Very very smooth! This nib can take dry inks very well, and leaves a rich, bold
stroke on the page no matter what you're using. This will, however, bleed
through on cheaper papers due to the volume of ink you're putting down. Looks
the best with larger lettering, and tends to drown letters that are written
smaller (not so good for college-ruled paper, for example.)
I highly recommend this size for people that write large letters/lines. If you
write with a more average letter size, try the "fine" size. For small, spidery
letters, go with the extra-fine.
Butter smooth! The smoothness change compared to the original EF on my Safari
was remarkable. It's much wetter, though. While that makes it much smoother,
it also means it's more picky on some papers. Cheaper papers will feather more
While it wasn't my favorite thickness, the smoothness deserves 5 stars by
itself. Glides along the page effortlessly, even on cheap paper. Has a very
wet line, which is fine as long as you don't drag your hand across it too early!
Leaves a surprisingly thick mark, which is great if you write in large
lettering - not good if you tend to write smaller or take notes on college-ruled
paper... things can get a little cramped.
Overall very good though. Recommended for those that write large.