Aesthetics? Nib? Something else? I add additional factors such as mechanics (such as filling system), and story (especially in the case of vintage pens but sometimes for modern pens too.) Story to me includes historical position or other factors about the company, people or place that I find intriguing. For example, I have a small collection of Katab pens that were produced in pre-mandate Palestine because the region is of interest to me.
But I digress. The article below is about Aurora’s new flexible nib pens.
Write With Personal Flair: Aurora’s Flex Nib 88
There are many was to evaluate a fountain pen. Some people are all about the aesthetics, while true aficionados—like me—are all about the nib. The nib, in case you’re a ballpoint kind of person, is the metal writing point on a fountain pen. It may be made from a variety of materials, most often steel or gold. The most popular size of nib is medium, and some pen makers offer a choice of nib sizes that range from extra fine to extra broad. Specialty nibs—like oblique, italic and flex—are a real delight for those of us who appreciate the nuances of a great writing experience.
And here’s my point, so to speak. The Aurora pen company recently introduced a flexible nib to its Aurora 88 line for the first time in its history….