Moleskine Review of my new Custom Ground Lamy Cursive Italic Nib, originally uploaded by biffybeans.
A while back, I bought a Safari of of Ebay (new) that had a scratchy, fine nib that was almost as thick as my medium Safari, so it never really got used. I ended up replacing the nib with a 1.1 stub and later realized that I could have the scratchy fine ground into something else. Sam at Pendemonium said that they could grind the fine nib into a Cursive Italic and that it would come out in the .05-,07 range. I sent the nib off to them for grinding, along with a check for $17. ($15 for the grind and $2 for return postage of the nib. I had it back in just a few DAYS.
It's as gloriously smooth as my other Lamy nibs and even smoother than the 1.1 stub. I am VERY happy with the service and end result and would recommend it to anyone that's not ready to splurge on a custom nib from Mr. Binder. (I do not yet own a Binder nib so I cannot compare.)
I find this size cursive italic much more suitable to my writing style than the 1.1 stub. I can write at full speed with it and it is not catching the paper at all.
Waterman Blue-Black ink.
Lamy 1.1 stub for comparison. Not as rounded. Maybe would work well for greeting cards or invitations.