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More Modern Interchangeable Nibs

hemisphere preface charleston

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#1 esteroids


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:51

The Hemisphere, Preface and Charleston share the same feed, and identically shaped nibs.  Charleston and Preface are 18k, of course, while Hemis are steel. Each model has unique engraving.  Gold nibs have the size on the bottom of the feed, steel nibs have it on the nib.  Thus, it's a good idea to keep the feed with the nib on the 18k's.


I've included a Kaweco Sport nib and feed on the left because they are also interchangeable.  The feed and nib are the same diameter and overall length.  I use several in Hemisphere sections, in 1.1 and 1.5 mm italic.  They are the easiest and cheapest way I've found to get an italic nib in a modern steel nib Waterman (topic for another post).



And below is the difference in Waterman engraving (L to R Hemi, Preface, Charles):


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#2 ramireaj


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 15:57

Can you tell me if the kaweco nib is interchangeable with any hemisphere?  I have seen "post-2010" used as a descriptor for the hemisphere but I'm not sure if it's because the section is different or if the section AND the nib is different.  I have a 2011 and am looking to interchange with a kaweco. 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 19:17

I've never tried it on a 2010.  I had a 2010 but it just didn't feel right so I passed it on before playing with nibs, but they look the same.  It's still a #5 nib, so it should work.


I find the experimentation interesting, so I would encourage you to give it a try.


Good luck,


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:59

Thanks for this information - and the pics. I have 3 medium Hemispheres and have been wondering how to get a different nib for a couple of them to get some variety e.g. Italic and EF ..... now I know the Kaweco nibs will do the job I can source them with some confidence and less risk. Thanks Again


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