The right nibs for the fountain pen
Which pen is suitable for your own fountain pen depends on the handwriting and the position of the hand when writing. If everything fits together, writing with the pen is easy and pleasant. Feathers are the heart of the fountain pen: they transfer the movements of the hand to the paper and make them visible with the ink. The better the nib thickness fits your own handwriting, the more balanced the typeface looks.
Which pen is suitable for your personal writing style?
EF (Extra Fine): These nibs write extraordinarily fine and are suitable for all those who have a delicate handwriting and glide easily over the paper when writing with little pressure.
F (fine): The fine nib in the fountain pen is also suitable for delicate and fine handwriting. Sometimes the difference between extra fine and fine nibs is only slight, a comparison of writing in the nib provides information.
M (medium): Nibs with the strength M are suitable for every handwriting, both for right and left-handers. If you want to write with a pen again after a long break, you will usually get along well with this strength.
B (wide): writing instruments with a broad tip are perfect for striking and large manuscripts. They are suitable for all those who want to make their signature unmistakable using fine writing instruments.
EB (Extra Wide): This is also suitable for writing instruments with which striking and large-format signatures are to be made.
In addition to the straight ones, there are also inclined nibs for fountain pens. These are exactly right if the writer has a suitable hand position, in which he bends something in the wrist.
Tip: Beveled nibs are generally only suitable for right-handed people.
Fountain pens with calligraphy nibs are available from 1,5 mm to 2,3 mm by Kaweco. The maker TWSBI offers also in almost every fountain pen a calligraphy or Italic nib.
Replacement nibs for every writing instrument
The pen in the fountain pen gives the lettering its respective character and makes the handwriting personal. If the material is high quality and carefully processed, the pen holder glides lightly over the paper. The tip is the so-called writing grain, which usually consists of hard iridium and is carefully polished. Only then will the filler glide smoothly over the paper. The replacement nibs from Kaweco, Waldmann, Otto Hutt and other fine writing implements are already mounted on the so-called feeder. If they are to be replaced, they can simply be unscrewed and screwed on again. Replacement springs are available in many sizes and designs, for example in stainless steel, with rhodium-plated gold or in yellow gold, to name just a few.
Find nibs for your fountain pens and buy them online at mostwanted-pens.com
If you need a new fountain pen nib, would like to try a different material or a different line thickness, you will find the corresponding products at mostwanted-pens.com. You can also discover wonderful notebooks or pads to put your thoughts and ideas on paper in our range. We would also be happy to advise you by email or telephone if you have any questions about the writing instrument that is right for you.