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A Cheap & Awseome India Flexible Fountain Pen

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#1 tokikanno

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 17:29

Recently I found one of my fountain pen could be installed with a dip pen nib, so I quickly grabbed a compatible nib and try it.

 

It really works like a charm

 

 

But it's an eyedropper pen, I want a more easy fill mechanism, then I go to the internet and see if I can find a pen with the same nib & and feed but with piston fill mechanism.

At last, I found it in an India internet pen shop. 

Due to some of my friends also want to buy this pen, I was going to buy about 20 pens from him and started a price negotiation.

During price negotiation, I found an interesting flex nib in his pen shop. 

 

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The left one is the kanwrite flex pen nib (pretty similar to noodler's or FPR nib), the right one is the interesting flex nib I found in his shop. It looks pretty like a vintage nib.  

 

Because I was buying 20 pens from him, after negotiation, the shop owner agreed to replace the original nib with this pretty flex nib without extra charge.

 

After 2 weeks waiting, finally I got my pens, but how this beautiful nib performs ? Let the video tells

 

 

It writes very smooth and the nib is even softer then some semi to medium flex vintage pen !!!

And believe it or not, this pen only cost me lesser than 15 USD dollars include the shipping !!!

 

I think this pen is a very very good deal for who was starting learning copperplate writing style, it's soft enough for practicing and cheap enough to avoid afraid of  breaking it.



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#2 Forsooth

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 18:31

Wow, pretty impressive.  Also good writing skills!



#3 Highbinder

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 19:20

So what size are these flex nibs and where can we find them? :) 

 

Lovely writing skills :) 


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#4 TassoBarbasso

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 19:41

Uh! That's cool! Where did you get one??



#5 rwilsonedn

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 20:56

I can't quite make out what is stamped on the nib. Could you tell us, please?

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#6 Pterodactylus

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 22:01

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(Serwex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)

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#7 I.M.

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 22:46

Perhaps Fountain Pen Revolution? They have flex nibs that look similar anyway...



#8 hari317

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 03:32

The nib on the right is marked:

Champion
First Quality
Iridium Tipped
Japan.

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#9 tokikanno

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 09:24

22571765550_f41549a628_o.jpg

(Serwex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)

 

I don't know the nib material, but considering to it's price, I think it wouldn't be a gold nib.

It's also a Serwex pen and I didn't apply any modification to the feed.

 

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Perhaps Fountain Pen Revolution? They have flex nibs that look similar anyway...

 

No, I've also got some FPR pens, this one is far more flex than FPR's and very close to some vintage nibs.

 

Actually, it is a vintage nib. The shop owner told me he got these nibs from a closed stationary store in India, and these nibs are sold to the store in about 1965 by a Japanese people. 

 

But this pen still has some cons:

 

1. It stinks and smells like the noodler's pen

2. Feed sometimes won't keep up, but it can recover soon after a short break.

 

 

The nib on the right is marked:

Champion
First Quality
Iridium Tipped
Japan.

HTH

 

Yes, these are exactly the letters on the nib :-D



#10 I.M.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 14:36

Thanks for the clarification Tokikanno :)



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 20:08

Fascinating. Someone was importing Japanese flex nibs (rare enough in their own right, after Shiro went out of fashion, as far as I know) into India. Are there domestic Indian scripts that would benefit from a flex nib? Or perhaps these nibs were imported for people writing English round hand? Or for the Japanese business community?

This all makes the date of the nib an even more interesting question.

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#12 tokikanno

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:30

India vintage flex fountain pen vs Waterman vintage flex fountain pen, the order is

 

Waterman 52 1/2

Waterman 3

India Serwex flex fountain pen

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 04:44

Can you measure the thickness of the nib?  It would be best to measure at the side adjacent the deepest part of the slit.

Thank you,

Alan



#14 tokikanno

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 16:45

Can you measure the thickness of the nib?  It would be best to measure at the side adjacent the deepest part of the slit.

Thank you,

Alan

 

Urmm, you mean the thickness of width ?

I can't understand which part of the nib you want me to measure?



#15 Fabienne

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 17:29

I'd buy that pink one in a flash. I don't care if it does stink.



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#16 tokikanno

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:33

New info.

 

This nib could be installed into a TWSBI 580 piston fountain pen !!!!! :-D

22790555440_5a11ae4ed1_c.jpgUntitled by toki_kanno, on Flickr



#17 heavyhorses

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 19:31

I'm curious: how did you install the original dip pen nib in the eyedropper?



#18 tokikanno

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:00

Like this

22984104862_b8b30529a5_b.jpgUntitled by toki_kanno, on Flickr

 

 

I'm curious: how did you install the original dip pen nib in the eyedropper?



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:21

Could you please tell us which website you purchased the flexy nib from?

 

It would be great if I could franken some of my pens :)



#20 Angela4b

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:04

I know I'm a digger but... Just look at this! Does anyone know where those pretties are from? Online shop website, anything?







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