I have some steel that I really like but I try to stick with gold. A good flexible gold is my favorite. Has anyone used the Namiki Falcon? Love the nib! Bill -----Original Message----- From: fptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:fptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerald Berg Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 12:47 PM To: fptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Gold, Steel or Other I would not rule out steel. I have some steel flexies on wartime Kawecos, Soenneckens, and Pelikans that rival any of the Waterman gold flexies. Gerry On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Aaron Taubman <taubman.aaron@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > This is a contraversial issue. What kind of nibs do you prefer? Gold, steel or other? > > I happen to prefer Gold, 18 Kt is perfect and 14 is very nice. I am not one for stiff nibs but there are some steel nibs that write like their counterparts. So when I order a pen or buy one, I normally buy one with a gold nib, I like the flex and smooth feel. Of course looks are also nice too. IMHO I think Lamy has some of the best steel nibs out there on the market. > > I am just making topic for conversation. I know with the proper nibmeister, they can make just about any nib feel like gold or whatever you choose. I also noticed the price of gold nibs have gone up significantly in the past 2 years due to the market. I guess thats why I have not bought anything in a long time!!! LoL!! > > Aaron > > TNS =================== To Unsubscribe: Send email to fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions to complete the process. ========================================================To Unsubscribe: Send email to fptalk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" in the Subject field. The email that you then receive MUST be replied to per instructions to complete the process.