There was also a company that made fairly good fake Bock nibs with a goat that wasn't quite as good, facing the opposite direction.
When I was 'noobie' I had the stupid impression only in house nibs were any good.
I almost threw out a Bock and a Degussa nib. I had never heard of them. Ignorance can be costly.
Heidelberg nib makers. Rupp-1922-1970.
Osmia 1922, needing money again sold it's nib factory to Degussa in 1932. Degussa continued to make the grand Osmia nibs, made the same nibs for others that Osmia had made, and continued making nibs to either @1970 or I heard they made to 1990.
Like Bock, you could get what you wanted with your company's standard and name. So it is possible to get cheaper nibs if that company wants them.
Bock started making nibs in 1938.
I have gold and steel Bock vintage nibs, including a semi-flex one.
Many complain about Bock nibs.....which are found with other company imprints on many famous pens, like Visconti and Delta. The companies decide what they are willing to pay for, and Bock will make them a nib and feed to that cost.
Bock will also make a better nib to a higher cost.
So when folks complain keep in mind, they might have the cheaper made Bock nibs.
I find the vintage ones to be as good as any of the old names.