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I love Lamys, but find their steel nibs to be slightly scratchier on certain papers than I prefer. To fix this, I've been considering trying Lamy's gold nibs, but have delayed my purchase due to reports that their gold nibs write noticeably thicker than their steel counterparts.

 

As a regular Lamy medium steel nib user, should I consider going fine for the gold nib?

 

 

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Yep, having several of both, I'd say my LAMY Gold nibs are consistently wetter and broader than the equivalent steel nibs.

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I am 50:50 on the issue. Maybe I need to take a closer look if the steel:gold difference is this obvious. :o

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For most tasks, I enjoy some springiness and softness in a nib (the primary exception being extended note-taking sessions where I prefer to plow away with something firmer).

 

From everything I'm hearing here, I plan to start with the F.

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Good idea. My EF gold nib writes like a F or even M - it gets wetter and broader with use. Absolutely love it.

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I had to ask this question. The new Imporium series has an amazing Glossy Black finish with Golden section in the middle, right where the tines separate. Does the Imporium Nib fit the Dialog 3?

 

The reason to ask this is to have this nib fixed on the Dialog Matte Black.

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Lamy's gold nibs are all interchangeable with the exception of the 2000. You can also purchase the gold nibs separately if you don't wish to rob an Imporium to fix your Dialog.

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Imporium nib on a Dialog 3 makes it a Limited Ed. :D

 

Lamy's gold nibs are all interchangeable with the exception of the 2000.

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On a related note, is there a difference between the steel nib marked “left handed” and the gold nibs marked “oblique?”

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On a related note, is there a difference between the steel nib marked “left handed” and the gold nibs marked “oblique?”

Yes, and there is a difference between the steel LH and the steel OM and OB. I have a steel OB but they are pretty rare. As to what the difference is, I can't remember. Maybe someone else can.

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Lamy's LH nib is not oblique. It has a gentler profile than the standard medium to help left-handed writers, who tend to "push" more than right-handers.

 

It's a myth to suggest (as some do) that oblique nibs are designed for left-handed writers. Some may benefit from an oblique nib but, just as is the case for right-handers, this advice is not universal.

 

HTH,

 

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Lamy's LH nib is not oblique. It has a gentler profile than the standard medium to help left-handed writers, who tend to "push" more than right-handers.

 

It's a myth to suggest (as some do) that oblique nibs are designed for left-handed writers. Some may benefit from an oblique nib but, just as is the case for right-handers, this advice is not universal.

 

HTH,

 

Martin

Thank you. I was wondering the difference and did not know this.

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Any experience with putting the gold nibs onto a Safari?

 

It should be possible. I haven't wanted to pull the nib off my Dialog 3 to give this a try.

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IMO, the gold nib performs different to the steel nib and I doubt the pen model would change the nib feel/characteristics of either metal.

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While on a trip to New Orleans, I purchased a F gold Lamy nib that I'm now using on my cp 1. I can confirm that the F indeeds writes more like a steel M. I'm really enjoying it so far.

 

Thanks again to everyone for their feedback.

 

RB

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I'm left handed and can certainly feel the difference between Lamy's LH and M nibs.

The LH allows me to write at a higher angle, and since I'm an underwriter, that helps. They also feel rounder... Like a rollerball, whereas the stock medium has a lower profile with a more pronounced tip

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