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Vanishing Point Question: Vp Xf 18K Nib Vs Fine Special Alloy Nib



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Vanishing point question: anybody tried/owns an extra fine 18k nib and fine special alloy nib? How do they compare in terns of small writing and scratchiness/smoothness?


Some people discouraged me from getting an alloy pen as being too dry compared to the 18k, but the fine nib 18k seems a bit too wet for some uses, after initially being rather dry for a week or two.


Since the alloy fine has been described as rather dry, I was wondering whether it might be better than an extra fine 18k for my purposes (smoother yet smaller writing is the goal). A wet writer defeats that purpose.

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"Special alloy" is just stainless steel. They're very firm nibs compared to 18k gold, which can be nice and springy.

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"Special alloy" is just stainless steel. They're very firm nibs compared to 18k gold, which can be nice and springy.

 

I am aware, they are also cheaper, which makes them more attractive. They are also described as rather dry compared to the 18k, hence my question.

 

"Nice" and springy, they say that, but I cannot tell with mine, what is nice about that, I just care for smooth and not too wet, steel nibs don't bother me.

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Thanks for your answers. I'm really interested by the VP but impossible to choose between 18k or steel alloy neeb wich iis cheaper...another advice ?

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Thanks for your answers. I'm really interested by the VP but impossible to choose between 18k or steel alloy neeb wich iis cheaper...another advice ?

 

That's a somewhat different topic from the one I started, the following should answer your question:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/298845-questions-about-pilot-decimo-vs-vanishing-point-nibs-vs-capless/

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