What is Flex in a fountain pen nib (point)


You can see here a nib that flexes. A hard thumbnail is a convenient firm surface to press a fountain pen nib (point) against to get a feel of how flexxy it is. (inky thumbnails often identify a person who likes flex nibs). 

Why pay more?  for a pen with a flexible nib?

A pen with a flexible nib CUSHIONS your feel of the nib on paper. And you can SHADE a line with a flexible nib. SHADING refers to widening a line’s thickness by applying pressure to the nib.  

On the following page COMPARE my signature with and without shading as the signature alternates “looks."

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