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Pelikan M1000 O3B Writing Sample


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I picked up a Pelikan 03B nib in the M1000 size and finally got around to playing with it today. It is a very wet writer. I thought I would share a sample for those interested in what these nibs can do.


The left side of the sample is with no pressure. The right side is with pressure (as much as I care to muster). The orange ink is from a Greg Minuskin 1.3MM Parker "51" retip to give you a sense of the line width. The 03B can sure put down a wide line if needed, it looks like a range of about the 1.3 to 2.5MM range. You can get it a little narrower by writing with the nib over rotated past the proper oblique writing position (so more counterclockwise than typical).




No pressure line width



With pressure



With pressure overlap with 1.3MM stub



I tend to like pens that are stubbed so this nib has a little less horizontal line variation vs. vertical compared to my preferences, but it is a good way to use up ink!


Thanks for looking.

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Lovely photos; thanks for sharing. Really makes me miss the M1000 BBB I had to sell a few years ago; great flex in that nib.

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As far as I go is OBB in vintage so is closer to a modern OB. Do have a '36 Parker Canadian BB and a Australian Snorkel with a maxi-semi-flex factory BB stub. :notworthy1: That was a surprise. I'd been thinking of a '50's semi-flex when that showed up.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

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