Pen: Noodler's Ahab/Goulet 1.1
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
In last week's Throwback Thursday I posted a first impressions look at Noodler's Ahab with the stock flex nib with Kon-Peki. So, it seems a bit redundant to do this one just swapping the nib for the Goulet 1.1 italic. Then, again, maybe not.
Okay, I decided to swap out the flex nib on the Ahab with the Goulet 1.1 italic. First time trying italic nib, I love it!!! Love the way it looks. Now, as for this ink with this nib combo - definitely broader with regular pressure. It's writing wetter. I like the line variation. This paper rocks no bleed through. Got to...
[There's another page that I haven't included a picture of which says...]
...be careful with smudging though. Need to give it more time to dry.
Hey, I can kind of imagine I have good handwriting with this nib. Love it!
I must say that I really love using a 1.1 stub nib. I know my personal bias is for super fine lines but I really do enjoy the line variation from a stub. I think it brings a certain amount of flourish and style. It even makes my writing looking nicer (to me, that is.)
I also find it's easier to bring out the sheen of Kon-Peki using a stub because I don't have to add pressure to flex. The Ahab, after all, is no wet noodle. It can get tiring when doing a lot of flex writing.
I think it's great that we can swap nibs out of the Ahab for these Goulet nibs. And I think it's awesome now that Goulet has the nibs with a stealthy black finish. I don't some much like hardware with gold colour, but I can definitely go with black.