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Which Pens Have A Big #8 Nib?

nib size nib lenght montblanc 149 pelikan m1000 big pens big nibs #8 nib

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#1 Calamus plasticus

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:28

Hi all. Would you help me to compilate a list of pens that have a #8 nib, that is to say, the size of a MB 149 or Pelikan M1000 nib? I am interested in both vintage and modern pens from all over the world. Of course, if you know where such a list exists, just let me know. Thanks.

MB 149
Pelikan M1000
MB Hemingway
Soennecken 111 Extra
Matador Garant 998
Goldfink Imperial and Wunderfuller by Tom Westerich.
Astoria Goliath (new batch)
Delta Dolce Vita. OS

Additions from the thread:
Onoto Mammoth
Soennecken Präsident
Waterman 18 and 58
Montegrappa Extra y Montegrappa Extra 1930
GVFC Pen of the Year and Wood Intuition
Mabie Todd Big Blackbird
Osmia Supra 448
Newton Pens Orville

Edited by Calamus plasticus, 28 June 2014 - 18:35.


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#2 Azuniga

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:33

I probably have a list somewhere I will post it as soon as I find it...

but the pen that comes to my mind immediately is

LeBeouf, American pen from Springfield mass.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:35

The new Onoto Mammoth has a #8 nib.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:52

Deltas made for Chatterley pens. Have 2 & there's a 3rd just came out.

#5 Calamus plasticus

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:55

Deltas made for Chatterley pens. Have 2 & there's a 3rd just came out.


Oh yeah: that one in the Città Reale celluloid... what a pen.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 23:22

Not the Spennecken 111 Extra (though the nib is large!), but the Prasident 1.....

 

 

Hi all. Would you help me to compilate a list of pens that have a #8 nib, that is to say, the size of a MB 149 or Pelikan M1000 nib? I am interested in both vintage and modern pens from all over the world. Of course, if you know where such a list exists, just let me know. Thanks.

MB 149
Pelikan M1000
MB Hemingway
Soennecken 111 Extra
Matador Garant 998
Goldfink Imperial and Wunderfuller by Tom Westerich.
Astoria Goliath (new batch)


"Writing is 1/3 nib width & flex, 1/3 paper and 1/3 ink. In that order."Bo Bo Olson

"No one needs to rotate a pen while using an oblique, in fact, that's against the whole concept of an oblique, which is to give you shading without any special effort."Professor Propas, 24 December 2010

 

"IMHO, the only advantage of the 149 is increased girth if needed, increased gold if wanted and increased prestige if perceived.  I have three, but hardly ever use them.  After all, they hold the same amount of ink as a 146."FredRydr, 12 March 2015

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 23:34

The Waterman 18 and 58 have #8 nibs. I have a 56, and it's the largest nib in any of my pens, old or new, so I'm thinking that a #8 would be even bigger.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:35

The Waterman 18 and 58 have #8 nibs. I have a 56, and it's the largest nib in any of my pens, old or new, so I'm thinking that a #8 would be even bigger.


And a #10 Waterman is bigger, and a Parker #12 bigger still.
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:41

Sheaffer PFM, Legacy, Legacy 2, Legacy Heritage.

Montegrappa Extra, Extra 1930.

GVFC Pen of the Year and Wood Intuition.

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:49

Mabie Todd Big Blackbird

 


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:13

Osma Supra 448. (see my avatar)

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 13:59

I do not know if the Pilot #15 nibs are big enough to fit the bill, but they are quite large.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 16:32

every now and then I miss that pen - like now:)

 

 

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"IMHO, the only advantage of the 149 is increased girth if needed, increased gold if wanted and increased prestige if perceived.  I have three, but hardly ever use them.  After all, they hold the same amount of ink as a 146."FredRydr, 12 March 2015

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 18:03

Newton Pens Orville


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 22:27

On an iPad and haven't mastered cut and paste of links. Search for:

Senator President

Jinhao 159

Deccan Masterpiece (Hari has a photo here on FPN dwarfing a 149)

Grieshaber had a #8 nib

Delta Dolce Vita OS, at least as I remember

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 23:38

Which Pens Have A Big #8 Nib?

 

 Hmm..well I'm usin' me Bexley Prometheus and Montblanc Dumas...

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 23:42

Oh yeah: that one in the Città Reale celluloid... what a pen.

Yes but it is not a flexible nib and the quality of the workmanship on Deltas exception made of Chatterley pens is not what I would call stellar.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 20:33

I can put the #8 nibs in any of my pens. :)

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#19 Calamus plasticus

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 21:22

It seems that I can't edit the original post anymore, so I update with some more additions from the thread:

Jinhao 159
Deccan Masterpiece
Newton Pens - Any model
Bexley Prometheus
MB Dumas
Senator Prasident
Grieshaber (model?)


MB 149
Pelikan M1000
MB Hemingway
Soennecken 111 Extra
Matador Garant 998
Goldfink Imperial and Wunderfuller by Tom Westerich.
Astoria Goliath (new batch)
Delta Dolce Vita. OS
Additions from the thread:
Onoto Mammoth
Soennecken Präsident
Waterman 18 and 58
Montegrappa Extra y Montegrappa Extra 1930
GVFC Pen of the Year and Wood Intuition
Mabie Todd Big Blackbird
Osmia Supra 448
Newton Pens Orville



#20 Calamus plasticus

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 22:00

I can put the #8 nibs in any of my pens. :)



Heyheyhey! An ebonite Eastman with a nr. 8 nib... or transparent lucite... here is an idea for the future, when my credit card recovers from some recent purchases :-)





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