My first real flex nibs returned from the pen doctor yesterday; a vintage Montblanc 344 from the 1950’s and a Swiss ASKA National, which I have found very little information about.
I didn’t believe that flex nibs were something for me, but these proved me wrong. Both were bargains (yes!) and cost together (including repair cost) just slightly more than most nibmeisters charge for adding flex to one nib. I thus strongly recommend going vintage if one want to flex a little. I was instantly seduced and suspect that these won’t be my last flexy nibs.
It is something very different from writing with an ordinary, modern nib and I suspect it will take some time to master – but that only adds to the pleasure of writing with it.
If you want more in depth information about flexible nibs you find a very good blog post here – with a video illustration as well.
If someone knows anything about ASKA – please share – that would make me very grateful.