Pilot "Custom HERITAGE 912" with converter (CON-70) Black Body / 14K Falcon nib (Super soft nib) Brand new! 14K / Falcon nib / Size is 14.0 centimeters long Use and Care Guide included. Falcon nib (Super soft nib).
When writing Japanese calligraphy with a brush it is easy to vary the line width by how much of the brush tip you allow to touch the paper. With a gold nib this is not the case. A flexible nib allows for line variation by how much pressure you give the nib, which spreads the tines apart. It is easy to make a nib more flexible by making the tines longer, but this leads to a common problem.
If you flex the nib and overextend the tines, the ink flow to the paper breaks. The Falcon nib solves this problem.Pilot took a Medium length nib blank and cut out crescents on each side of the nib. The nib looked something like a birds beak, hence the name. This design creates a nib that can make a medium line with no flex to a very broad line with more pressure and since the tines are shorter, there is no flow problem by overextension. The item "Pilot (NAMIKI) FP Custom HERITAGE 912 /14K Falcon nib with converter (CON-70)" is in sale since Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pilot". The seller is "e-sell_jp" and is located in Japan. This item can be shipped worldwide.