I wanted to order Tachikawa...
April 13, 2014
I wanted to order Tachikawa nibs for long as they do differ from the ones I have
used previously. Yes, they are expensive plus I had to add the cost for sipping
but hey, money is for spending.
The nibs have pluses and minuses:
- A big and definite plus is its capacity to hold ink - due to its design it
really is giving a whole row of writing with the same dip of ink. Good, when you
really have to focus on line and design.
- For some reason the two nibs that i got both were scratchy and took some
polishing and finishing with a special file. It was not what i expect for this
cost and for the image those nibs advertise
- I also have to agree with a previous review on the fact that not each ink
would flow easily and even some high quality calligraphy inks for nibs do not
work with those nibs. The nibs work fine with fountain pen inks which are
designed to flow more easily in general
- One of the weird things with those nibs was that they oxygenate very easily -
the upper yellow metal part. And they are complicated to clean afterwards due to
its engineering and design - it holds good amount on ink and parts of this "good
amount" still l remain as a residue inside. I am very careful with my tools but
was occasionally surprised when i discovered that previous ink melted out in a
I keep looking for perfect nibs for my taste. The design of those nibs is good
if you are looking for high capacity ink holder, almost like automatic pen
already but the nib itself could be smoother and more responsive.
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