The Mechanics of Flexible Nibs10/29/2009
To some fountain pen users, nothing beats the allure of a pen with a flexible nib. There is elegance about it from the rhythm and control necessary to dance one across smooth paper to the fabulous forms in the trail of ink left behind. Getting the hang of simple forms isn’t terribly hard but it does require patience and practice. Check out some of the links in the sidebar for some good online resources.
If you want to get an understanding of nib mechanics, I’ve just discovered a fine post about flex nibs from Tao at Bleubug’s blog. This is pen geek stuff to be sure but everyone can enjoy his video.
If you have a favorite website or even know of a good post about using flexible nibs, please add it to the comments. Some of us can’t get enough of such things.