Namiki Falcon Writing Sample!
I’ve been really busy lately, and haven’t had much time to play with my Grail pen! But a couple of people asked for a writing sample, so it was a good excuse to bring out the Namiki Falcon that I had modified as an extra fine, extra flexible nib by John Mottishaw. The paper is a large Quo Vadis Habana, and the ink is J. Herbin Violette Pensée.
I’ve never used a non-modified Namiki Falcon, and I haven’t even used that many flexible nibs, so I don’t have much of a basis of comparison. However, the modified Falcon’s nib seems pretty flexible to me, and it has loosened up even more from when I first started using it. It was a bit scratchy when I first received it, which is perhaps to be expected of such an extra-fine-nibbed pen. I did some ill-advised nib smoothing on my own (I was impatient!), but I like the results–it’s better behaved now. Mind you, I haven’t used flexible nibs very long, and I need a lot more practice, but here are my amateurish attempts at writing with this pen!