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What determines scribbling loudness of nib while writing?


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A very well thought post.:thumbup:

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.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:


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I have found 3 things that affect can this, not claiming that this is all.

One is the rounding (or not) of the inner surface of the nib tines. There is a range - too sharp is difficult to write with (can even cut the paper). Too rounded can cause flow problems (baby's bottom). But there is a considerable range in which the pen writes acceptably, feels different, and sounds different.


Second - how the feed is set. If the nib is not close to, and not supported by the feed, the tines can vibrate more, and make more noise.


Finally, sometimes just slightly changing the surface of the tip - maybe a couple of strokes on 12K or even 6k micro-mesh can change things.


All in all, its a matter of experimenting with different minor change to see what makes a difference.


I note that you use the word "scribble". My experience is that any fine/xfine nib will make noise if moved across the paper rapidly enough no matter how it's adjusted - scribbling, not writing.


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