True Writer Signature Nib
I have been writing with fountain pens for 30 years. I own FOUR of these nibs! They are my very favorite. I write constantly for business, and these nibs improve my handwriting and are just right! Good ink flow, but do not dry out between uses. My only complaint is that they are a bit pricey, but then you get what you pay for ;)
July 4, 2014
This is a nib with personality!
You may have to practice a bit until you know exactly how to hold the pen when using this nib, but it's totally worth it! Your handwriting takes on a new personality - one with much more depth. Your letters have a natural shading and texture, much, I imagine, as it would had you been using an old-fashioned quill. I'll definitely buy more of these!
August 7, 2014
Stubs are different
I have true writer with a stub nib and it is great but stubs are different. If you tend to rotate your pen as you write a stub will be scratchy. We do this naturally if we learned to write with a pencil. We're looking for the sharper(finer) point. But, if you learn to find the sweet spot and not rotate your pen you will really enjoy the flair and line variation you get from a stub.
They're great for me and I am left handed.
July 29, 2013
I ordered my second Levenger signature stub nib just before Christmas (third, if you count the fact that I also have the Signature Stub True Writer pen), and I have to say that I absolutely LOVE these nibs. I have small handwriting; and these lovely nibs, since they're on the "Fine" size, are perfect for my writing. They provide wonderful line variation as well as shading, depending on the ink. The quality and workmanship of the nib is impeccable, and it's easy to remove and replace. I own quite a number of True Writer fountain pens, and I plan for every one of them to have a stub nib one of these days. I do wish that Levenger would make their stub nib an available choice on ALL their pens!
January 4, 2013
Didn't see the point
I bought this nib originally to go with my TW fountain pen b/c I wanted a "signature" pen that would allow me to have a signature that stood out. I tried it, and didn't see that it was different than a regular nib, but almost 3 times as much. I would like to see Levenger offer a true italic nib, or something that would really let you have a "signature" pen.
September 27, 2012
To follow-up on my previous post about the scratchiness of the stub nib, I received a replacement post paid within a few days, and it is fine. Friendly excellent service.
I have since figured out that stub nibs write differently because the shape of the tips, ie. not the same as my favorite TW, in a fine point, the Cafe Au Lait which just glides--the stub nib is less wet by design for one thing. For a new fountain pen writer like me, this may be easier and closer to today's everyday ballpoint pen. But the take home message is: this is simply different from a regular fountain pen nib.
March 3, 2012
I agree-- it is scratchy
Just received my stub nib and I must agree with the previous reviewer-- compared to my other True Writers it is unpleasantly scratchy on the page. Also when trying to vary the line, it skips. A disappointment for an expensive nib.
February 21, 2012
Stub nib - a challenge
WHEN this nib writes, it's very scratchy. Skips.
February 23, 2011