Cursive Italic on a Sailor Nib

Today I had the honor of grinding a Sailor 1911 14k Medium nib to a Cursive Italic. Sailor nibs are a joy to work on; the consistency of the craftsmanship with which they are made is fantastic. They rarely need tuning out of the box. Not to mention, they look beautiful!

While a Cursive Italic grind on a Medium nib won’t give you as dramatic an example of line-width variation compared to a Broad nib (or larger!), it can be a more useful grind—not too enormous or wet-writing. This allows the pen to offer an exciting flourish while remaining useful for daily tasks like journaling, to-do lists, or other not-huge-sized writing projects.

Questions about getting a Cursive Italic grind of your own? Send me an email!