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    Default Re: Indigraph

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    There is something to this.


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    ... or the steal nib ...?

    wait a minute, I didn't steal my nib....!
    Are you sure?
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    Default Re: Indigraph

    The reason I was asking about gold is what they say:

    "German high quality nib made of Gold. Gold material gives flexibility to the nib allowing the user high control of the stroke. Also the Gold makes the nib smoother on paper."

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    Default Re: Indigraph

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    "German high quality nib made of Gold. Gold material gives flexibility to the nib allowing the user high control of the stroke. Also the Gold makes the nib smoother on paper."
    I really doubt that these gold nibs deserve the designation "flexibel" (but may be I am wrong). Also should be mentioned that the Gold never touches the paper, since there is writing tip made of another, much harder metal than gold.

    Do not get me wrong, I love gold nibs, but I am unsure if the writing experience of these modern gold nibs is really different to the steel nibs. But to be honest, in this case I finally opted for a steel spring for cost reasons.

    Z.
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    Default Re: Indigraph

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    "German high quality nib made of Gold. Gold material gives flexibility to the nib allowing the user high control of the stroke. Also the Gold makes the nib smoother on paper."
    I really doubt that these gold nibs deserve the designation "flexibel" (but may be I am wrong). Also should be mentioned that the Gold never touches the paper, since there is writing tip made of another, much harder metal than gold.

    Do not get me wrong, I love gold nibs, but I am unsure if the writing experience of these modern gold nibs is really different to the steel nibs. But to be honest, in this case I finally opted for a steel spring for cost reasons.

    Z.
    I understand totally. If there's no flex in the gold nib. Then while very elegant, I prefer to find a pen that can use a classic dip pen nib for drawing...

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    Default Re: Indigraph

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post

    "German high quality nib made of Gold. Gold material gives flexibility to the nib allowing the user high control of the stroke. Also the Gold makes the nib smoother on paper."
    I really doubt that these gold nibs deserve the designation "flexibel" (but may be I am wrong). Also should be mentioned that the Gold never touches the paper, since there is writing tip made of another, much harder metal than gold.

    Do not get me wrong, I love gold nibs, but I am unsure if the writing experience of these modern gold nibs is really different to the steel nibs. But to be honest, in this case I finally opted for a steel spring for cost reasons.

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    I understand totally. If there's no flex in the gold nib. Then while very elegant, I prefer to find a pen that can use a classic dip pen nib for drawing...
    Let me say this as a flex nib nut

    While it is true that the tipping material is the one that touches the paper, it is the *body* of the nib that determines whether the nib has good or bad or no flexibility. This nib "body" can be made with steel or gold alloy, or Palladium or Silver-Palladium, or titanium, etc. with steel and gold being the mainstream choices.

    Both gold and steel nibs can be made flexible. I am referring to the vintage ones, not modern ones.

    How do I know? Because I've seen both steel and gold vintage nibs that have excellent flexibility. Mostly gold, but there are some *vintage* steel nibs from Japan and Germany that are flexible.

    Sorry for digressing from the topic. Hopefully this is somewhat useful.
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    Default Re: Indigraph

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    ...but there are some *vintage* steel nibs from Japan and Germany that are flexible.
    just to name an example:

    Montblanc
    Montblanc Meisterstück 136 Stahlfeder by C.M.Z, auf Flickr


    but there are a lot more like Pelikan, Osmia, Kaweco and so on...

    C.

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    Default Re: Indigraph

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Migo do you have the gold nib or the steel nib lie christof?
    Mine is a steel F. Needed a little tweaking at first but has settled down nicely.

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