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Old 26 May 2021, 01:53 PM   #181
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How do you like the flexible nib on this pen?

I do like the finish in gold leaf.
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Old 27 May 2021, 05:42 AM   #182
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Yah definitely an acquired taste. You can make it write anyway you like depending on how much pressure you use and paper texture. I find I have to be noticeably lighter on it to write like my “normal flex” M nibs. So if you are into calligraphy it’s great. If you were writing a few pages of notes for whatever reason you would be covered in ink. Nib gets really wet with very little pressure I’m sure by design. The sample on the paper (sorry low res) was done with the flexi nib but definitely requires less pressure than normal so it took me a page or two to warm up. The finish is immaculate except for the cap and segment stick which I’m sure is gonna cause a wear mark on the PVD threads.
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Old 29 May 2021, 02:36 AM   #183
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Yah definitely an acquired taste. You can make it write anyway you like depending on how much pressure you use and paper texture. I find I have to be noticeably lighter on it to write like my “normal flex” M nibs. So if you are into calligraphy it’s great. If you were writing a few pages of notes for whatever reason you would be covered in ink. Nib gets really wet with very little pressure I’m sure by design. The sample on the paper (sorry low res) was done with the flexi nib but definitely requires less pressure than normal so it took me a page or two to warm up. The finish is immaculate except for the cap and segment stick which I’m sure is gonna cause a wear mark on the PVD threads.
Well... crud!

Now I must seriously save my pennies.

Thank you sincerely for the response.
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Old 29 May 2021, 03:51 AM   #184
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Well... crud!

Now I must seriously save my pennies.

Thank you sincerely for the response.
Hahahaha I laugh because I said the same thing prior to purchase..... Although I'm pretty sure you can get a "regular" nib version. Nordstrom had them when they released. If I'm honest it'll probably be the only calig. nib I'll own... Just because of lack of use. You have quite the knowledge/collection! Kudos!!
I'm sure mine is a one off issue. I'm still debating whether or not I send it in for service or just use it.... also if your buying one in person the gold leaf is hand applied and some of them did looked like they had more or less gold leaf on them. You'll see when you hold 2 of them up beside each other.
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Old 29 May 2021, 07:14 AM   #185
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I have quite a few Japanese (and Japanese made) fountain pens from Sailor, Eboya, Pilot, Platinum, Namiki, Danitrio and Nakaya. If you want more information feel free to ask.
I thought I would just update on this - I’m currently on a “waitlist” for a Custom 823 with FA nib from Japan. Likely going to take a few months to get but very much looking forward to it.
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Old 29 May 2021, 09:36 AM   #186
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I thought I would just update on this - I’m currently on a “waitlist” for a Custom 823 with FA nib from Japan. Likely going to take a few months to get but very much looking forward to it.
Neat. Hope you like it.
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Old 29 May 2021, 10:01 AM   #187
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I love fountain pens and have these ones in my case for daily use. 2 modern and 2 vintage. Some day I might spring for a MB and see what all the fuss is about.
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Old 31 May 2021, 10:39 AM   #188
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Hahahaha I laugh because I said the same thing prior to purchase..... Although I'm pretty sure you can get a "regular" nib version. Nordstrom had them when they released. If I'm honest it'll probably be the only calig. nib I'll own... Just because of lack of use. You have quite the knowledge/collection! Kudos!!
I'm sure mine is a one off issue. I'm still debating whether or not I send it in for service or just use it.... also if your buying one in person the gold leaf is hand applied and some of them did looked like they had more or less gold leaf on them. You'll see when you hold 2 of them up beside each other.
Thanks again for your information and experience! Invaluable!
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Old 1 June 2021, 06:49 AM   #189
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Thanks again for your information and experience! Invaluable!
You as well, hope it can help. Take care!!!
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Old 18 November 2022, 01:32 AM   #190
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Old 24 November 2022, 10:55 PM   #191
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Old 27 November 2022, 02:19 PM   #192
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I bought a Montblanc specifically because it was expensive and somewhat delicate. I could not think of a better way to work on my penmanship which was tragic at the time. Spent the last year working on it and now my penmanship has improved tremendously. Could I have done it with a less expensive pen? Certainly. Would I have? No.
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Old 27 November 2022, 03:42 PM   #193
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I bought a Montblanc specifically because it was expensive and somewhat delicate. I could not think of a better way to work on my penmanship which was tragic at the time. Spent the last year working on it and now my penmanship has improved tremendously. Could I have done it with a less expensive pen? Certainly. Would I have? No.

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Old 28 November 2022, 04:13 AM   #194
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LOL. We all just need a slight nudge to justify what we already know we will buy!
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Old 29 November 2022, 04:49 AM   #195
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I bought a Montblanc specifically because it was expensive and somewhat delicate. I could not think of a better way to work on my penmanship which was tragic at the time. Spent the last year working on it and now my penmanship has improved tremendously. Could I have done it with a less expensive pen? Certainly. Would I have? No.
I did the same thing, but only sort of. I've used MB ballpoints and rollerballs for several years, and wanted to try out the fountain pen experience. I got a cheap Twisbi and it's alright, but a bit skippy. Last week I decided to jump into a deeper part of the pool. I didn't get an MB as they don't sit quite right for me, and ended up getting a Pelikan M800.

The experience at Barcelona's Central de la Estilografica was amazing! The store is bigger than the average Rolex boutique, and they carry pens ranging from 20-1500 Euros. I tried several Pelikan models and nibs and they swapped the exact nib I wanted onto the pen body I wanted. Never having used a pen that feels just right, it was so darn pleasurable. Frictionless fine nib that felt almost like painting. I'm going to ink it up later today
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