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Kanwrite Nibs For Jinhao 159

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#1 Tarundurga

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 15:37

Hello... I am considering swapping the nib of my Jinhao 159 with a Kanwrite one... either flex or broad. I know the Jinhao requires a size 6 nib, but I'm not sure if Kanwrite has the same numbering. What are your thoughts and advice?

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#2 Debarun

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 14:43

I am using their number 35 fine in my Kanwrite Desire.... Size six may be equivalent to their number 45... Its better to clarify directly from them



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:26

I haven't tried myself as I don't have a Jinhao159 but I do have no 6 (35 mm) Kanwrite nibs. So Kanwrite do have no 6 nibs in a variety of tip sizes. I also know someone who has swapped Jinhao159 nib with Kanwrite nib. So it is possible.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:38

I've swapped a Kanwrite 35mm flex nib into a Jinhao 159. And I've tried unsuccessfully in two other 159s. It's not a natural fit, owing to the wider curvature of the base of the kanwrite nib. If you observe carefully, the diameter of the Jinhao feed is significantly smaller than the 6.3mm diameter of the Indian ebonite feeds that Kanwrite nibs are meant to fit.
Basically you have to carefully squeeze the base of the kanwrite nib with pliers or some other tool and increase the curvature till it fits the Jinhao feed. If you're as successful as I was, you'll jam the nib in (with a good fit) but never manage to pull it out again.
In both my unsuccessful attempts, the nib got jammed in partially and while pulling it out, the plastic nib housing got pulled out of the section. A bit of epoxy and using the original jinhao nib cured that issue, but I haven't had a go at this experiment since then.
Hope you're more successful than I was.

#5 Tarundurga

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:45

Thank you all for your inputs. I decided to stay with the 159's nib. Filled it up with brown ink and it performs very well with sketches.



#6 prashant.tikekar

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:58

If you wish to use Kanwrite nibs, get a Kanwrite Desire with no. 6 nib. It is value for money pen available in many solid and translucent colours including clear.

#7 Bobje

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 14:30

On a similar topic, has anyone been able to purchase the Kanwrite music nib, either as a nib/feed alone, or on a Kanwrite pen such as the Desire?


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:51

Hello... I am considering swapping the nib of my Jinhao 159 with a Kanwrite one... either flex or broad. I know the Jinhao requires a size 6 nib, but I'm not sure if Kanwrite has the same numbering. What are your thoughts and advice?

u can use 35 mm ambitious flex nibs


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:52

On a similar topic, has anyone been able to purchase the Kanwrite music nib, either as a nib/feed alone, or on a Kanwrite pen such as the Desire?

 

well, not as of now... 

they will be out soon in Indian Market I hope...


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 14:48

I've swapped a Kanwrite 35mm flex nib into a Jinhao 159. And I've tried unsuccessfully in two other 159s. It's not a natural fit, owing to the wider curvature of the base of the kanwrite nib. If you observe carefully, the diameter of the Jinhao feed is significantly smaller than the 6.3mm diameter of the Indian ebonite feeds that Kanwrite nibs are meant to fit.
Basically you have to carefully squeeze the base of the kanwrite nib with pliers or some other tool and increase the curvature till it fits the Jinhao feed. If you're as successful as I was, you'll jam the nib in (with a good fit) but never manage to pull it out again.
In both my unsuccessful attempts, the nib got jammed in partially and while pulling it out, the plastic nib housing got pulled out of the section. A bit of epoxy and using the original jinhao nib cured that issue, but I haven't had a go at this experiment since then.
Hope you're more successful than I was.

I think the nibs on the NOS Wing Sung 590 and Wing Sung 2002 are of this wider curvature type. I had some spare #6 Bock nibs with which I tried to swap their nibs, but the Bock shape had too abrupt a curve. The Bock easily swap with the Jinhao their shape being almost identical. This could mean that these WingSungs are better candidates for the Kanwrite 35mm flex. I will be receiving some of these from Ranga Pens, and Ill report on whether such a swap is possible.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:31

I've swapped a Kanwrite 35mm flex nib into a Jinhao 159. And I've tried unsuccessfully in two other 159s. It's not a natural fit, owing to the wider curvature of the base of the kanwrite nib. If you observe carefully, the diameter of the Jinhao feed is significantly smaller than the 6.3mm diameter of the Indian ebonite feeds that Kanwrite nibs are meant to fit.
Basically you have to carefully squeeze the base of the kanwrite nib with pliers or some other tool and increase the curvature till it fits the Jinhao feed. If you're as successful as I was, you'll jam the nib in (with a good fit) but never manage to pull it out again.
In both my unsuccessful attempts, the nib got jammed in partially and while pulling it out, the plastic nib housing got pulled out of the section. A bit of epoxy and using the original jinhao nib cured that issue, but I haven't had a go at this experiment since then.
Hope you're more successful than I was.

Hello NPatil, I see in a YouTube video, Brian Goulet gives a similar explanation to yours about the difficulty of using an Ahab flex with a Jinhao 159, ie the curvature of the nib doesnt really allow it to work satisfactorily. On the other hand Chris Rap has a video showing a successful Franken-Jinhao-159-Ahab flex. Perhaps the nib had been cut down as well as bent to fit the Jinhao curve? I wonder whether the Ambitious flex is better suited, as Mehandiratta has a blog photo showing a 159 with this particular nib?
Does anyone know whether the Ambitious flex has a curvature closer to that of the Jinhao?





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