January 19, 2016
This nib reminds me a lot of a lightly finer version of the Hunt 102, but less
hit-and-miss. I've never had an issue with Tachikawa nibs, and they are reason
one of my go-to manufactures (I use all Tachikawa nibs, except for the
occasional Zebra G/Deleter Maru combination I use every once in a while when I'm
in the mood). So, since I always end up with a decent number of bad 102 nibs out
of a box, I may switch to these instead. There as close to a 102 as I'm going to
get with Tachikawa quality.
Fine lines are easy (finer lines than a 102), doesn't pick up paper fiber quite
as easy as a 102, but doesn't create as bold lines as a 102 either. It doesn't
quite have the recognizable 102 taper that I'm so fond of, but it comes very
All in all, when I don't feel like switching pens back and forth, I will often
just use this nib only as it does offer that much of a variation. It's also
extremely controllable. I love it.