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Small warning on the black coated steel nib. It appeared to me that the black coating on the nib was both top and bottom, and the way the nib slides over the feed, the black coating made the nib tighter onto the feed than the uncoated nib. The result of this was that in a fine nib, the tines were almost always over-tight and crossed. I've been meaning to clean up the back of my black coated nib to see if this made a difference, just never got around to it. I was even shipped a replacement nib from Berlin incase that solved my problem. Both nibs had crossed tines once added to the feed. I suspect they do some slight changes in the factory for the feed section to fit the black coated nibs on the pens that ship this way, or that this is a consistent problem with their F nibs that are black coated.
I've never used one of their black coated steel nibs so thank you for the warning.
I've replaced several of my nibs with the black coated nibs and have never had this issue.