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Fine Or Extra Fine Replacement Nib For 2668


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#1 sireson

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 18:04

I have several old fountain pens from my mother-in-law's estate that write well. I love my Esterbrook but want a finer tip. Any suggestions?

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 18:45

There are a number of nibs you should look for, check out www.esterbrook.net. All the nibs and their numbers and characteristics are listed when you click on the "nib" button.  Most reasonably priced nibs are on the firm side, you'll pay a premium for a flexible nib, which by modern standards won't be that flexible anyway.  As well as eBay, several well known dealers also sell nibs. 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 22:56

Go to midnightpens on etsy. You might find a nib with a pen attached, for not much more than you'd pay for a nib. And Gary will usually provide the nib of your choice.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 21:15

The fine nibs are most commonly the 2556 or 9556.  There are others, such as the 9048, which cost a little more.  There are also the relief nibs - 2314F and 9314F.

 

Extra fine nibs are typically the 2550 and 9550, but I have also found a few 1554 nibs that are pretty nice.


Edited by gweimer1, 01 July 2017 - 22:52.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:17

Esterbrook.net has a list of nib numbers and the nib size:  http://www.esterbrook.net/nibs.shtml

 

Worth looking at.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 15:22

I enjoy using the 9450 for extra fine writing, I used it through three years of extensive college note taking, it's smooth and well flowing, and is generally indestructible.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:46

1555 Gregg would be considered a fine, 9450 and 9550 eff. Of the latter two I prefer the 9550. VENUS Fine

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:08

Sherri,

Read the 4 digit number off the nib.

That will tell us what nib you have, and give us a reference point.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 22:21

An M2 Turquoise and a Copper J with Pelikan fine M200 gold plated and M205 extra fine steel nibs respectively:

 

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Another option.


Edited by pajaro, 25 July 2017 - 22:24.

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