Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Nibs For Noodler Ahab Pen

noodler ahab nib

10 replies to this topic

#1 sudobash

sudobash

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:37

Hi all,

 

Quick question from a beginner looking at purchasing a first fountain pen. What are some good nibs I could get for the Noodler Ahab pen. I am not intimidated by the flex nib (I am toying with some Hunt 101 nibs for dip pens right now), but I do want to try some other nibs out too for some variety and to experiment.

 

So what are some good, moderately priced (college student on a budget here) nibs I could try? Also, how can I tell which nibs are compatible with the Ahab? Just looking at the descriptions I can't seem to tell.

 

Thanks!



Sponsored Content

#2 lmarine0510

lmarine0510

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 259 posts
  • Location:Roanoke, VA, USA
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:40

Hi all,

 

Quick question from a beginner looking at purchasing a first fountain pen. What are some good nibs I could get for the Noodler Ahab pen. I am not intimidated by the flex nib (I am toying with some Hunt 101 nibs for dip pens right now), but I do want to try some other nibs out too for some variety and to experiment.

 

So what are some good, moderately priced (college student on a budget here) nibs I could try? Also, how can I tell which nibs are compatible with the Ahab? Just looking at the descriptions I can't seem to tell.

 

Thanks!

Any no. 6 nib will fit the pen. You can buy some good ones from Goulet pretty cheap.


Parker 51 Aerometric (F), Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper (PdAg F), Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman (M), red striated Sheaffer Balance Jr. (XF), Sheaffer Snorkel Statesman desk set (M), Reform 1745 (F), Jinhao x450 (M), Parker Vector (F), Pilot 78g (F), Pilot Metropolitan (M), Esterbrook LJ (9555 F), Sheaffer No-Nonsense calligraphy set (F, M, B Italic), Sheaffer School Pen (M), Sheaffer Touchdown Cadet (M), Sheaffer Fineline (341 F), Baoer 388 (F), Wearever lever-filler (M).


#3 TheRealScubaSteve

TheRealScubaSteve

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,869 posts
  • Location:Taxachusetts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:43

The Ahab just takes standard #6 nibs - if it does not say so in the description, ask the seller. If they're reputable they will know the size. Knox nibs come to mind - I believe the #6 nib is called K35, but it'll fit (double-check the name before you take my word for it). Nemosine nibs, Jinhao nibs (from the X450, X750), Noodler's nibs (non-flex, art pack nibs), and Goulet (EF-1.5mm) will also fit. Goulet nibs are exceptionally smooth. The Nemosine nibs are quite smooth (I've tried the .6mm and .8mm italics), Jinhaos run quite smooth, and Noodler's nibs need some smoothing on mylar.

 

Nemosine and Knox nibs are around $9

Jinhaos are about $4 (with the pen) or $6 for a 5-pack if memory serves correctly

Goulet nibs $15

Noodler's nibs $2


Edited by TheRealScubaSteve, 13 November 2014 - 02:44.


#4 helene20

helene20

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 181 posts

Posted 13 November 2014 - 03:49

That's a great question because I bought my 1st Ahab and I was looking at getting nibs also. Thanks for the info.



#5 Hallel

Hallel

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 322 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:58

Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.
The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.

#6 Waski_the_Squirrel

Waski_the_Squirrel

    Forum Squirrel

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,048 posts
  • Location:North Dakota
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:59

The Goulet nibs are quite nice, though slightly pricey.

 

Also, Noodler's sells nibs for quite a lot less, though the selection is limited to fine and broad.


Proud resident of the least visited state in the nation!

#7 TheRealScubaSteve

TheRealScubaSteve

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,869 posts
  • Location:Taxachusetts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 05:01

Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.

 

I've only tried a 1.1mm stub, but it ran very dry. Writes well after some adjusting, but I'd get a Goulet or Nemosine nib over Monteverde for the price. The black nib is also a slightly tighter fit, but works just the same.



#8 sudobash

sudobash

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 09:09

Thanks for the advice. I am just going to go with the Noodler Nibs right now for my first foray into fountain pens.



#9 fabri00

fabri00

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,157 posts
  • Location:Italy
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:21

Jinhao in size #6 are only medium as far as I know.
But for5/6 usd for 5 pieces are really a bargain
They are also good in quality.

#10 byggyns

byggyns

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 137 posts
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Flag:

Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:27

You can also look here at Fountain Pen Revolution.

 

FPR calls theirs #35, but as you can see they also tell you that is known as #6 elsewhere. I haven't used their nibs, but they aren't too expensive.


_______________________________________

  "Over the Mountain

   Of the Moon

Down the Valley of the Shadow

   Ride, boldly ride,"

   The shade replied,

"If you seek for Eldorado."     - E. A. Poe


#11 TeaHive

TeaHive

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,077 posts

Posted 13 November 2014 - 17:08

Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.

 

 I put a black fine Monteverde in my Ahab Crow. It's a very wet writer, and more like a medium than a fine. I wish I'd gone with the 1.1mm. :D Still, I rather like the combo.

 

I also bought a Goulet two-tone #6 to put in my Truk Lagoon, and it works wonderfully. Very balanced in terms of wet/dry writing.

 

Both of these options are smoooooth and sexy.





Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: noodler, ahab, nib



Sponsored Content




|