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    Default What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    Please show the best waterman nib in simply by a writing sample.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    the best Waterman's nib I ever had was a very felxible No.2 in a humble clipless BCHR No.52 pen (I even didn't take a photo of this). I gave it away as a brithday present to a young lady who was interested in calligraphy at that time. I want to believe that it was worth it

    the nib was wet, flexible AND smooth - so perfect for sketching too.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    Yes, my many 52s had the best Waterman nibs, as good as the vaunted pink nibs found in Waterman Nos. 7 and 5 pens I bought and sold over the years. The 52s are excellent value for writing.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Yes, my many 52s had the best Waterman nibs, as good as the vaunted pink nibs found in Waterman Nos. 7 and 5 pens I bought and sold over the years. The 52s are excellent value for writing.
    Agree 👍🏻….and even though I have many many great Watermans nibs, the Pink has a certain indescribable 'something' !!
    The super fine line through giant flex, and the springiness ? is almost …different?
    It’s not really a 'wet noodle' ( yeah ,a silly designation I know !) but it has a certain magic.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

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    Yes, my many 52s had the best Waterman nibs, as good as the vaunted pink nibs found in Waterman Nos. 7 and 5 pens I bought and sold over the years. The 52s are excellent value for writing.
    It is true. Waterman's 52 have a range of different quality to suit every writer's personal choice. No 5 and 7 pens have special edition type Nibs and among the - series of 10 nibs Attachment 79573 - types out of No 5-7 pens , mostly the Pink nibs has the best appeal to anyone as it is a springy Flex effect to the hand. Even the medium flex red nib on No 7 and Five is sometimes not medium springy to me other than it writes like a normal standard vintage pen. I have two red nibs and a grey (on a No 7 pen ) nib. The Grey nib is an oblique manifold ( a firm nib) But for me is a good nib that I can still have a good control to do certain cursive writing to my choice.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    My best Waterman nib is on a red & black Waterman Phileas but it isn't a Phileas nib. It's a L'Etalon 18ct gold nib that started life as a Broad but is now a Stub that I ground myself. I love it and use it very often.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite and best Waterman nib?

    I haven`t got any old Waterman.
    My best waterman nib is a left oblique in a Man 100 pen.

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