Fountain Ink Pen Acquisitions

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Paul.
Nice pen. How flexy do you find the nib? I've got a Platinum #3776 with the "soft fine" nib, which is reasonably flexible, but is so fine it's hard to tell the difference a lot of the time. I haven't really got a hand suited to "fine", especially the Japanese.

I see that CP have the various Stipula pens, some with the flex nib option, but, then again, the Onotos look good as well. I'm resisting at the moment, and staying well away from The Writing Desk, as I've just bought another Edison Collier, this one in Rock Candy, italic nib, to go with my other Collier in Persimmon Swirl. I'm afraid that if I linger there, my mind and eye will undoubtedly turn to the Conway Stewart Churchill Honey Noire, with left oblique or medium italic nib.

Another pen that I've not long ago bought from CP is a Narwhal Schuylkill piston filler. They're good value, although the nibs aren't what I want, but a plain steel Bock italic complete with feed, from Beaufort, fits perfectly and gives a decent wet-ish line.
 

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Nice pen. How flexy do you find the nib? I've got a Platinum #3776 with the "soft fine" nib, which is reasonably flexible, but is so fine it's hard to tell the difference a lot of the time. I haven't really got a hand suited to "fine", especially the Japanese.

I see that CP have the various Stipula pens, some with the flex nib option, but, then again, the Onotos look good as well. I'm resisting at the moment, and staying well away from The Writing Desk, as I've just bought another Edison Collier, this one in Rock Candy, italic nib, to go with my other Collier in Persimmon Swirl. I'm afraid that if I linger there, my mind and eye will undoubtedly turn to the Conway Stewart Churchill Honey Noire, with left oblique or medium italic nib.

Another pen that I've not long ago bought from CP is a Narwhal Schuylkill piston filler. They're good value, although the nibs aren't what I want, but a plain steel Bock italic complete with feed, from Beaufort, fits perfectly and gives a decent wet-ish line.
The falcon nib is quite flexible but it's certainly not a wet noodle.
It would probably be more flexible than a steel flex nib or at least you would not have to exert anywhere the pressure to make it flex but in reality I guess I would call it a semi flexible nib.
I haven't actually applied much pressure because it would be an expensive mistake to make, I have never sprung a nib but there is a fine line between flexing and springing!
I find writing using it with zero pressure a joyful experience, it just flow's and makes some of my nibs feel like nails!
I should think it would be similar to the Platinum #3776 with the soft nib but I couldn't really say if it's more or less flexible.

Visiting Cult Pens and other vendors a dangerous thing for me to do, there are some lovely pens out there just begging to be bought and unless you have great restraint a nocturnal purchase is oh so easy!!!
I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.


Paul.
 
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The falcon nib is quite flexible but it's certainly not a wet noodle.
It would probably be more flexible than a steel flex nib or at least you would not have to exert anywhere the pressure to make it flex but in reality I guess I would call it a semi flexible nib.
I haven't actually applied much pressure because it would be an expensive mistake to make, I have never sprung a nib but there is a fine line between flexing and springing!
I find writing using it with zero pressure a joyful experience, it just flow's and makes some of my nibs feel like nails!
I should think it would be similar to the Platinum #3776 with the soft nib but I couldn't really say if it's more or less flexible.

Visiting Cult Pens and other vendors a dangerous thing for me to do, there are some lovely pens out there just begging to be bought and unless you have great restraint a nocturnal purchase is oh so easy!!!
I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.


Paul.
Very interesting. Aside from my vintage flex pens, the only modern nibs, apart from a couple of incredibly expensive Italian makers, that "sort of" flex are the Bock titaniums, but they will readily spring if over-driven by a small amount.

I've long been a purchaser of pens, but being able to do so quite as easily as now is a temptation too far.
 

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Very interesting. Aside from my vintage flex pens, the only modern nibs, apart from a couple of incredibly expensive Italian makers, that "sort of" flex are the Bock titaniums, but they will readily spring if over-driven by a small amount.

I've long been a purchaser of pens, but being able to do so quite as easily as now is a temptation too far.
It sounds like you have a lovely collection already but even so, I imagine the temptation is always there, although there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a birthday present! :)

Paul.
 
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