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#1 bertrandhustle

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:00

I know Brian Goulet advertises his nibs as being compatible with the X450 and X750, as they both use #6 nibs, but I have a Jinhao 950 (this one) and the nib is a little skippy and way too broad for my liking. So my question is, do all Jinhao pens use the same size nib? I emailed the Goulet Pen Company but they said they don't have much experience with the 950 and suggested I ask you guys.



#2 Ted A

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:13

I am fairly sure that they do not. XFountainpens.com have replacement nibs and they designate differempnt nibs for different pen models. And I think that they are dealing with relabel led Jinhaos.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:45

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you have a #6 nib. I base this on seeing your pen in comparison to others in the same photo. All Jinhao's do not use the same nib, but quite a few do use the #6. You could always pull your nib and measure it using the dimensions on xfountainpens as a guide.
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#4 richardandtracy

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:30

Jinhao have basically two nibs for their open nibbed pens.

 

There is the #6 nib in the X450/X750, and there is the other one seen on pens like the Jinhao Century Mk2 ( http://www.fountainp...o-century-mk-2/ ). The nib is smaller, at about 17mm long as opposed to 25mm for a #6 nib. The difference in the two nibs can be seen in the comparison photo between the Mk1 & Mk2. The 950 seems, from the photo, to have the Mk2's smaller nib. I suspect it is a #5 nib, though I have never tried to swap one of these.

 

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#5 wlwilcox

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 14:09

Jinhao's 159 is a #6 as well. I pulled the nib and replaced the 159 nib with a Goulet nib to see which one I liked better. I ended up putting the original nib back in.

#6 scrivelry

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 14:43

I see Jinhao pens advertised as having medium or medium-fine or broad nibs but I have also read that they really only have one nib width.  I like a fine nib so possibly I should just replace the ones that write a little too broadly for me.  Does anyone know if indeed all their nibs are the same width? 



#7 Funkmon

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 15:08

Richard has stated that they are.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:04

I have a similar problem. I bought a lovely pen called a Jinhao "Elegant Writer." I love the look of the pen but hate the nib. I have a Jinhao 450 and use a Goulet nib, and I know the nib of the Elegant Writer is smaller than the one for the 450. I also can't tell if it can be swapped out. I guess I could try anything small, like a Pilot nib, but I'm worried about not being able to swap back if it doesn't work out. Should I keep the nib it has, or should I risk trying the swap? That is, can I hurt anything by trying?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:16

Pilot nibs will probably not work (Pilot makes their own nibs in house), I'd measure the nib you have and check xfountainpens because they sell several varieties of replacement nibs for various Chinese pens and that will probably help you find a better match.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:31

All I can suggest is someone tries a #5 nib, and reports back whether it worked. Meister nibs is one place: http://meisternibs.com/steel-nibs/

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:38

Well I ended up switching out again and putting back my GP nib.





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