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    Default TWSBI Nib

    I just received a new TWSBI Diamond Mini White RoseGold V2 fountain pen with a medium nib. And the nib just doesn't feel right. I have a Parker Duofold with a medium gold nib, and a Jinhao Century with an Edison medium nib. The Parker feels great, with a lot of feedback - sort of like writing with a #2 pencil, no matter the paper or ink. The Edison nib is as smooth as glass, and very quiet on the paper - again no matter the paper or ink. The TWSBI nib, despite being a medium, has just a bit narrower point. Writing with it reminds me of writing with a cheap, fine nib. It's in perfect alignment, but feels scratchy, especially on upstrokes, where it feels like it's trying to dig in just a bit.

    I've opened up the tines for a wetter ink flow, as much as I dare. It just doesn't feel right to me - not rewarding to write with. It might just be me, but I'd love to hear from other TWSBI owners. This is such a beautiful pen. I wish it wrote as well as my other two nice pens...

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    Default Re: TWSBI Nib

    Iíve only had to tweak one of our 8 or 9 twsbis and it was a very minor tweak.
    I suggest you contact your retailer and see what they say.

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    Default Re: TWSBI Nib

    That has been my experience out of the box with some TWSBI nibs as well (Eco and Classic)--the upstroke thing is frustrating.
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    Default Re: TWSBI Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    That has been my experience out of the box with some TWSBI nibs as well (Eco and Classic)--the upstroke thing is frustrating.
    Well, I'm glad to hear it's not just me! Maybe I should try a broad nib...

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    Default Re: TWSBI Nib

    Isn't the M nib of a TWSBI more like a F nib of a Parker? I would tend to go up to a TWSBI B if I wanted a similar experience to any western M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Isn't the M nib of a TWSBI more like a F nib of a Parker? I would tend to go up to a TWSBI B if I wanted a similar experience to any western M.
    I agree. Comparing writing done with my Parker Duofold with a medium nib, and my Jinhao with an Edison medium nib, the writing done with my TWSBI is indeed narrower. Philip, at TWSBI out in California is sending me a TWSBI broad nib.

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