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    Default Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Curious in the feedback.... thanks!

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Look forward to seeing feedback on it, too.

    In the meantime, this video shows some writing around 16:40 into it.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I would also be interested in feedback of geeks which actually already have used it.

    I saw this video and this looks surprisingly very promising:




    I would have preferred the nib on a smaller pen e.g. on a regular 146 (not a ridiculous prized special one) as I consider the 149 as a monstrous sized pen...... but the nib....... you know IĎm a flex addict.....

    I have to admit that I peeped at a thread on this topic on the dark side (something I didnˋt have done since a very long time).

    This could be the first real off the shelf flex nib since many decades.

    An indicator for this could also be the complaints of people which bought it and are not used to flex pens (like scratchy, unusable, hard starts, cut into paper, ...)

    The opposite is true I for sure expect many complaints of spherical blob tipped nail users, as a flex nib requires proper handling regarding pressure and writing angle.

    I hope Montblanc will continue that path and not give up when a lot of ballpoint barbarians want to return destroyed nibs (by misuse).

    Overall I think itĎs awesome that Montblanc released such a nib.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I started using one as a daily writer in the 149, I really like it. Its not soft like the Omas extra flessibile nibs (not a bad thing), but I do think its better than the stock Aurora flex.
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    Omas lover, and have a few other pens

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I've been using one since Thursday and I'm very pleased with it, It is the 149 version

    I'm preferring it to the Pilot Custom 743 Falcon

    Its a very nice smooth writer - not scratchy at all , and exhibits line width variability with no real pressure, more than the Falcon does - in that respect its closer to a vintage flex (I have a Waterman Pink #5) - no pressure does produce thickness on the down strokes , but when pressure is applied its closer to the modern FA rather than the very wide strokes on a Vintage one. It feels smoother than both the FA and Waterman but the FA is very close

    Without over forcing the maximum width seems .2mm or so wider than the FA

    As with the falcon it does railroad a little with very fast strokes so just a tad more control is needed but generally its a really nice writing experience

    Alas though , it doesn't magically improve my handwriting but does live up to the Expressive description.


    ETA: When I say no pressure , I meant to say my normal writing pressure which I think is Light to Medium - No pressure at all shows next to no variation - I blame it on a bout of "I have no accent, everyone else are the ones with accents" syndrome
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    I have to admit that even though I dislike Montblanc on a principal level, I am very, very tempted by this offering...

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Has anyone had an issue with the nib being scratchy as well as skipping with light pressure? One review mentioned that this can happen with flex nibs. Just curious whether thatís to be expected and if so, would it be worthwhile to send to a nibmeister.


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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddington View Post
    Has anyone had an issue with the nib being scratchy as well as skipping with light pressure? One review mentioned that this can happen with flex nibs. Just curious whether thatís to be expected and if so, would it be worthwhile to send to a nibmeister.


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    Sending a brand new 149 with flexible calligraphy nib to a nibmeister would invalidate it's Montblanc warranty. For such a new pen I would ask Montblanc the question first.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddington View Post
    Has anyone had an issue with the nib being scratchy as well as skipping with light pressure? One review mentioned that this can happen with flex nibs. Just curious whether thatís to be expected and if so, would it be worthwhile to send to a nibmeister.


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    As i said above , I didn't find the nib to be scratchy at all , and while there is skipping if you write very fast it's really easy to control - I personally think this is one of the best modern factory flex nibs

    Stephen Brown has a review up which I broadly agree with

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTuZ6HJ838w

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    Default Re: Anyone using the new MB Calligraphy Nib?

    Thank you both for the feedback. This is my first time with the type of nib, and I guess Iím too used to the nails I write with!

    Chrissy - Iíve honestly never used a penís warrantee, but you gave me pause. We do have a Montblanc boutique here in Dallas, so Iíll definitely go by to check them out.


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