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#1 BookCat

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 19:31

I recently ordered a Ranga Ebonite dip pen primarily for testing inks, but also for calligraphy. However, for the latter purpose I'd need to find #5 size dip nibs preferably of the pointed flexy type.

 

Several searches for these have come up blank, so I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for dip nibs that are size 5.

 

Thanks.



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#2 Algester

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:46

not knowing the feed diameter and arc measurements would be hard for me to recommend... but if they are like wality nibs... you would need to modify the feed to a certain extent but I think you can probably fit a Speedball 101 on one



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:12

I recently ordered a Ranga Ebonite dip pen primarily for testing inks, but also for calligraphy. However, for the latter purpose I'd need to find #5 size dip nibs preferably of the pointed flexy type.

 

Several searches for these have come up blank, so I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for dip nibs that are size 5.

 

Thanks.

Hi Book Cat,

As posted in the other thread about the dip pen,  You can use the G nibs in this with no problem.  The following nibs have worked for me

G Nibs (Nikko, Zebra, Tachikawa)

Leonard Principal EF, (feed needs heat setting)

Hope this helps

-Prasad



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 19:17

Hi prasadvenkat,

 

I read your thread from last May about the modifications which were done for you. Didn't you have the feed modified to take a Zebra G? I might be misremembering (I've slept since I read the thread :unsure: ). I'll be so pleased if it does take the G nibs. I've read and watched reviews of this pen which are all positive: it just writes and writes before needing to be re-dipped. I'm very impressed with the customer service too.

 

Algester,

 

Thanks for the information. I was beginning to think this thread would sink without a trace.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:11

Hi prasadvenkat,

 

I read your thread from last May about the modifications which were done for you. Didn't you have the feed modified to take a Zebra G? I might be misremembering (I've slept since I read the thread :unsure: ). I'll be so pleased if it does take the G nibs. I've read and watched reviews of this pen which are all positive: it just writes and writes before needing to be re-dipped. I'm very impressed with the customer service too.

 

Algester,

 

Thanks for the information. I was beginning to think this thread would sink without a trace.

Hi Algester,

I was not sure about his feed sizes and so, being local I just sent him a couple of G nibs to be sure.  I later found that his standard 5mm feed (used for his dip pens and smaller pens) fits the G nib as is.  Like I said, since the stock ebonite feeds are hand cut, there is a slight variation snd this is taken care by heat setting.

 

A little tinkering will make it fit well, no worries.

Happy dipping and writing  :)

 

-Prasad



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:23

Hi Algester,

I was not sure about his feed sizes and so, being local I just sent him a couple of G nibs to be sure.  I later found that his standard 5mm feed (used for his dip pens and smaller pens) fits the G nib as is.  Like I said, since the stock ebonite feeds are hand cut, there is a slight variation snd this is taken care by heat setting.

 

A little tinkering will make it fit well, no worries.

Happy dipping and writing  :)

 

-Prasad

 

This is wonderful information, thanks. (I'm Catherine, Algester was the poster in post #2, silly me, I should have worded it better.) This pen sounds better and better.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:26

 

This is wonderful information, thanks. (I'm Catherine, Algester was the poster in post #2, silly me, I should have worded it better.) This pen sounds better and better.

Mia Culpa Catherine,

I should have read it better,  just to eager to share information with anyone using pointed nibs, I guess  :)



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:38

Not your fault at all, I worded it very awkwardly so that it looks like a signature rather than an address. My fault.

 

Thank you for sharing your experience, it's all so useful. Really looking forward to receiving the pen and I've ordered some Zebra G nibs from Amazon in anticipation.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 20:14

My Ranga ebonite dip pen won't fit into the holder with zebra g nib.
Is there a video on YouTube that shows how it's done?

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:15

My Ranga ebonite dip pen won't fit into the holder with zebra g nib.
Is there a video on YouTube that shows how it's done?

 

HI Turbone,

What size is the feed (diameter of the rounded end on the back)?

The zebra nib fits, if this is 5mm.  You can remove the feed and place the nib on top of it and see if they match.  If there is a small gap, you can heat set the feed to match the profile of the nib.

 

 If you are only going to use this with a G nib, you can also use a file to adjust the size of the hole in the holder.  Being ebonite, it's fairly easy to file off a little material.  This can be done if the feed is the 4mm feed.

 

If the feed is larger, you will need to get a No 5 feed and use a little tape on the bottom to press fit it into the holder. 

 

I don't think there is a Youtube video for this.

Happy writing

Prasad







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