Submitted for your approval: The Nemosine Singularity presents itself in triplicate. Muahaha. Left to right: Ivory, Granite, Black.
Available from xfountainpens, this re-tooled Chinese number offers splendid possibilities.
Admittedly, the Nemo nibs are nails. Across the board. No spring, no flex. But sometimes, you just need a nail.
Dr. Inkenstein already owned a Nemosine Singularity in Granite (read: shiny gray), with a small cursive italic nib. Actually the nibs themselves are huge. The point is the smaller of the offered cursive italics.
And this brings up another good point about the Nemo: all nib (point) sizes are available at no extra cost. And there are quite a few. Two cursive italics, and Fine, and Extra Fine, and Medium.
Nemo also fits Dr. Inkenstein's personal quirks. It's a large-ish, fattish fountain pen but lightweight. Another good thing about these x-pens is that they usually come with free shipping above a certain dollar amount, and this time, they came with about eight free ink cartridges of assorted blue and black to get you started writing. But they also come with a free converter, if you wanted to use bottled ink. In either case, they allow you to dive right in.
With Dr. Inkenstein being on a fine-nib kick, it seemed important to order two new Nemos: an Ivory with an F nib, and a black with EF. They also come in blue and red and a few other finishes with silvertone trim.
And they are fifteen dollars each. Come on, now. Fifteen bucks!
As usual, they were tested under worst-case conditions. I did not flush the nib or section, but yanked the pens out of the box (yes, they come with a light card box and instructions, great for first-timers) and heedlessly made them guzzle Noodler's inks: Black Swan in Australian Roses for the ivory F (yes, Dr. Inkenstein is indeed a ledge-walker) and Zhivago for the black EF.
And they wrote far better than they dipped. Dipped, they were somewhat scratchy. Filled, they were smooth nails, producing a fine, firm line.
In short, these make great ink testers. Or beginner pens. Or starter pens. Or just I-Want-One-In-Every-Color-And-Nib pens.