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Pens That Take Jowo #5 Nibs

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#41 bigalpaca

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 22:00

 

Yeah, I was hoping with this thread to make a list like that one but for #5 nibs.

 

 

This is great news, seeing as I just took advantage of FPR's sale last weekend and ordered an ebonite Himalaya and a Guru. Looking forward to putting JoWo #5s in both of those, as well as the free Muft pen that will be included with the shipment. 

 

Have you tried this yet? I'd definitely be interested in getting a couple of their pens if they fit Jowo #5 nibs.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 22:26

 

Have you tried this yet? I'd definitely be interested in getting a couple of their pens if they fit Jowo #5 nibs.

 

Everything I have ever received from FPR has been fantastic.

The Himalayan continues to impress me & the Triveni Jr. is just just a great little converter pen.

 

Try either with a Creaper nib & their ebonite feed...You won't be disappointed!

The Himalayan will keep up a little better with ink demand because of its filling system.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:22

 

Everything I have ever received from FPR has been fantastic.

The Himalayan continues to impress me & the Triveni Jr. is just just a great little converter pen.

 

Try either with a Creaper nib & their ebonite feed...You won't be disappointed!

The Himalayan will keep up a little better with ink demand because of its filling system.

 

Do they fit #5 Jowo nibs though? I've been eyeing some of the Franklin Christoph nib grinds and looking for something affordable yet still good quality to put them in.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:02

 

Do they fit #5 Jowo nibs though? I've been eyeing some of the Franklin Christoph nib grinds and looking for something affordable yet still good quality to put them in.

 

My Himalayan does not have a threaded nib holder so you would have to use only the Franklin Christoph (FC) nib.

I'm thinking that the FC feed would not work either because it is probably "D" shaped (flat on the bottom)

 

The FPR feeds & sections are round on my pens.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:51

 

Do they fit #5 Jowo nibs though? I've been eyeing some of the Franklin Christoph nib grinds and looking for something affordable yet still good quality to put them in.

 

It will be a couple more weeks before I can answer that question from personal experience, as my parents are going to include the FPR pens in a box they are shipping to me and it will take a while to arrive. According to post #21 above, the JoWo #5s should fit on these pens.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:40



 

Do they fit #5 Jowo nibs though? I've been eyeing some of the Franklin Christoph nib grinds and looking for something affordable yet still good quality to put them in.

 

This should answer your question:

 

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Please forgive the rough quality - I just removed a #5 JoWo nib from its housing and inserted it into one of my currently-inked FPR pens (a Himalaya Saffron).  It seems a pretty snug fit, though I haven't had it in there for any length of time!



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:48

Extremely helpful photo, thanks so much!

I'm really looking forward to trying my Himalaya out with a JoWo #5 when it gets here. 


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 00:27

I don't know how I missed it before, but I just discovered that JoWo #5 nibs fit perfectly in the Italix Parson's Essential.

Judging by the engraving on the nib, I believe the Italix nibs are JoWo #5 anyway, but can't be certain.

 

Until my parents send my FPR pens to me, my Fpnibs JoWo #5 architect nib has found a nice home in my Parson's Essential which had just been sitting in the pen case untouched for months. The nib and feed just seem to be made for each other with amazing flow.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 13:25

 

Have you tried this yet? I'd definitely be interested in getting a couple of their pens if they fit Jowo #5 nibs.

 

I finally got my pens today! 

 

I can confirm all that's been said before about the JoWo #5 nibs fitting in the FPR Himalaya and Guru. The smaller Jinhao nibs also fit these pens. 

 

I can also confirm the previous warning about how hard it is to get the nib and feed out of the free FRP Muft pen. Thanks for that warning I was able to very carefully use some gripping material and pull both out. The nib that came on the pen was absolutely awful so I replaced it with an FPR flex nib and it's a tight but perfect fit.

 

I noticed that the FPR nibs are thicker than JoWo #5 nibs. As a result, the JoWo nibs will fit just a tad loose in the FPR pen, but the FPR nibs really require some jamming to get into pens like Jinhaos.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 14:21

 

I finally got my pens today! 

 

Pretty nice quality for 25 bucks...What do you think?

I'm thinking it's about the best deal in ebonite anywhere.

 

I really like the Triveni Jr. also (with the optional Himalayan clip)


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 14:41

 

Pretty nice quality for 25 bucks...What do you think?

I'm thinking it's about the best deal in ebonite anywhere.

 

I really like the Triveni Jr. also (with the optional Himalayan clip)

 

I wholeheartedly agree, especially considering I got these pens when there was a special sale going on!

I got the full ebonite Himalaya and am surprised at how light and comfortable it is.

 

The Guru is also a classy design that reminds me of vintage German piston fillers. The option to upgrade the feed to a wetter one for flex writing is another amazing deal.

My Guru is now sporting a vintage German flex nib and is the performing fabulously with no railroading at fast full flex. :happycloud9: 


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 21:25

 

I finally got my pens today! 

 

I can confirm all that's been said before about the JoWo #5 nibs fitting in the FPR Himalaya and Guru. The smaller Jinhao nibs also fit these pens. 

