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    Default Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    So I love my Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with a PO nib. It writes a very fine line but is still quite smooth.

    I had always used it on nicer, fountain pen friendly paper. Guess what I discovered when I tried it on cheap work copy paper? It actually does a very decent job of keeping a fine line, with little to no feathering. See a comparison with a couple of other pens, including a Pilot EF.

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    Another fun thing you can do with the PO nib is flip it over and use it for some shading or thicker underlining.

    The PO nib is still one of my favorites.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    I've been using my PO nib on cheaper work paper as well. It's great for marginalia and underlining. Even with a wetter ink (it's currently filled with Iroshizuku Ku-jaku), there's little to no feathering on copy paper. I'm consistently amazed by the PO nib's super fine line.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Quote Originally Posted by reprieve View Post
    I've been using my PO nib on cheaper work paper as well.
    Good to know I'm not alone in this usage scenario. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Okay, its fine.

    Is it smooth?

    My 3776 EF is a tad scratchy for my tastes.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    It is very smooth to me. But I also love fine nibs and have a fairly light hand when I write. Is your 3776 misaligned?

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    I think its just the nib being an Extra Fine.

    I'll be able to tell whether its misaligned soon when my loupe comes, but I don't think so.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Love my PO nib but it's similar to my Sailor 1911L EF nib on both Rhodia, Apica and copy paper. It does lay a more consistent line though.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    If I recall correctly the Posting (PO) nibs were originally developed for writing on Japanese post cards made from paper with a tendancy to feather severely. So it makes sense that they work well on cheap, feathery, paper!

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Looking to get a 912 with the PO nib - how well does it write with cursive?

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Quote Originally Posted by allanorn View Post
    Looking to get a 912 with the PO nib - how well does it write with cursive?
    Works great with both print and cursive.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    That is a pretty impressive writing sample.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Oh man. I took this pen out of rotation for the first time a few weeks ago. I've been missing it (but too many pens already inked! argh!) and then I saw this thread. And then I pulled out my bottle of Pilot Blue-black...

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Excuse my ignorance. What is a PO nib?

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Curtisvan View Post
    Excuse my ignorance. What is a PO nib?
    Posting. For post cards and such. Very fine nib with a touch of curve at the tip.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Pilot is making fountain pens? Great. Need to buy one.

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Basu988 View Post
    Pilot is making fountain pens? Great. Need to buy one.
    Well that was pretty random (I wonder what his next 8 or so posts will say, ie: typical spam prevention limit).

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Quote Originally Posted by trhall View Post
    So I love my Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with a PO nib. It writes a very fine line but is still quite smooth.

    I had always used it on nicer, fountain pen friendly paper. Guess what I discovered when I tried it on cheap work copy paper? It actually does a very decent job of keeping a fine line, with little to no feathering. See a comparison with a couple of other pens, including a Pilot EF.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1395660528.476976.jpg

    Another fun thing you can do with the PO nib is flip it over and use it for some shading or thicker underlining.

    The PO nib is still one of my favorites.

    What about bleedthrough?

    I have often found that fine nibs have a terrible bleedthrough effect on cheaper paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_m View Post
    What about bleedthrough?

    I have often found that fine nibs have a terrible bleedthrough effect on cheaper paper.
    Didn't notice any with the PO nib. I can't test it at the moment but maybe someone else can

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Well, that isn't a random thing if a person doesn't know about it. Isn't it?

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    Default Re: Pilot PO nib - additional "feature"

    Any idea how much it would cost?

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