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#21 Tootles

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 05:11

Here's a question.

 

If these lovely pens can accommodate a Zebra G nib, can they also play host to other dip nibs of similar size?

 

Presto, I guess you probably have tested this idea. Perhaps you have some insight for us?

 

For those who are lucky enough to lay paws on a Desiderata, it may be fun trying some other nibs.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 05:58

Something I'm curious about myself. Not sure what I'd put on it, since I'm not familiar with dip pen nibs in general, but it might be interesting to play around with.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:22

Here's a question.

 

If these lovely pens can accommodate a Zebra G nib, can they also play host to other dip nibs of similar size?

 

Presto, I guess you probably have tested this idea. Perhaps you have some insight for us?

 

For those who are lucky enough to lay paws on a Desiderata, it may be fun trying some other nibs.

1. They weren't designed to.

2. I have tested other nibs, and can only vouch for those listed on the site. 

 

Something I'm curious about myself. Not sure what I'd put on it, since I'm not familiar with dip pen nibs in general, but it might be interesting to play around with.

 

Let me know what you come up with NinthSphere!



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:48

Hmm, just looking at my tiny selection of dip pens I notice that the Hunt 101, 22 and 56 look very similar in size to the Zebra. Although I cannot see the pen it does look like these nibs may at least fit. So, continuing this line of inquiry, is the feed nib interface so exact that it only works with the Zebra?

 

I confess I do not understand any of the physics involved in this but I would have thought that a fountain pen that could fit several types of nib would be quite desirable. Just wondering now if the difference between the Nemosine nib and the Zebra is the same as between, say, a Hunt 101 and the Zebra -  in terms of physical size that is.

 

 

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One other consideration. How critical is ink selection going to be here, given that this is a dip nib?


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 14:33

One other consideration. How critical is ink selection going to be here, given that this is a dip nib?

I'm curious about this as well.

Most of my dip nibs work alright with (some) fountain pen inks, but I do have a few thicker dip-pen-specific inks as well. Would the feed in this be able to accomodate these inks, or is it safe to say this is for fountain-pen inks only?

I have a bunch of dip nibs lying around at home, so I hope to be able to try them out in this pen. If I'm lucky, some of them will work! :)

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 15:12

Hmm, just looking at my tiny selection of dip pens I notice that the Hunt 101, 22 and 56 look very similar in size to the Zebra. Although I cannot see the pen it does look like these nibs may at least fit. So, continuing this line of inquiry, is the feed nib interface so exact that it only works with the Zebra?

 

I confess I do not understand any of the physics involved in this but I would have thought that a fountain pen that could fit several types of nib would be quite desirable. Just wondering now if the difference between the Nemosine nib and the Zebra is the same as between, say, a Hunt 101 and the Zebra -  in terms of physical size that is.

 

 

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One other consideration. How critical is ink selection going to be here, given that this is a dip nib?

These are good questions. 

 

Oh, my pen can accommodate several types of nibs–the ones I've tested it with.  Those are the only ones I can guarantee. 

 

For the record, there's already a pen on the market that was designed so you could tinker with multiple dip nibs, and it even has a stainless steel flex nib as one of them.  

 

The geometric differences between the nibs around which I designed my pen, and the nibs you mentioned are enough to turn an otherwise pleasant, reliable pen into a nightmare. Trust me, I put in the hours.

 

I would have loved to create the One Pen to Rule Them All, but that was simply a physical impossibility. Just like different pastas are made for different sauces, no one pen can hold every type of nib–well. 

 

You can use regular fountain pen ink without issue. I have tried india inks, and though they worked great for a few minutes, they clogged the feed just like I expected them to. 

 

p.s. I just added these to my FAQ.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 17:58

Fair enough.

 

Hopefully we will get plenty of reviews from those lucky enough to get one of these beauties. And with any luck there will one or two experimenters out there*

 

 

 

*I can't help it, I was born with a cat's curiosity.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 18:30

These are so gorgeous; I just have no experience with that nib, though.  It's amazing that the pens you have on clearance are just as lovely as the regularly priced ones!


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:51

Just placed an order for one of the green birch.  :)

 

I'm surprised you don't take paypal.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:22

Just placed an order for one of the green birch.  :)

 

I'm surprised you don't take paypal.

Thank you very much Mr. Newton!

I'd love to take PayPal, but it's "not supported at this time".



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:51

Why not?


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:15

Why not?

You need to ask Squarespace about that one.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:20

Gotcha.  I looked on your site and didn't see anything.  I know I'm partially blind, and partially, uh, not bright.  :)  I blame that on my 7th graders.  :P

Thanks!


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:59

Oh my giddy Aunt!

 

Look at that cocobolo. I think I am in love (the unrequited kind of course).



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:06

I got as noet saying shipped. Excited to play with this.

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:47

Please post a thorough review after you've finished playing with it. Vicarious experience is all I can have right now. meditate.gif



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 01:09

My thoughts.  :)

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 04:24

Nice test run.

 

I got mine today, but I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow or so to play around with it. Beautiful pens.

 

I was going to ask what the Primrose was, but I caught it on the site. Double eyedropper is pretty cool.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:02

Did you know that drool is not the easiest of substances to get out of a keyboard?

 

Just sayin' :P







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