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#1 Houston

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:03

Hello, fellow FPNers:

 

I've been curious to try the Goulet's stub nibs.  I've not been keen, however, to put them in Noodler's pens.  (Just too many stories of incessant fiddling required to make Noodler's pens write reliably.)

 

Upon asking the good folks at Goulet about what other pens their nibs fit, they offered the following:

 

  • The nibs are #6 size
  • They'll fit a number of different Edisons
  • They'll also fit several Monteverdes:  Impressa, Prima, Regatta, Jewelria, 
  • They'll also fit some Jinhao models.

Not being completely turned on by any of those options, can the good folks of FPN suggest other pens on which a #6 nib would be easy to fit?

 

Many thanks, in advance!

 

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#2 KBeezie

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:27

They fit my:

- Jinhao X750

- Jinhao X450

- Jinhao 159

- Monteverde Invincia Deluxe (and most monteverde pens since the nibs on those are also #6)

- Nemosine Singularity and Nemosine Fission

 

For example here's a black monteverde fine on my Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Nighthawk (a Goulet exclusive). Currently holds a 2-tone Goulet Extra fine (moved the black one to my Jinhao X750 "Shimmering Sands").

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Goulet 2-tone Medium on my 159

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And my Nemosine Singularity Demonstrator currently holds the Goulet 2-tone 1.5mm Stub Nib. 

 

I'm not 100% sure but I think one of the noodler's might take #6 too (you mentioned it, but not sure if its #6 exactly)?

edit: yea it does. " Fits all Noodler's Ahab and Konrad pens"

 

The ones I listed are friction fit, so just a matter of lining up the feed/nib in the correct orientation, and sliding them in with the proper seating. Goulet has a couple videos showing how. 

 

PS: I suspect you're probably not going to be a fan of most the pens with a standard #6 size. (not sure which Vintage ones do... I Think some of the waterman vintage ones do).


Edited by KBeezie, 10 April 2014 - 08:31.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:29

I've had no problem with using Goulet's 1.5 stub nib on either Noodler's Ahab or Konrad. 



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:35

I've had no problem with using Goulet's 1.5 stub nib on either Noodler's Ahab or Konrad. 

 

I wondering if the 'problems' were with noodler's own nibs. 



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:57

I only own two Noodler's pens but I haven't had any problems at all with mine. As recommended I disassembled them and gave them a good cleaning with water and dish washing detergent to get rid of lingering oils from manufacture, re-assembled, inked up and started writing. I just love the concept of the Konrads so I got a pair of the ebonite version. I actually haven't used them in a little while and they were sitting uninked on my desk, so just now I filled one of them with Noodler's black and it still writes nicely, the nib and feed sits just as I set them after I cleaned it, I haven't adjusted it after the filling - no need.

 

Noodler's pens have ebonite feeds just so that you will be able to heat set them to any other nib that you might want to install in them, that's the point.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:09

I have three Noodler's pens (Nib Creaper, Ahab, and Konrad each) and all of them had no real problems; started writing pretty much out of the box and with all sorts of nibs that I have available. Only issues I had were skipping when using the flex nib, since they require a fast flow of ink when flexed. The feeds are easy to heat-set if needed and also you can widen the channel if you need more flow. When using normal/stub nibs, I don't suspect there will be an issue with ink flow.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:40

Noodler's pens have ebonite feeds just so that you will be able to heat set them to any other nib that you might want to install in them, that's the point.

 

That I did not know, but are they all ebonite feed? I thought only the Konrad Ebonite had that. 



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:02

 

That I did not know, but are they all ebonite feed? I thought only the Konrad Ebonite had that. 

 

All Noodler's pens have ebonite feeds. Here is a video of Nathan heat setting the feed of a Nib Creaper.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:33

Hi, all:

 

Grateful for the replies and the interesting info on Noodler's pens.  That said, the original question was about *other* pens that the Goulet's #6 nibs will fit.

 

We know they'll fit: 

  • Noodler's pens
  • Several different Edisons
  • Several Monteverdes
  • Some Jinhao models.

​What else will take a #6 without surgery?

 

Thanks, again and in advance!

 

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:50

I also have a Nemosine Singularity housing a Goulet nib. The Singularity is a sub $20 pen and is beautiful, but the nib I got on mine was a total dud. With the Goulet nib it has become one of my favorite pens, and my standard for testing new inks. :-)

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:52

Sorry, I get frustrated myself when people replies to my own questions with things other than an answer to the specific question hehe.

 

So to your question...I think the TWSBI VAC-700 has a #6 nib, and I have been thinking about getting that one myself with the intention of swapping the nib.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:05

As stated above, the Vac (there's a video of Brian Goulet swapping the nib, it's clearly friction fit). Going off that, one would assume the TWSBI 580 will also take it - I know the Mini doesn't because the nib isn't easy to pull off (Brian said he couldn't get it off).

 

I believe Bexley pens also take a #6 nib though I might be wrong


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:38

I believe the TWSBI 580 has a nib number 5



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:58

I would caution that there is ( never has been) any agreed to standard for numbered nib sizes. One company's "#6" can be a totally different size from another company's "#6."

