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Montegrappa Exta 1930 - Is The Broad Nib Stubbish?


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Hello,

 

Can anyone please advise from experience if the Montegrappa Exta 1930 Broad nib is stubbish?

 

I am aware that their medium nib runs slightly narrow, but I don't want a greater line width if it is devoid of character.

 

Any advice or writing samples would be much appreciated :)

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No, the broad nib on the Extra 1930 is not stubbish--it's a very smooth round nib. I believe there is a factory stub option if one is ordering the pen new, or a broad nib could easily be ground to a stub if desired.

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The Montegrappa official website makes no reference to a factory stub, so it seems that this option has been discontinued.

 

Thanks for your confirmation :thumbup:

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My Extra (it is not the 1930 model but FG Extra -- 1995 or '96) is just the opposite: its M nib gushes and flows like a BB. A fill up is required once a week so I use it only to sign important documents. The vagaries of Italian pens, which are like opera divas.

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My Extra (it is not the 1930 model but FG Extra -- 1995 or '96) is just the opposite: its M nib gushes and flows like a BB. A fill up is required once a week so I use it only to sign important documents. The vagaries of Italian pens, which are like opera divas.

+ 1 to europen, I had a second edition Extra 1930, fitted with a very nice and soft M nib... a joy to sign documents with.

The only problem was that it wrote like a B to BB and hence, useless as EDC.

No "stubness" whatsoever.

Current modern daily users: Montegrappa Miya, Omas AM87, S.T.Dupont D-Line, Stipula Etruria Tuscany Dreams, Tibaldi Modello 60.

Current vintage daily users: Aurora 98p, Big Red Lucky Curve, MB622, P51, P75, Pelikan NN400.

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