A recent addition to my pen case is the Karas Kustoms INK. What a pen, this is a sturdy bit of kit. Made from aluminium, machined in the US, the pen is on the heavy side but has great balance, I do not notice the weight when I write.
What I do notice though is the width of the line. I ordered the fine nibbed version but I feel the line it produces is closer to a medium. The nib is a Schmidt which is very smooth, I cannot fault it. I just don’t like it. So I’ve purchased a #5 edison nib from The Writing Desk and it arrived today.
This is a lovely looking nib but it’s also big. How big? Well, this big:
Taking both nibs out of their assemblies is possible to directly compare the two nibs:
There is no way this new nib will fit in the assembly for the schmidt nib without some modification.
What to do now? Well luckily enough, someone else has posted a solution, the ionsomnia blog. So, I have to pay a visit to the hardware shop.