I Own several customized nibs from the most known nibmaster overseas and always wished to have a adress in europe to avoid all this custom clearance.
I ordered a higher priced pen from fontoplumo and tried the customization in a Stub nib.
I am really happy with the result and am know thinking about a Standard Lamy 2000 with a crisp M Italic as an every das working horse.
I can really recommend the nib customization .... Great experience
Fontoplumo made an excellent job in grinding a stub nib on a Santini Libra into a Medium Cursive Italic. Jus as I asked. The pen is very “usable” even for normal extended everyday writing.
I strongly recomend Fontoplumo not only for this kind of “nib whispering” but for their custom support in general.
Bruce S. did a Fine to Cursive Italic nib grind on my new Leonardo Momento Zero Plume Rose Gold pen. This is the eighth cursive italic fine nib that I have had done (the other seven were done by three well-known nib masters at other pen companies), and this one is definitely one of the smoothest to write with. And the beauty of the cursive line is second to none. I could not be happier. (And the pen itself is gorgeous.)
I ordered an architect on a broad nib, Lamy Vista. The pen was ready really fast and when it arrived I was happily surprised by the handwritten note from the nib specialist. The message contained some tips about how to use the architect and it told me he had also ground the topside of the nib to a smooth super-extra-fine nib for reverse writing. Two nibs for the price of one!
The architect writes like a dream! It was my first time getting an architect and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it was love at first write! I didn't have any problem finding the 'sweet spot' because the nib was ground perfectly at my normal writing angle. (important to send accurate photos of your writing angle!)
I originally got the nib on a Lamy Vista but since the grip section on that pen doesn't really allow for reverse writing, I decided to swap the nib on a Lamy Scala I had in order to be able to comfortably use both the architect and the smooth needlepoint nib!!
I am really so happy with it and I am definitely ordering more architect nibs here soon!
Leonardo Momento Zero Pietra Marina Broad to cursive italic
The work done on the nib is excellent and the pen writes like a charm. The difference from a stub (I own an Opus 88) is noticeable, the lines are crisper, but not at the cost of smoothness, so the pen is still easy to use. The line variation is amazing, maybe about 1 mm for the fattest down strokes, while the side strokes are very very thin. Distinctive writing experience at a fair price.
In addition the pen came with a kind message handwritten by the nib specialist, which is a nice gesture.
Thank you Fontoplumo
I had my Pelikan M205 with a broad nib customized to a cursive italic and it writes like an absolute dream. Plus I got a lovely message from the nib specialist which made it feel extra special. I'm definitely using this service again, because it's easy, more than fairly priced, and having a nib that suits my handwriting makes me use the pen more and gives my handwriting more character.
TWSBI Vac700R Broad to Cursive italic
I purchased a TWSBI VAC700R together with a nib customization here a few months ago and opted for a broad nib that was then reground to a cursive italic. I must say the pen writes like an absolute dream, inkflow is consistent regardless of what ink i use (tried montblac homage to hadrian, Akkerman Zuiderpark blauw groen, Herbin Lie de thv©), the pen feels incredibly smooth, there is no scratchyness to think off and the line variation achieved with the grind is astounding. For whoever is considering a cursive italic i can highly recommend it.