Pens dominated this week, but there were a few other things worth mentioning…
Posted in Fountain Pens, Links, Paper | Tagged Fountain Pens, Hobonichi, Marlen Aleph, music nib, Pelikan M400, Quo Vadis Planner |
The Marlen isn’t bad for a modern steel-nibbed pen. Eventually sold mine along as I prefer no pressure at all and the nib was too narrow unless I flexed it.
Smooth steel nib, piston filler, good length and width if you prefer to hold your pens back on the section. I’m spoiled by higher-end 14kt nibs, but the ballpoint generation should love the Aleph.
Thanks for the feedback. No pressure is my preference, too. With flex, some pressure is needed to produce wider lines and nothing can beat a vintage nib for that characteristic. For real writing, I’ll take a smooth stub nib any day. For fun expressive writing, my Waterman Ideal nibs are the best. When used for non-flex writing, they work beautifully with an extremely light touch. Hard to come by, though worth the effort and cost.
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Thank you for the mention!
I have similar feelings about the Marlen: interesting idea, I think it’ll appeal to a lot of people who haven’t been spoiled by wet noodles… (or who don’t like wet noodles). I do like the clear feed though…
nice to find a pen and ink zealot
Reblogged this on Martha Keim-St. Louis' blog and commented:
ink and pen everywhere.
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