I am slowly but surely going to test all of the nibs that Franklin-Christoph makes. I am the biggest fan of the Needlepoint nib, so it was only natural for me to try this one too.
This is when practicing with the Pilot Parallel comes in handy. Not that you really need to use this nib for gothic calligraphy, but I wanted to try.
So below are two ways to use the nib. I’m sure there are many others as well. It’s really about writing however you feel like writing and not letting yourself be pigeonholed by fonts. But I think these are good foundation scripts to help beginners.
It’s a very smooth, precise nib. I also find it easy to cover up small mistakes, just by going back over it with another layer of ink.
I do find myself having to concentrate to write in gothic calligraphy. The muscle memory in my hand wants me to write a certain way, so I have to concentrate on not writing that way. You can also use the nib fo modern calligraphy, and that has always been my first inclination.
As a next step up from the Pilot Parallel, it’s a great nib. Just small enough that you could use it in a bullet journal, but still large enough that you an see the nice square lines of the gothic script.
There is almost no tapping needed to get ink flow started.
Franklin-Christoph also offers two types of music nibs. The shadow steel version, which I purchased, and the polished steel, which is the more traditional color.
I’m all about the testing and trying of new things. I don’t ever want to stop learning, and I try and translate that not only to fountain pens and nibs, but to life in general. It just shows up more in small areas of my life like this.
So for $35, I thought this #6 nib was worth it.
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