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The Very Best Nib In An Inexpensive Fountain Pen Body

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#21 Frank66

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 14:58

The best nibs in a relatively inexpensive pen that I have used is a 250 Bock #6 nib unit (both steel and semi-flex Titanium) fitted in a Kaigelu 316 pen.  For the interested viewer, here are relevant FPN links:

 

- http://www.fountainp...-ink-converter/

- http://www.fountainp...6-beaufort-ink/


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- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

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#22 JakobS

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 16:12

Under $20: Pilot Metropolitan (MR) or even the Pilot Varsity can have pretty smooth nib to it.

 

Around $20: Asa Maya, smooth and wet nib especially if eyedropper filled.

 

Around $30: 1)Twsbi Eco, holds a ton of ink, solid JOWO nibs.

                     2) Esterbrook Js/Dollar/Deluxe, user grade need to be re-saced, but workhorses, and nibs generally are in great writing condition, and quite obvious if not. Many NOS nibs to be had as well for $10-15, easily exchangeable. 

 

Around $45-$50; 1)Sheaffer Imperial III Deluxe (From Peyton Street Pens), its triumph nib is incredibly smooth with a medium wetness 

                    2)Esterbrook J/Dollar/Deluxe restored with sac, NOS 2xxx-9xxx nib.


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#23 terim

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 16:10

 

As long as the pen writes reliably when you insert the nib having a matched feed will make little, if any, difference.

 

Please note that when you order a pen from us without a nib, you don't get a feed and JoWo housing with it, you'll need to supply the full 3-part nib unit. Unfortunately, we cannot buy just the feeds and the housings.


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