02-13-2015, 07:47 AM
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a good pen with a flex nib?

I've been using a Pilot 78g with a broad italic nib, and it has some line variation, but I'm thinking I might be able to get more with a flex nib.

Are the Noodler pens worth it, or would I better off spending more for a vintage pen?

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 02-13-2015, 08:25 AM
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(02-13-2015, 07:47 AM)kansaskyle Wrote: Does anyone have a recommendation on a good pen with a flex nib?

I've been using a Pilot 78g with a broad italic nib, and it has some line variation, but I'm thinking I might be able to get more with a flex nib.

Are the Noodler pens worth it, or would I better off spending more for a vintage pen?

Kyle, I'm not crazy about the Noodler's pens.  However, if you have never used a flex nib before they are a reasonably inexpensive way to see if that type of pen is for you.  I do not know what your budget is but vintage flex nib pens may prove to be a bit pricey. 

Another company to try is Fountain Pen Revolution.  Their pens are inexpensive and you get a choice of nibs, one of which is flex.  I believe there is a small extra fee (about $3.00) for the flex nib.  I have used their Dilli pen with a flex nib and while the pen itself is just okay I much preferred the flex nib that came with it than the ones that came with the Noodler's.  Fountain Pen Revolution has a variety of pen styles, nib choices, and prices so you might want to give them a try: http://fountainpenrevolution.com/fpr_collection.html.

Also, here is a discussion about flex nib fountain pens and flex nib dip pens on The Fountain Pen Network: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/...tain-pens/.

I hope this helps and let us know how you get on if you give flex nibs a try. Smile

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