Cursive italic nib
♦ Timeless Italic nibs contains a-flat tip with flattened bottom iridium. Italics are typically utilized more for calligraphic writing, with stark edges for broad down shots and incredibly thin part shots. These Italic nibs are often called "Sharp Italic" best suited for calligraphers, or perhaps the otherwise trained hand, unless made as "cursive" - see below.
Franklin-Christoph Italic nibs tend to be personalized on smoother cursive part as explained below.
♦ Cursive Italic nibs - you might hear the word "cursive" used whenever explaining a type of italic nib. This is usually where in fact the nib master smooths the contact type of the nib while the sides to ensure what exactly is calling the paper is a little smoother and much more forgiving for regular cursive writing. The base of the iridium is still sharper than a stub, but making the portion of the tip that is in contact with the paper slimmer than a stub. Our moderate C. Italics are ground to approx. .7mm. Broad Cursive Italic nibs tend to be ground to approx. .9mm.
♦ Stub nibs are similar to cursive italics but with underneath iridium left more rounded though flatter than a stock method or broad nib, in order for a larger vertical surface variations the report. that which you throw in the towel in line sharpness regarding the italic, you gain in smoothness using the stub. A Stub nib however offers you line variation but is simpler to compose with in your every single day handwriting. Our moderate Stub nibs are ground to approx. .7mm. Wide Stub nibs are ground to approx .9mm.♦ Needlepoint nibs tend to be carefully ground to a smaller tip. Needlepoints are commonly used in publishing and numbering with little clean outlines. We recommend these nibs with this form of niche writing/drawing. Our needlepoints tend to be ground to approx .25mm. Try our extra-fine for a more ideal nib to be used in script writing which includes a .35mm - .4mm .
♦ Cursive Calligraphy nibs - they are actually factory made nibs which are very much like the stub nib tips, but are not in the normal nib tip range so warrant reviewing right here. The 1.1cc is very much like a broad stub, whilst the 1.4cc (on #5 nibs) in addition to 1.5cc (on number 6 nibs) are like double wide stubs. These are perhaps not iridium tipped, which is perhaps not specifically needed on large HPSteel italicized nibs, and write effortlessly with stub like line variation.
Graphic explanation of different sorts of italicized nibs.Nib tip recommendations:
*If it's your first foray into trying an italicized nib, we recommend you decide to try a stub over a cursive italic. The stub or cursive calligraphy nibs are more flexible and smooth feeling than the sharper italics while training you to ultimately compose using this particular nib, or simply for faster writing as a whole.
*If you will be a new comer to fountain pens and often write with an increase of hand pressure together with your typical rollerball or ballpoint, we recommend a metallic nib over a gold. The silver is smooth and can spread too broad with an excessive amount of hand force.
*The Needlepoint is a highly specific nib and fails really with most cursive handwriting. It is primarily for lettering, character drawing and good printing.
*The nib codes you are going to often get a hold of on our site or in communication could be:Masuyama Customized:
MI = medium cursive italic
BI = wide cursive italic
MS = medium stub
BS = wide stub
N = needlepoint
XF = extra fine
F = good
M = medium
B = broad
1.1cc = 1.1 cursive calligraphy
1.4cc = 1.4 cursive calligraphy
1.5cc = 1.5 cursive calligraphy
♦ Smaller F-C pens use number 5 size nibs, while bigger pens make use of no. 6 size nibs. Under is a listing of which use which-
# 5: versions 14, 25, 26, 27, 29, pocket 40, 45, and 65.