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New Home For Nemosine Singularity Nib?

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#1 majolo

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 18:55

I just got a Nemosine Singularity with the 0.8mm italic nib, and I think I'll like the nib a lot but the glaring design flaw* in the pen is going to drive me nuts sooner or later. Anyone happen to know of any compatible pen bodies for this nib?

 

* the design flaw for those who don't know the pen: the cap screws onto the section (instead of the body like basically every other screw cap) so when you unscrew the cap you have a chance that the body just unscrews from the section instead.



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#2 OCArt

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 20:40

I have *never* had the problem you describe.  But, to answer your question the pen uses a number 6 nib and it should fit a wide variety of pens.



#3 majolo

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 21:12

Hmm, well I'll see how it works in practice... I just know I saw the issue in SBRE Brown's review.

I'm just honestly the sort of person who's likely to be bothered in the back of my mind knowing that it's a possibility. Thanks for the info.



#4 DriftingSands

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 01:11

I think the issue was fixed in newer runs. But if it does happen, it fits on a Noodler's Ahab fairly well. I liked mine for a while before switching back.

#5 dylim1

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:52

It fits in a lot of pens with #6 size nibs. I had it fitted on a TWSBI Vac700, TWSBI Micarta, and Franklin-Christoph pens before... 



#6 Randal6393

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 16:29

I have 0.8 Nemosine nibs in Konrads, Ahabs, Conklin pens, and the Singularity Demonstrators.  My only problem with the Singularity is that it is a plastic body and relatively fragile. Am willing to put up with the body as the nib is spectacular. With a minimum of honing, the nib gives a cursive or crisp italic line that better than many.

 

So my favorite nib is the Goulet (JoWo) 1.1 mm nib and the Nemosine is a close second. Have went through a half-dozen Nemosine bodies but the nibs live on -- in other pens.

 

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 05:18

My Nemosine Singularity has never had the body come away from the section when I try to unscrew the cap. I wasn't aware of this issue until this thread.

 

However, I tossed the converter (into a drawer) before ever filling it, added a five cent O-ring and a touch of silicone grease to the body threads. It works like a charm as an eyedropper.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 05:55

 
* the design flaw for those who don't know the pen: the cap screws onto the section (instead of the body like basically every other screw cap) so when you unscrew the cap you have a chance that the body just unscrews from the section instead.


This problem used to drive me nuts.

The way I'm dealing with it now is to tighten the barrel onto the section a little tighter than usual. The whole thing is quite fragile so I have to do it very carefully.

Then I just tighten only lightly while capping and uncapping the pen. That way I never run into the problem.

Heck of a design flaw though. Never seen this on any other pen, for good reason.

The singularity with a 0.8 nib, for me is a very heavily used pen. It stays in my carry-everywhere bag and gets tossed around QUITE a bit. No issues whatever other than that. Very happy with the pen.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:48

The unscrewing issue was annoying so I moved the 0.8 over to my Jinhao X750.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 19:36

I bought an ebonite Konrad as an alternative body, but to be fair I've not had the Nemosine body unscrew by accident yet. I think the Konrad feed is ebonite; does anyone know if it would work all right with the Nemosine nib in the Konrad body, or would it be better to keep the nib and feed together?



#11 Randal6393

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 19:48

You should not have any problem with putting the Nemosine nib into a Konrad using the original ebonite feed. I have a few fitted out that way.

Best of luck,

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 15:41

The nib can also be put on a Nemosine Fission. Made by the same company with metal construction.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 16:00

I made the transfer to the ebonite Konrad last night, and as a bonus the ebonite feed opened up the nib a trifle so it has a bit better flow! Thanks again to all for the advice.



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 00:24

I'm basically indifferent on the Nemosine Singularity. It's a little small for me so I don't use it much.  BUT ...of all the steel nibs I've used since delving into the fountain pen hobby, the Singularity was one of if not the best out-of-the-box writing experiences.

 

Dollar for dollar, perhaps my favorite 'affordable' set up is a Nemosine nib in a Noodler's Ahab. I made a little video of my Nemosine nib installed in an Ahab: 

 



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:31

I recently tried to fix a Knox 1.9 nib into an Ahab and the Ahab feed didn't sit flush with the nib so I had to heat set the feed.

(Kind of an off topic factoid but I thought I just put it out there being that the same retailer xFountainPens sells both knox and nemosine)

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:34

 It's good to see I'm not the only one putting Nemosine nibs into better bodies... I have a Nemosine #5 1.1 stub in my Visconti Van Gogh right now..... a lovely combination in my opinion....



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:44

I use a Nemosine 0.8mm stub in my TWSBI Vac700 these days at my desk. Perfect combination for my desk needs with Diamine Ancient Copper flowing in a completely different manner than it did from stock medium nib.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 00:04

To keep the cap from unscrewing the whole works, spread a layer of silicone grease on the section-to-barrel threads, just as you would if you were using the Singularity in E/D mode.  When tightening, give it one extra little twist.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:25

I have *never* had the problem you describe.  But, to answer your question the pen uses a number 6 nib and it should fit a wide variety of pens.

+++ I've had six Nemosine pens for over two years, perhaps longer, and never had any problems. I do appreciate the other information as to where to use the Nemo's nibs.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:41

I prefer extra fine nibs, and had a Jinhao x750 in need of one.  I was considering the Goulet extra fine, but it looked too fat (I prefer Japanese extra fine), so when I came across a Nemosine EF for only $7, I took a gamble and it's now one of my favorites - the one I got is close to a Metropolitan fine and a TWSBI Eco EF.  I found it shockingly smooth for a $7 nib (I did smooth it a little more).

 

Now I'm sore tempted to get a Singularity just to see if the pen body as bad as everyone says, or as good as everyone else says... :lol:





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