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This is, actually, a...
November 23, 2014
This is, actually, a really great nib once you figure it out. It works best with a coil reservoir (you can google how to make one) to help extend the ink flow and allow for broad, brush-like strokes. This nib does not work well with acrylic inks, or thicker india inks. I use Dr. Martin's Black Star Matte and it works great in this nib. So do fountain pen inks. The Rose Nib is not for hatching or quick, rough drawing, but for slow, careful brushlike strokes. If the ink isn't getting through the tines, a little wiggle will help move it along. Also, remember to pre-clean this nib with rubbing alcohol.

This is not a beginner nib, which is why I have taken a star off for it. Nor is this a great nib for drawing (there are far better drawing nibs out there... the Hunt 101 produces marvelously thick-thin lines and is much less fussy), but if you do copperplate or brushlike calligraphy, it is worth learning how to use this nib.
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I should have read the...
December 3, 2014
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I should have read the previous reviews before buying this nib. It's much too flexible for my heavy-hand. I'll have to come back to this nib when I'm less of a calligraphy beginner.
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I too could only use...
July 22, 2014
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I too could only use this nib while it was upside down, which produced an extremely fine line.

The surface tension of the ink kept it from running all the way down the tines, no matter how I loaded it on there. And even the lightest touch did not produce a line when held right-side-up.

It's a real shame, as I've been looking for flexible nibs for more artistic calligraphy. It gets three stars, as I was able to use it like the other reviewer, getting such fine lines upside-down. Otherwise, I'd give this negative stars, if I could. Even if it's beautiful to look at, a pen nib should be functional.
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As it says this nib is...
May 22, 2014
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As it says this nib is extremely delicate to pressure, unfortunately due to my heavy handedness I could never get this nib to write normally however I did find that turning it upside down produces an extremely fine line equal to that of a .25 HighTech-C, this nib surprisingly functions much more effectively as a replacement to my Maru nib which as you would expect scratches up the page and are typically more expensive. Because it also uses such little ink to produce these fine line you can just keep writing or drawing for what feels like forever.

Although not for its original purpose this nib has quickly found its place in my tool bag for sure.
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It's a nice nib but it...
November 4, 2015
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It's a nice nib but it took me a while to figure it out. I found that angling the tip downward towards me helps get the ink flowing, it's not something I'd recommend for beginners that plan to draw with it though, I'm sure it's possible once you've grown comfortable with it but this nib is extremely flexible and not good for those with a heavy hand.
My favorite! So many...
October 2, 2015
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My favorite! So many calligraphers love this nib, now I know why.
Is easy write with i...
December 22, 2014
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Is easy write with it.
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