 

In Vintage pen days the lessor manufacturers loved to mark smaller nibs as # 8 when they were about 1/2 the size of a Waterman #8 .


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 13:24

Hi,

 

My Wality 71 J has a Goulet 1.5 stub nib on it and writes with a great wet line without any surgery. The feed delivers marvelously and the eyedropper provides enough ink to last a long time.

 

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 13:40

As stated above, the Vac (there's a video of Brian Goulet swapping the nib, it's clearly friction fit). Going off that, one would assume the TWSBI 580 will also take it - I know the Mini doesn't because the nib isn't easy to pull off (Brian said he couldn't get it off).

 

I believe Bexley pens also take a #6 nib though I might be wrong

 

No, 580 use the smaller #5 nib.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 13:42

Noodler's Nib Creaper takes vintage #2 (which happens to also be modern #5), the Ahab and Konrad take #6 nibs.

 

I always keep a Nib Creaper handy for my loose vintage nibs.


Edited by discopig, 10 April 2014 - 13:42.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 14:04

We're talking about Jowo #6 nibs. Framebaer's cautions are important. Franklin-Christoph uses Jowo nibs including the #6 on several models but they offer a large range of tip sizes for their pens. The info that a Wality 71 pen can take a Jowo #6 is wonderful.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:19

If you are talking about just screwing it in to a pen, not fiddling with the nib-set's feed or housing,... then it will fit  some Franklin-Christoph models.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 00:35

I have a Goulet broad in my Noodler's Konrad. My Konrad always wrote pretty well, and the Goulet made it better.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:06

I've found the Noodler's pens quite easy to get along with. I just don't seem to have the trouble with them that others talk about. Mine just work. I've put Goulet nibs in a few of them, and it adds a unique quality.

 

I tried the Goulet nibs in a Jinhao 450 and it did not fit well and did not write well. I wanted to heat set the feet, but it's a plastic feed, so I wasn't going to try that!

 

The Edison pens are built with a nib that is part of a screw-in unit that consists of feed and nib. Maybe someone braver than I has tried swapping out the nibs in this unit? I don't see how without risking damage.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:56

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:31

Hi, all:

 

Grateful for the replies and the interesting info on Noodler's pens.  That said, the original question was about *other* pens that the Goulet's #6 nibs will fit.

 

We know they'll fit: 

  • Noodler's pens
  • Several different Edisons
  • Several Monteverdes
  • Some Jinhao models.

​What else will take a #6 without surgery?

Twsbi Vac 700.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:12

On the basis that the Platinum Century #3776 nib fits a TWSBI Vac 700, I will take a guess that a #6 nib will fit the Platinum. Although as the nib is the best bit, there's very little to no reason to do so, but fwiw...

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 00:25

I hear that Nemosine pens (Singularity and Fission are the ones I know) take #6 nibs but I haven't confirmed that myself yet.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:16

I hear that Nemosine pens (Singularity and Fission are the ones I know) take #6 nibs but I haven't confirmed that myself yet.

 

I've confirmed it in post #2. I've used the Nemosine 0.7 Stub in my other pens, as well as using a Jinhao, Monteverde and Goulet #6 nibs in the Singularity. 

 

Shown here with a 2-tone Jinhao Nib from a X450. 

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Edited by KBeezie, 12 April 2014 - 01:17.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:14

 

I've confirmed it in post #2. I've used the Nemosine 0.7 Stub in my other pens, as well as using a Jinhao, Monteverde and Goulet #6 nibs in the Singularity. 

 

Shown here with a 2-tone Jinhao Nib from a X450. 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:00

 

How do you make a cheap pen look so good?

 

The photography aspect of it? 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:12

 

The photography aspect of it? 

 

Yeah. I mean, first of all, how do you get it so clean...no fingerprints, ink nano-drops, or even dust? Second, what are your light sources?


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#30 KBeezie

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:20

 

Yeah. I mean, first of all, how do you get it so clean...no fingerprints, ink nano-drops, or even dust? Second, what are your light sources?

 

Clean? Well... some micro-fibre cloths help, and I'm not generally all that oily. Far as little specs of dust... Photoshop. But usually there's not more than say 7 or 8 specs on a barrel possibly. There were no tiny ink drops in the cap at the time of that picture. Even right now there's no little 'nano-drops' of ink in the pen. But photoshop usually helps for the dust, maybe a small smudge of fingerprint, or excess ink on the nib, or in the event of cosmetic-representation-only (ie: I wouldn't do this for say sales, it always comes back to you), remove scratches etc. 

 

Secondly, typically it's either one or both of my Photogenic Powerlight 750, with an umbrella style (32 inch) bounce softboxes. Usually one in front off to the side, and one behind for shadow fill. Sometimes I'll have a large piece of white cardboard held up to the right side to bounce a little bit of light into some of the nooks, or to soften the darkest areas of the picture. 

 

Thirdly, Circular Polarizer helps immensely for glare/reflection control, especially if on top of reflective marble (black and white marble shown below). 

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Edit: Original Shot (from Raw file), prior to any post-processing

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