So apparently my choice of paper has been holding me back this whole time. Switched to a new paper designed to be the best for fountain pens. My Blackletter instantly leveled up. Apparently the last paper had just the slightest bit of bleed enough to loose some of the fine detail.
@freemo Shimmer ink?
@Vetra Nope, just the flash, doesnt really look like that. Here it is no flash (attached).
I have a shimmer ink and I do like how it looks when it writes correctly. Issue is that the sparkles settle out even on high quality inks. So you get inconsistent coloring and even ink flow issues. So I dont use it anymore as much as I wish I could.
@freemo Looks like a Lamy Safari or something quite similar. I have one of those and also the stub nibs and have done a fair bit of calligraphy with them. However, I haven't tried a music nib, but you have. How would you compare them? Is the ink flow equal? Does one feel scratchier than the other?
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@PunaisetPimpulat It is a Lamy Joy.
A music nib can mean a lot of different things from one manufacturer to another. A "true" music nib IMO means an extra broad tip of some kind with 2 ink channels instead of just one. This definition holds true for the Pilot, Platinum and most other Music nibs but sometimes youll see them with just one slit (such as with Sailor brand). I dont consider this a music nib though it is labeled as such.
Best way to describe a music nib is a 03B (triple broad) nib that is extra-wet.
Even when a manufacturer honors this definition there is a lot of variation. The Platinum for example is the smoothest of all nibs, not the slightest bit of scratchiness. But it also doesnt have a particularly sharp profile so feels more like writing with a marker than a wet italic nib. With that said the nice thing about this pen is you can write with it in reverse very effectively. In this way it becomes a very sharp italic, almost as wet, but it is a bit scratchy.
The pilot music is a bit sharper when writing normally, a buit drier than the platinum but wetter than a normal nib. Not as smooth a writer but still fairly smooth.
There are even flex music nibs, but if you want a wet-noodle flex on a music nib your going to pay a lot of money for that. Best I saw was a waterman 52 with a music nib. But those are from 1910 and your going to pay in the hundreds.
@freemo seems like I’m reading Harry Potter’s book.
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