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Aetheric Continua

I've done some searching but couldn't quite find what I'm looking for.

 

I recently purchased a VP with a Fine nib and it's just finer than I would like, so I'm planning on getting a Medium nib unit later in the month.

 

Later in the year I'm hoping to get my hands on a Custom 823. Before I got my VP I was thinking about getting the 823 in a Fine but now I'm likely to go with the medium. Only thing is, from what I've read on the forums, Pilot's VP Medium writes rather similarly to a Western Medium and that there's no real happy medium.

 

Is this the case with the 823? How does a VP Medium compare to a 823 Medium?

 

 

Thanks in advance for any input :)

"I have nixed all Noodler's inks in large part because of their feel, but also their behavior, etc. When I put Iroshizuku or Sailor ink into my pens, it's like the ink, pen, and paper are having a 3-some with smooth 'n sultry 70's jazz playing in the background." ~ Betweenthelines

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My experience is that VP sizes are similar to "european" ones wereas other Pilot nibs are "japanese".

I have an CH 92 B and an VP M and both write similar.

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I own one Pilot M 90 in F, one PC 823 in M and F each, and several Vanishing Point nib units in M and F each. In my experience, the VP nibs are indeed a tad wider than their counterparts on the PC 823, while the P M90 F is pretty similar to my VP nib units in Fine.

 

Hope that helps.

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Aetheric Continua

So the Custom 823's nibs more closely follows the "one-size-down" rule of thumb and the VPs are exceptions?

 

Medium 823 for me it is then :) Thanks all~

"I have nixed all Noodler's inks in large part because of their feel, but also their behavior, etc. When I put Iroshizuku or Sailor ink into my pens, it's like the ink, pen, and paper are having a 3-some with smooth 'n sultry 70's jazz playing in the background." ~ Betweenthelines

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My vanishing point medium is a western medium for sure. It is the same size as my safari medium. It does seem to be the exception to the Japanese one size down rule.

http://i.imgur.com/JkyEiJW.png

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All I know is that I just acquired the 823 with a B nib, and it is fantastic. I have a VP with a M nib, and I actually feel it might be a tad wider than my 823. My VP nib is so juicy though it's not quite a fair comparison. The 823 with a B nib is so smooth and so luscious it's hard to believe at times. It does not put down a wide line, in my opinion. I have a Waterman with an 18k M nib that writes a wider line. The 823 lays a very crisp line. I can't say enough good things about it.

I enjoy MB 146 pens, Sailor, Pilot and Platinum pens as well. I have a strong attraction to dark red and muted green ink, colors I dislike for everything but FP ink. I also enjoy practicing my handwriting and attempting to improve it. I love the feel of quality paper under a gold nib.

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yes piolot VP nibs are designed to open the door hence have to be stronger hence the width increase compared to the other pilot pens

Pilot custom heritage 74 all nibs, 742 Fa and PO nibs, 823 F 92 F,M, 3776 FM,EF,1911F

And all indian pens

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Aetheric Continua

The Medium in the Pilot Vanishing Points are wider than other Mediums in the Pilot line.

Thanks for the nice and concise reply :)

 

And thanks to everyone who replied (: I will more than likely get the 823 in a medium. I need more experience with Pilot/Japanese pens anyway ;)

 

Now I have to decide if I should save for the 823 or for a pen show...

 

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"I have nixed all Noodler's inks in large part because of their feel, but also their behavior, etc. When I put Iroshizuku or Sailor ink into my pens, it's like the ink, pen, and paper are having a 3-some with smooth 'n sultry 70's jazz playing in the background." ~ Betweenthelines

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Everyone has there own experiences with these pens and I have plenty of them in front of me "write" now......the VP fine has always been a "tad" finer in downstroke line width compared to the #5 thru #15 nibs.

 

The VP Mediums in my arsenal (5 of them using Aurora and Iroshizuku inks) have always been undifferentiated between any other Pilot/Namiki Medium nib.......similarities for the most part can only be said for the Medium VP nibs not all of them.....this is relation to ink flow and down/cross stroke line width.

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