As a nob to my continuing search for the perfect pen for myself, I recently sold several pens to finance what I had hoped would be my first ever custom nibbed pen. I chose master nib-meister John Mottishaw of Classic Pens. Finding a pen that I both liked and could afford was the most difficult thing - but since I had wanted to try out a Falcon anyway I decided to try one. My next decision was whether to have it made into a cursive italic or an oblique both of which I like - one of which, the cursive italic, I had never tried. After some gentle hand holding by John's colleague, Jonella, I chose a Falcon by Namiki with cursive italic. I love it! Now I am having a very difficult time waiting to order an oblique nibbed pen as well. I'll probably have it on either a Pelikan or another Falcon since I have found it to be such a pleasing pen. Having a customized nib is an experience that is worth the wait - it's such a genuine pleasure to write with! It's rather a holiday gift to myself - but I don't feel too guilty because I did sell some pens in order to be able to get! Thanks to those of you who helped me finance this little gem!
Doesn't this side view really look like a falcon's head?!
Ah! Near perfection in a writing instrument!