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Nib Size: #5 And #6


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#1 greeeeb

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:50

Hi,
I am planning to buy a pen kit. They offer small size and large size nibs: #5 and #6. What is the difference between them? (there are medium and fine for each size).

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#2 richardandtracy

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 15:58

The #5 nibs fit on a 5mm diameter feed, while the #6 nibs fit on a 6mm diameter feed.
For a #5 nib, expect about 19mm to stick out from the section and a maximum nib width of about 7mm. On the #6 nibs the length sticking out will be around 25mm, and the maximum width across the shoulders will be about 9mm.

Hope this helps,

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Edited by richardandtracy, 19 November 2012 - 15:59.
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#3 ddustinn

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:29

To give you some points of reference, a TWSBI 540 has a #5 nib, while a Noodler's Ahab and TWSBI Micarta/Vac 700 would have #6 nibs.
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#4 greeeeb

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 17:30

Thanks.

Actually, I have a noodler's creaper and some dip nibs. I saw a thread in FPN about replacing noodler's Ahab with another nib. So, I tried to replace the creaper with one dip nib, but the size of the dip nib was bigger. So, I started some search and came through the pen kits, which are cheap and one can easily replace their nibs. I thought the creaper nib size is #5 and wanted to make sure of this before I buy; but just found that creaper nib size is #2. Unlucky.

I think I am going to buy an Ahab or kit pen with nib size #6 so I can play later with nibs since #6 is the most widely available.


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#5 jslallar

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:18

In fact #5 nib may be the commonest size available!
But #6 definitely looks better with more nib showing out of the section.

Edited by jslallar, 22 November 2012 - 11:19.

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#6 J.R.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:51

I've read that the Knox K26 nib (avail. from xfountainpens) will fit the Noodler's Standard Flex, but haven't personally tried it. Someone will probably correct me, if I'm wrong.

Just something for you to think about, if you wanna tinker with your Noodler's.

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#7 Basilis_S

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 21:21

Is it possible to use a size #5 nib, with a pen that comes with a #6 nib? For example, can I use a nib from Jinhao 992, which I think is #5, on a Jinhao x750?



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 22:32

Is it possible to use a size #5 nib, with a pen that comes with a #6 nib? For example, can I use a nib from Jinhao 992, which I think is #5, on a Jinhao x750?

 

No, it does not fit. The feed diameters are different so it is not possible to insert the nib into a slot which is curved too much or too few.



#9 Basilis_S

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 14:27

 

No, it does not fit. The feed diameters are different so it is not possible to insert the nib into a slot which is curved too much or too few.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:09

When you exchange nibs they must have the same diameter,

but the same diameter is no guaranty for success.

 

I did replace most of the nibs in my Jinhaos with Bock nibs (#5 as well as #6),

but the Bock nibs were hard to push in, as if they were a little bit thicker.








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