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Pilot Decimo Nib Choice - (What For Western Medium)


Armand.D
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Hello all,

 

After returning a Lamy 2k and an Aurora Ipsilon, I am now planning to buy a Pilot Decimo (prefer to capless) but I am hesitating on the nib : I am searching for an equivalent to a Lamy/Western M or very wet F.

 

First > I was using a Lamy Safari F that was like a medium-broad with a wet ink, Noodler's Bernanke bblk,

 

} I will use Iroshizuku shin-kai which I think have a medium/flow lubrication, I tried tsuki-yo and it was a little less wet than Noodler's, so count that.

(flow> waterman but <noodler's)

 

I had the opportunity to try a Capless near home so I have an idea about the "softness" of the nib and the clip will not bother me even though I am left-handed.

I didn't realize tHello all,

 

After returning a Lamy 2k and an Aurora Ipsilon, I am now planning to buy a Pilot Decimo (prefer to capless) but I am hesitating on the nib : I am searching for an equivalent to a Lamy/Western M or very wet F.

 

First > I was using a Lamy Safari F that was like a medium-broad with a wet ink, Noodler's Bernanke bblk,

 

} I will use Iroshizuku shin-kai which I think have a medium/flow lubrication, I tried tsuki-yo and it was a little less wet than Noodler's, so count that.

(flow> waterman but <noodler's)

 

I had the opportunity to try a Capless near home so I have an idea about the "softness" of the nib and the clip will not bother me even though I am left-handed.

I didn't realize if the nib was a medium or a broad but as I am in Europe and it was a Capless, I think it was more likely to be a medium as the broad is less common. Inked with Pilot Black it was fine (will try to upload a scan later).

 

+ I heard that the Japanese statement that M=F, B=M was not very true with this pens, at least with the vps in the us.. So I guess that if the medium is the one that I have encountered and if it is as an "average" medium, it should be fine.

I am afraid that with the softness the broad will be too large, otherwise I suspect the iroshizukus to not be very far of the namikis inks in term of wetness.

 

So : What nib do you recommend?

 

Thank you by advance,

Armand.D :)

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since pilot nibs write finer as compared to western nibs you could go for Bold nib

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Found my Decimo medium very close to western medium.

Hello Tasmith. When you say very close, which of them writes thicker? The Decimo medium or western medium? Thanks

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What's a western medium?

Lamy medium is different from Pelikan medium. Pelikan gold medium is different from Pelikan steel medium. I believe there is nothing like western medium.

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My experience is that VP gold nibs are similar to western ones. So go for M.

You could have a look at

http://estilofilos.blogspot.com.es/2011/04/capless-nibs-i.html

and

http://estilofilos.blogspot.com.es/2011/05/capless-nibs-ii.html

for some comments about capless nibs.

 

Found my Decimo medium very close to western medium.

 

Thank you for the comments and useful links.

 

In fact I have tried a second time the Capless I found in store (with Pilot Black), and after being looking at the links & a video review by the Pen Habit (who was using Iroshizuku ink) I think that I will go for the M, it did not seems that much different from a Lamy M.

 

The one I tried in store was probably a Medium and I felt good with it, so maybe I will post a photo soon but the choice is almost done,

 

Thank you.

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What's a western medium?

Lamy medium is different from Pelikan medium. Pelikan gold medium is different from Pelikan steel medium. I believe there is nothing like western medium.

 

I know, you are right.

To be clearer I am looking for the closest thing to a Lamy Medium, but for sure it also depends on the ink.

 

Otherwise from the other comments and some researches I think that a Medium would be a wiser choice,

Thank you still.

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since pilot nibs write finer as compared to western nibs you could go for Bold nib

 

Thank you for the comments, I have still to compare the Broad to the Medium.

I just have to return my previous pen and I will decide.

 

Thank you.

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