Also got a Faber-Castell Loom, B.
Yes... yes they are. lol
RE: Fabell-Castell Loom, broadAlways wanted to try a Faber castel... how is the nib?
The lamy pens are kinda confusing me. The diplomat and both pilots have been smooth and write great out of the box. So far both lamy pens and the extra lamy nib I grabbed have been scratchy and needed a little tweaking. Kinda interesting to do it without a magnifying loupe . Been tweaking it by feel. All are writing smooth now though.Yes... yes they are. lol
Excellent report! I’ve always heard F-C steel nibs are among the best out there. Nice to see you confirm that. The Loom looks like a great value. It’s probably the best looking pen if their line up, which tend more towards, uh, an acquired taste. BTW, nice choice of ink. Visconti Blue is one of my favorites!RE: Fabell-Castell Loom, broad
Very smooth steel nib. One of the stand out features that I've noticed. I watched a couple of sbrebrown videos and he likes the nib / has good things to say and I've never tried a broad nib so that's what I got. Currently inked with Visconti Blue. It's not light at 33g (not heavy either). Nice size - a little shorter than the Lamy Safari or Al-Star. Cap is a resin or plastic - nice finish, color. Pen barrel is shiny. Would have preferred a matt finish, but it's a minor thing. No need to post the cap, but it fits snugly if you do.