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Aurora Bb (Double Broad) Nib Experience?


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Hello,

 

I'm considering an Aurora BB nib, and would love to heard from anyone with experience of using them.

 

I am hoping for something stubbish, giving some line variation but not quite as much as a true stub, since the narrower line width does not suit my forward-slanting writing, particularly as the Aurora stub has no tipping material!

 

Can anyone please confirm if current Aurora BB nibs are stubbish? A writing sample would be fabulous, especially one comparing stub and BB writing :)

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Yes. I have one on an Optima, and it is slightly stubbish.

 

I'll get around to sending a writing sample tomorrow, but my pen might not represent a factory-fresh nib accurately because I had John Mottishaw add some flex to it. It came stiff as a nail and stubbish -- not quite what I like, but now it is a slightly flexy, slightly stubbish nib that is great.

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Thanks for your reply Sazerac :)

 

A writing sample would be much appreciated, especially if it could include a comparison with other nib widths.

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Sorry for the delay. Work got busy. Also, this is a kind of crummy shot with my iPad camera. You can see that the Aurora BB is quite broad, and without the softening and flexing by J. Mottishaw would have just as crisp line variation as the Delta.

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For what it's worth, here is one more with a more standard Delta Broad. It's a mid-90s "Millenium" broad nib, which I have found run narrower than Detla nibs today.

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Thank you - I really appreciate your taking the time to do this. Having seen this comparison, I'm fairly sure that the stubbish character of the BB nib would be a better fit for me than a proper stub.

 

Now to work out the funding :rolleyes:

 

Thanks once again.

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You're welcome.

 

Had I not been on a flexing kick, I would have left the Aurora BB in its factory condition as the BB is quite stubbish but not as sharp as a stub or italic. Also, I have two OBB Aurora nibs in reserve (so to speak), so flexing the BB seemed like a good idea.

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