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#1 suchan271

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 23:12

Just showing off my new VAC700 1.1mm with Apache Sunset.

 

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I can't believe how nice this pen is for the cost :)


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 23:46

Definitely, it looks great


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 01:26

Nice... Not a fan of Apache Sunset, myself, but I can't argue with the results! I am a fan of the Vac 700 with the stub, though. Mine is inked with Sailor Jentle Oku-Yama at the moment.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 02:03

Nice pen and ink, and great lyrics too. 



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 01:02

Cool, I love my Vac 700 as well!



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:37

I like my Vac 700. It doesn't get much pocket time, though. 


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 03:57

It's a great pen!

 

After several years of ownership, this week I discovered that I can trade the default TWSBI nib for the Goulet nibs. It opened up a lot of possibility with this pen.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 04:26

It's a great pen!

 

After several years of ownership, this week I discovered that I can trade the default TWSBI nib for the Goulet nibs. It opened up a lot of possibility with this pen.

 

Let me know how you go with that - I thought I read somewhere that slight differences in the curvature of the Vac 700 nib made this a little more difficult than you'd expect - though that may have been a problem with the Micarta...?



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:21

I love my Vac 700. It definitely is an amazing pen for the money.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 10:53

At the recent Triangle Pen Show I purchased my second vacuum-fill Sheaffer and I'm now a big fan of the huge ink reservoir. I'm thinking the Vac 700 will be my next pen purchase. I won't mind the twist, and would like to have the "safety" feature.  And for what a reasonable price, too.



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#11 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 21:52

 

Let me know how you go with that - I thought I read somewhere that slight differences in the curvature of the Vac 700 nib made this a little more difficult than you'd expect - though that may have been a problem with the Micarta...?

 

I've only been using the 1.1mm stub nib, but without any problems. I hope I haven't broken something. Maybe I should have researched this before I tried it...


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 22:11

 
I've only been using the 1.1mm stub nib, but without any problems. I hope I haven't broken something. Maybe I should have researched this before I tried it...


No, if it's working ok you're probably fine. The question (for me) was whether TWSBI's nibs were the standard #6 shape or not - and therefore whether the Goulet nibs would be a nice snug fit within the nib assembly. I thought I read that some people had problems with this - but it may have been with the older (Bock nib) assemblies, or even with the Micarta...

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:03

The current TWISBI nibs should be made by Jowo, as the Goulet nibs are, so it would stand to reason that they would be perfectly compatible.



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:50

The current TWISBI nibs should be made by Jowo, as the Goulet nibs are, so it would stand to reason that they would be perfectly compatible.


Except that for larger companies, it's possible to order customised nibs - like the TWSBI Mini nib, just as an example.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 08:18

But the Vac 700 are standard size 6 nibs.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 01:25

I also had a Vac with a JoWo 1.1 and switched it out for a Goulet. Works just fine. 


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:23

What is the benefit of a Goulet nib?



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:55

What is the benefit of a Goulet nib?

 

It costs $15 to swap in a Goulet nib, as compared with $23.99 for a Vac 700 nib unit - and essentially the same quality of nib from the same manufacturer.  If the nib you brought was too narrow, too broad or whatever - or if you simply like a bit of variety - it's a cheaper way of changing things up.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 16:26

What is the benefit of a Goulet nib?

 

I wanted to switch nib sizes. Since I already have the Goulet nibs for use on some other pens, it seemed like a cheap way to do it.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 17:27

That is good to know.  Maybe I will get a fine to go along with my 1.1mm stub. 







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