What is a cursive italic grind?

Cursive Italic This is the grind that most people who want a lot of line variation ask for. Like a crisp italic, it produces a distinct size variation between the down and cross strokes, but there is slightly less variation than with the crisp italic, and its corners are not as precise.

What is the difference between stub and italic nib?

Stub nibs have rounded corners to provide a smoother writing experience. Italic nibs have sharper edges to accentuate line variation, even with smaller tip sizes. Italic nibs tend to have a smaller sweet spot and exhibit more feedback.

How do architects grind nib?

An architect grind is squared in the reverse direction of a stub or italic nib. This shape creates line variation by making your side stokes thicker than your downstrokes. Again, the amount of variation you see with an architect is largely dependent on the original size of the nib.

What is the difference between a broad nib and a stub nib?

A broad nib is like a any normal nib, but wider. A stub nib has some line variation, so theres a difference in the thickness of the line when your going horizontal or going vertical.

What is a fine cursive nib?

A cursive italic nib is similar to a calligraphy nib but has rounded corners to allow normal handwriting (unlike a dip pen nib that requires great care and skill in letter formation). Greater line variation is achieved compared with a stub nib.

Why is my calligraphy pen so scratchy?

If a nib that previously wrote smoothly has suddenly turned scratchy, it has probably suffered some sort of trauma. The most common being misalignment. If bumped or dropped one of the tines can move in relation with the other. This is the first thing to look for.

What makes a pen write smoothly?

Water-based ink flows faster and soaks into the paper more than ballpoint pen ink. The ease of flow requires less pressure and creates a smooth, comfortable writing experience.

What is a naginata nib?

Sailor 1911 Naginata Togi Fountain Pen This 21ct nib comes with rhodium or gold finishing. It is named for the Japanese weapon, the nib resembling the shape of the blade. The Sailor Naginata Togi is presented in a special pen with a cap ring engraved “Special Nib” using the Cloisonne technique.