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#21 Benpiggy

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:13

May I ask if a standard JoWo #6 nib  fits the Captain's Commission?

 

Many thanks, bc



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 14:02

I think you will enjoy the pen more than the anticipation ;)
When you open the box it's an imposing looking piece of work.
I have since got me a burgundy as well, but with a fine italic nib, and it's as smooth as the medium.
I love them both....brilliant pens.
ENJOY

Ian

Thanks for the review in the other thread! The pen looks absolutely wonderful. Do you happen to have any writing samples with the fine italic nib?



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 14:32

Thank you for the inputs on the pen. Does anyone know the weight of the Captain's Commission uncapped?



#24 Ian the Jock

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 17:37

Uncapped, it weighs 27g.

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It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

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If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 17:41

Uncapped, it weighs 27g.

Ian

Thank you Ian!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 19:30



Thanks for the review in the other thread! The pen looks absolutely wonderful. Do you happen to have any writing samples with the fine italic nib?

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It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

My top tip:-

If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 23:23

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Thank you very much for the handriwting sample!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 00:17

Just ordered the Captain's Commission yesterday, after watching several YouTube reviews. The pen looks stunning. It was a toss up as to whether to order the Parson's Essential or the Captains Commission. At some point I will be ordering the Parsons Essential as well. Looking forward to receiving this beauty...



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 16:49

Many thanks for the reviews, on the strength of the comments here I've just purchased a Parsons Essential with a fine italic nib. Having seen this I realise 'I MUST' also purchase a Italix Captain's Commission In burgundy, so many nib choices ;-)

Your pen looks fabulous, I'm actually quite excited to try both a medium & a broad italic now!

Cheers

Mark
 


#30 Honeybadgers

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 21:38

Thanks for the review. I really, really want a parson's essentials.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 21:56

May I ask if a standard JoWo #6 nib  fits the Captain's Commission?

 

Many thanks, bc

 

No, but the #5 does. If you buy the nib in its standard feed and housing, you can screw the whole thing into the the Parson's.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:02

I've seen one reviewer complain about their Parson's Essential drying up after two to four pages of writing and noted that it's a common issue with standard international c/c pens.  Anyone else have that experience with their Italix pens?


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 19:11

I've seen one reviewer complain about their Parson's Essential drying up after two to four pages of writing and noted that it's a common issue with standard international c/c pens.  Anyone else have that experience with their Italix pens?

 

I've had exactly that experience. No idea why.



#34 Ian the Jock

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 19:49

I don't have a Parsons, but I do have 2 Captains Commissions and a Churchmans Prescriptor, and I have never had any issues whatsoever with any of them, other than not being able to put them down. :)

Ian

It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

My top tip:-

If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 13:11

 

No, but the #5 does. If you buy the nib in its standard feed and housing, you can screw the whole thing into the the Parson's.

 

Thank you.  The nib looks like a big nib from the picture :)



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 18:41

 
Thank you.  The nib looks like a big nib from the picture :)

Thank you.  The nib looks like a big nib from the picture :)


Pretty sure this is a #6 Jowo on the Captain's Commission. The Parson's Essential is a #5.
I recently bought an Edison 1.5 Stub Nib from he who's name starts with a 'G'. 🤔 The whole nib unit screwed into the Parsons Essential perfectly. Turned it into a totally different writer. Of all the Mr. Pen Italix pens I have, that one is the only pen that I've made a nib change. An that was not because it didn't write well, I just wanted a stub. I love the way the pen feels in my hand, so it was the logical candidate. All of my MrPen Italix pens write incredibly well. I have 3 Parson's Essential, Churchman's Prescriptor, and Captain's Commission.
Mr Ford, the owner of MrPen tunes each nib by hand before sending it out the door.
I don't think you have to worry about replacing nibs. Plus MrPen is pretty good about fixing problems and making customers happy.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 18:49

I've seen one reviewer complain about their Parson's Essential drying up after two to four pages of writing and noted that it's a common issue with standard international c/c pens.  Anyone else have that experience with their Italix pens?


I've had exactly that experience. No idea why.


Try an Edison nib unit. I think their feed system brings a generous amount of ink to the nib. I didn't have a problem with my parson's Essential, but when I screwed the Edison Stub into it, the pen became a much wetter writer.

#38 lurcho

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 18:41

Try an Edison nib unit. I think their feed system brings a generous amount of ink to the nib. I didn't have a problem with my parson's Essential, but when I screwed the Edison Stub into it, the pen became a much wetter writer.

 

If you compare photos of the Edison #5 nib unit and the standard JoWo unit, they seem identical. The increased flow in the Edison may be due to tuning by Mr Gray.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 19:23

If you compare photos of the Edison #5 nib unit and the standard JoWo unit, they seem identical. The increased flow in the Edison may be due to tuning by Mr Gray.


I think you're right. Edison nibs do seem to be tuned up a bit. Different from the standard Jowo.
Can't say why, but the ink flow seems better too. Maybe they tweak the nib to smooth it, then mess with the feed as well.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:07

I think you're right. Edison nibs do seem to be tuned up a bit. Different from the standard Jowo.
Can't say why, but the ink flow seems better too. Maybe they tweak the nib to smooth it, then mess with the feed as well.

 

I'm pretty sure that's the case: Edison Pens and Goulet Pens (and also Anderson Pens) all source their nibs from JoWo, though only the Edisons sell them as a nib assembly.  Goulets quality check their nibs before sending, to make sure they're aligned and smooth; Brian Gray of Edison Pens I think goes somewhat further - his "Signature Line" (custom made) pens are individually customised to the buyer's taste; "Production Line" pens (and nib units) I think are still adjusted and tweaked for smoothness and flow.  

 

I have a number of JoWo nibs from fpnibs.com - a couple of the stub nibs needed a little adjusting on arrival (though to be fair they had to travel across an ocean to get to me!), but they were otherwise pretty good writers.  The two Edison nibs I snapped up when isellpens was closing down were smooth and wetter than usual.  It's only a small "sample size", but accords with the things I've come across on Edison and Goulet youtube videos.







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