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#1 Miranda

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:08

Hi to you clever people who can actually create fountain pens, My Fountain Pen Friend, Amos, from Wooden Ink pens would like to know your opinions on Schmidt nibs.


Hello Miranda, I have a favour to ask; can you or some of your connoisseur Fountain Pen friends give me your opinion on Schmidt Fountain pen Nibs? Thanking you , Amos

Amos make some fantastic pens and I've three with Heritance nibs which are lovely writers. I've suggested he join FPN as I'm sure he'd enjoy the company! His pens can be seen at www.woodenink.com.au

thanks, Miranda
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 15:14

Hi to you clever people who can actually create fountain pens, My Fountain Pen Friend, Amos, from Wooden Ink pens would like to know your opinions on Schmidt nibs.


Hello Miranda, I have a favour to ask; can you or some of your connoisseur Fountain Pen friends give me your opinion on Schmidt Fountain pen Nibs? Thanking you , Amos

Amos make some fantastic pens and I've three with Heritance nibs which are lovely writers. I've suggested he join FPN as I'm sure he'd enjoy the company! His pens can be seen at www.woodenink.com.au

thanks, Miranda

Hi Miranda & Amos,
Schmidt nibs , nib units & piston filler assemblies are very well made.
I've used both Bock & Schmidt nib units and I must say that they both fabricate perfect "German quality" nibs.
Francis

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:57

Hello, this is Amos, and this is my first genuine post, my other post was a very frustrated Wooden Ink, who in his rush to join here, spelt his name incorrectly!!!!, after emails , phone calls and hair pulling, finally, Elaine , one of the administrators picked herself up from the floor with much laughter, and fixed it all up. Meanwhile, back on the topic, it was good to hear that comment on the Schmidt nibs. Sometimes a name is something that manufacturers hide behind.
In my trade of Electronics-I always beefed up the German brands-in the old days they were the bees knees, but about 5 years ago I pulled apart a German TV with a reputable name, and to my amazement, it was cheap and junky on the inside, the manufacturer kept the name but changed WHERE they were being made, further investigation showed me that I could no longer point custumers to ANY manufacturer, because the scene had changed, price governed the manufacture so much that the outside said one thing and inside they were basically the same as the cheaper junk.
So-that is why I asked the question- sometimes a "bargain" is not a bargain.
I really have a passion for quality, but there usually is a price for quality. Amos
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:27

Meanwhile, back on the topic, it was good to hear that comment on the Schmidt nibs. Sometimes a name is something that manufacturers hide behind.


Amos, you might want to read this article:

http://edisonpen.com/page.cfm/IPGnibs2

It says that Schmidt nibs are actually re-branded JoWo nibs. JoWo nibs are high quality.

Best,
Hari

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 14:45

I do not make pens, but I have several which use the Schmidt nibs. My only issue with the Schmidt nibs is that their F nib is wider than many M nibs. Perhaps my view is skewed by having several Japanese pens; however, the Schmidt F nib in my Bexley BX701 is substantially wider than the M nib in my Duke D10, which is Chinese, and about the same as my M nib in my JinHao X450, which is also Chinese. The Chinese nibs are steel, and could probably go through a soda can, like the "Classic Pens" commercial pens, but I have not tried it (mainly because I don't have soda cans), whereas the Schmidt nibs are a little more forgiving, and have a tad bit of spring to them.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 23:24

Meanwhile, back on the topic, it was good to hear that comment on the Schmidt nibs. Sometimes a name is something that manufacturers hide behind.


Amos, you might want to read this article:

http://edisonpen.com/page.cfm/IPGnibs2

It says that Schmidt nibs are actually re-branded JoWo nibs. JoWo nibs are high quality.

Best,
Hari

Thank you for that article, very informative and eye opening. Amos
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