I was asked how my Rotring Core XS nib compared to another fountain pen’s nib. Unfortunately I don’t have the other fountain pen to offer a comparison.

I offered to do a comparison of a different sort and thought others may be interested in seeing the results.

My Rotring Core is armed with Private Reserve Supershow Blue ink and an extra fine (XS) nib. I grabbed my Pilot G2 0.7mm, 0.5mm, and 0.38mm. They are in that order in the following pictures. (I apologize for the lighting – I did my best to salvage with Photoshop).

I would say the Rotring Core XS with Private Reserve Supershow Blue is between a Pilot G2 0.5mm and 0.7mm on 20lb every day multipurpose paper.

Hope this helps or at least is interesting to someone out there. Take care and be well.