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I love my pen but I have a little issue. I ordered broad nib. But tines are too open. You just put the nib on paper and tines become wide open. It writes as if I am writing with a marker.
I love broad nibs but this wideness of tines has made it broad++ for me. Any solution?
You can try to push the tines back together if you're very careful, otherwise you'd have to send it to a nib meister if you don't mind dropping $40+ on fixing the stock nib.
Alternatively, the TWSBI Vac Mini, TWSBI Mini, TWSBI 580, Edison #5, and Franklin Christoph #5 nib units are effectively drop in replacements. Just unscrew the old nib unit and screw the new one in. I personally use a Franklin Christoph nib unit with my L-Tech 3.0 with great results.
I have the exact same problem as you. The broad nib is wide enough to paint parking spaces. On top of that the converter is loose inside the pen. I've had ink leak out from a lose converter before. I'm pretty disappointed since I love the look of this pen.
I ended up getting the excalibur (it is actually a pretty nice grey) from their site. My nib came without issue but I preemptively bought a FC #5 SIG F nib (Any excuse to try something new really). I like the pen so much I will likely be joining this drop. I usually use my pen to take notes so I never run into the extended use vs weight issue. I actually like the weight a lot. Thanks for the info, that was really useful. I will likely get a Edison nib along with this drop ($20 only).
Funny you mention the SIG nib, that's the one I use. Mine's even in Fine too. Although my L-Tech is Moss coloured.