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Which Pens Have A Big #8 Nib?

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#21 AAAndrew

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 19:39

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 19:46

Oldwin makes one that I just say in Paris.

 

The pen is HUGE:

http://morastylos.co...ree-marron.html



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:21

Oldwin makes one that I just say in Paris.

 

The pen is HUGE:

http://morastylos.co...ree-marron.html

 

Wow. There's a company that doesn't believe in an entry-level line. I think the cheapest pen on their site was 500 euro. I'm sure they're nice pens, and a fun shop to look through, but wow. 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 13:42

 

Wow. There's a company that doesn't believe in an entry-level line. I think the cheapest pen on their site was 500 euro. I'm sure they're nice pens, and a fun shop to look through, but wow. 

Well if you live outside of Europe you get the VAT back...which is 15%-20% if I recall correctly and they do offer free shipping but yes they are expensive.  I will buy one after I buy a Romillo.

 

The shapes and the materials are what really impressed me.  One of the old ebonites was made from a bocce ball from the 1930s and many of the celluloids are the same vintage celluloids that old OMAS pens were made out of.  Each Oldwin is unique and the production is very limited, they have a hard time finding the materials they wish to use.

 

All of the standard size pens (still very large) have number 7 Bock nibs that are all finished and tuned by Oldwin in France.  I tried a medium and it wrote like a true medium not some fat overly juicy line that I accustomed to with most European pens.  They also put the threading at the end of the section near the nib sleeve so you never touch the threading while writing.  

 

I am getting much more picky about the pens that I am willing to add to my collection and I think an Oldwin is definitely worthy.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 20:04

Don't forget Sailor King of Pens
Conid Bulkfiller Oversize
Delta Roma Imperiale OS.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:54

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The nib you can see in my avatar belongs to this large cigare shaped Goldfink from the fifties, I suppose still a Wunderfüller. It the biggest I have ever been confronted to. 

 

 

 

 

plus a pen from the thirties : Böhler Glorex 28

 

 



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:04

And now the Romanian Flaro Titan, Nicolae Ceaucescu's Masterpiece : 

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:51

Jinhao 159 has a #6 not a #8 nib.

 

Pilot#15 is smaller - in the width, the length is nearly identical to a MB149.

However, the nib of a Pilot Custom Urushi is huge - #30 Pilotsize.

 

Sailor Kingprofit (or also called 1911 KoP) has a nib very similar in dimensions to the MB149.

 

And do not forget the #50 Namiki pens.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 13:17

What is actually the definition of a #8 nib?



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 19:54

What is actually the definition of a #8 nib?

I would guess it has an 8 stamped on it.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:21

> I would guess it has an 8 stamped on it.

Really? My Jowo #6 doesn't have any 6 stamped on it.

 

#8 isn't so much bigger than #6, btw.

https://i2.wp.com/ne...1/jowo-nibs.jpg



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:12

> I would guess it has an 8 stamped on it.
Really? My Jowo #6 doesn't have any 6 stamped on it.
 
#8 isn't so much bigger than #6, btw.
https://i2.wp.com/ne...1/jowo-nibs.jpg


Difference in length is quite small in case of Jowo #6 and #8, more in the width. But difference between #6 and #8 in terms of length is very apparent and big in bock.
8 refers to the diameter required of the section hole to accommodate the nib.

Commonly available #8 nibs are as follows:
Jowo (covers all their derivative pens)
Bock (covers all their derivative pens)
Pelikan m1000
MB 149
Pilot Custom Urushi
Sailor King of Pen
Montegrappa (I believe they are bock?)
Delta Roma Imperiale Oversize
Goldfink

GvFC Pen of the year is not #8. It's #6. GvFC does not use #8 nib on any of it's pens.
Classic pen Uses the KOP nibs so covered under Sailor King of pen.
Pilot #15 is #6 nor #8 and much smaller than MB 149 nib.

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 15:54

For what it is worth there is no standard on nib sizes.  Compare a #8 from a Parker, Waterman, Eclipse, and a Diamond Medal and you will see.  Of course I speak of vintage nibs here.  Bigger still are Waterman 10s and Parker 12s.  Biggest nib I've owned was on a dip pen, seem to recall it was ~2+ inches long and around 3/4" wide.  If Nishimura is reading...he may have a picture.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 20:12

Oh! You want Mammoth?

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:24

How about waterman patrician? its large but relatively short.
Waterman one hundred year os with #18 NiB?
Marukin large size, longer than patrician
DaNiTRio genkai
Montegrappa earlier limited edition (la traviata, civilization, enigma, etc. I believe they are jowo nibs)
I have another vintage japanese parley nib which is very wide but relatively short.





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