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#1 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:06

I was cleaning out some pens tonight. One is my new Monteverde Regatta Sport. The other was a Jinhao x450. To my very great surprise, these two pens have the exact same feed. 

 

Is this my imagination?

 

If it is not, I find it fascinating to see the difference a nib makes. The Monteverde pen is quite well behaved. The Jinhao is pretty miserable unless I put on a Goulet nib.

 

But, I do have to ask: am I paying that Monteverde price for a nib?


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#2 richardandtracy

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:45

This is a difficult one to answer, so I'll try thinking aloud instead (so to speak).

 

What does the feed do?

Two main functions:

  1. Act as a means for the ink to get from the reservoir to the nib. This requires a slot/slit. Not much more.
  2. Act as a buffer to absorb extra flow from the reservoir and supply extra should the demand be too high. This requires capillary space - so needs fins. The exact shape of the fins is not terribly important.

That's about it...

 

So, it would seem that it possibly doesn't matter if the Jinhao has the same feed as the Monteverde.

The way to prove it would be to swap them over and see if the Monteverde works just as well. I suspect that it should.

 

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#3 basterma

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 13:36

I have a lot of pens from smaller manufacturers and there are many that share the same nib and feed. When you consider that Schmidt, Bock, and Jowo make a lot of the nibs and feeds for other companies; it is quite logical that proven designs will reappear on pens from different companies.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 14:21

Well, both the Jinhao and the Monteverde pens are manufactured in China, so who knows?



#5 dior523

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 19:47

Monteverde is made in USA I think?



#6 79spitfire

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 20:01

Monteverde is made in USA I think?

As far as I know, they are only assembled in the US, If that. They likely use parts from other places.


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