charcol grey, 1.1 -- Pilot Plumix M Calligraphy --

Lamy Vista 1.5 -- Jinhao x750 Ivory, Goulet #6 1.1

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The lamy 1.1 is definitely suitable for daily use. I use mine at work on occasion and never have any problems - that's whilst writing on rubbish paper half propped on whatever surface I can get!

 

Amber your Pendleton ground Twsbi looks like it is a fantastic writer, I am very jealous!

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Even the regular 1.1 is GREAT.

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abritdownunder

I'd recommend the TWSBI, I have the TWSBI Classic and it's a great everyday writer:

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Regards,

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