The material of the pen nib
The nib of a good fountain pen is usually made of gold. Generally 12K and 14K, but there are also 18K gold. Because gold is too soft, 24K gold is impossible to make the nib. Generally, no matter the gold nib or the ordinary steel nib, a ball made of platinum metal such as iridium or ruthenium is welded to the nib. The small circle is polished by polishing. The ball forms a perfect writing surface. The softness and hardness of the nib is controlled by the thickness of the nib and the length of the nib, which are generally different from each manufacturer. On cheaper pens, the nibs are generally made of stainless steel or gold-plated other metals, and their lifespan is no different from that of gold nibs, but it should be because the technology of each manufacturer is different, so if you want to find the nib you like, you must try more A few more manufacturers’ pens.
The nib materials of fountain pens are roughly divided into three categories:
1. Stainless steel nib
2. The more common golden tips: 14k, 18k, 21K, etc.
3. Nibs of other rare materials: palladium-silver alloy, titanium alloy, etc.
The water output of a fountain pen is related to the adhesion of the nib and the tongue. The adhesion of the interface of the nib…There are many reasons. Don’t just pin the water on the nib.