Stubs are the smartly-cut jackets of the pen world. They can make anyone (and their signatures) look better. Stubs make broad vertical strokes and thinner horizontal strokes. Unlike italic nibs, the corners of the stub nib are rounded, so upward strokes don’t bite into the paper.
Here’s a sampler of my stubs. They’re all factory stubs, meaning they’ve not been modified from other nibs. The Bexley stub writes a tad dry compared to the Danitrio flexible stub, which gushes like a schoolgirl with a crush.
I hope to have a stub on my Waterman Carene before Christmas. I don’t think it will make it in time to address holiday cards, although if it did, I will consider that a fine gift.