 

I can also confirm the previous warning about how hard it is to get the nib and feed out of the free FRP Muft pen. Thanks for that warning I was able to very carefully use some gripping material and pull both out. The nib that came on the pen was absolutely awful so I replaced it with an FPR flex nib and it's a tight but perfect fit.

 

I noticed that the FPR nibs are thicker than JoWo #5 nibs. As a result, the JoWo nibs will fit just a tad loose in the FPR pen, but the FPR nibs really require some jamming to get into pens like Jinhaos.

 

Good to know, thanks!!



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 14:10

Just recently I made my own experience with Jinhao pens and Bock nibs

(JoWos are somehow not available for end users in Germany!).

I got #5 replacement nibs from Gullor that are suppposed to fit in Jinhao 250/301/500/5099/8802/9009/5000 pens.

The #6 nibs were promised to fit in Jinhao 159/450/750.

So these Models should be interchangeable.

The Gullor nibs fitted well (respectively), but they are just as thin and hard nails as the Jinhaos.

 

I have four Jinhao 250; with two of them the nib section was loose and slid out when I inserted a cartridge.

What seemed to be a bug turned out to be a feature:

Instead of the Jinhao nib section I could insert a Bock 160 076 triple and it fit better in than the Jinhao one!

The cap of the 250 has enough room for the rather broad 160 076 Bock nib.

Encouraged by this I took a gun cleaning stick and pushed out the other 250 Jinhao nib sections as well.

They were glued with only little glue and cam out easily.

The gun cleaning stick has the advantage that its end is hollow so I did not damage the Jinhao feed at all.

Maybe all Jinhao 250 are like that or just my 4. (I tried the same with my x750 and it would not go).

 

Just be careful: The Jinhao cartridge feed is slightly broader than the standard Pelikan (Bock) feed.

Standard cartridges will fit into both, but anything that has been in a Jinhao feed

will be too wide to securely sit in a standard feed again. This is important for converters.

 

I also have a Jinhao 8802 where I could not push out the feed section (I didn't dare to push too hard),

but there I could fit a 180 Bock nib into the Jinhao feed. It was a bit tricky,

(maybe the Bock nib is a tickle thicker) but in the end it worked.

The 180 Bock nib is slimmer than the 160 which is too broad for the thin cap of the 8802.

A Bock 60 nib should fit as well; they are all #5.

 

I am waiting for a shipment of Jinhao 500, and eager to try my luck.

 

Edit:

I had to edit the number of the Bock triple I put into the Jinhao 250: it was a Bock 076.


Edited by Brandywine, 17 November 2017 - 23:18.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 14:26

Thanks for the very detailed and helpful information, Brandywine!

It's great to know which Bock nibs will fit in which pens.

 

I think the 250 is an older model than the other popular ones, so that may explain the inferior gluing of the nib/feed assembly. Although the sections on my X750s gradually started leaking over time, I'm still not able to pop out the assembly as you did with the 250s. You're going to love the Jinhao 500.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 23:37

O yes, TruthPil, I do love the 500!

IMO the best Jinhaos I have. They look a bit like Pelikan 200, but they are made of metal

and the colours are just gorgeous.

 

They waited for me when I came home and I immediately mounted a Bock 180 stub nib into one of them

and filled it with Waterman Mysterious Blue. Just wonderful!

I tried in vain to push out the nib section again (that seems to be a unique feature of the 250ies).

But the slim 180 nib fits well; the slightly broader 076 would be to broad for the pen to be capped.



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:27

I'm glad to say I've discovered a few more pens that take JoWo #5 nibs:

 

- Lecai Acrylic Demonstrator (the best Eyedropper pen ever)

 

- Delike New Moon and New Moon 2 (an homage to the Sailor Pro Gear Slim?)

 

- Delike Alpha (an homage to the Kaweco Brass Sport)

 

Now I've got more pens that take #5 nibs than those that take #6 nibs. It looks like I need to order more custom #5 nibs!! :D 


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 22:21

Knox #5 and JoWo #5 are identical enough that it would be VERY unlikely that a pen would take one and not the other. They may not have perfectly identical shoulders, but aren't slightly different like noodlers #5 nibs (which do tend to fit in any #5 jinhao, just a little more snugly due to the shoulder design)

 

Same goes for #6. a #6 custom 18k JoWo in my TWSBI Vac700 fits all the #6 pens I've tried it on, same as all the #6 nemosine, goulet, and knox nibs.

 

Check out my review of the #5 knox OBB. it's a spectacular freaking nib.

 

I also love the Knox OBB - and would really love the same in a fine - any candidates?



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 16:59

Jinhaos that use a #5: 163,  599, 188 250, 500, 601 950, 992 301, 5099, 8802, 9009 5000


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:30

Jinhaos that use a #5: 163,  599, 188 250, 500, 601 950, 992 301, 5099, 8802, 9009 5000

 

Thanks for the concise list!

 

You can add Jinhao 165 and 991 on there too. :)


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