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Best #6 Nib Under $30.

nib #6 batman medium $30

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#1 kludgyken

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 17:54

Hi Guys,

 

 

 

I'm currently looking for a #6 nib that will go in my Nemosine Fission. 

At the moment, I'm confused between Goulet nib, Franklin Christoph and Edison nib.

I would really love the nib to be buttery smooth although a hint of feedback is not a problem.

And also inform me how the Goulet and Franklin - Christoph ships their nibs. The nibs should be safe right ? :)

 

 

 

Ken

 

 



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#2 Mister5

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 18:55

I know the Franklin Christoph nibs have the feed and nib as one unit, and you'll have to disassemble the nib from the feed. Don't know if the #6 from the FC will work in the Fission, and I've never taken a nib unit apart, but there are videos and other explanations out there explaining how to do it. I think the Edison is the same (though I don't have an Edison nib unit). FC ships the nib unit in a plastic vial. FC has excellent customer service so I don't think you have anything to worry about if you order from them. Goulet ships their nibs wrapped in a small plastic bag and that bag is put into their sample vials they use for ink that was a couple years ago so they may have changed. Goulet's packaging is legendary (if not over the top) so I also don't think you need to worry if you got either a Edison or Goulet nib from them.

 

I think they all use Jowo nibs so they should have similar characteristics, unless you start getting into the specialty FC nibs.

 

I was going to recommend the Nemosine 0.6 nib until I read your post!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 21:16

Edison or Levenger.



#4 kludgyken

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:54

I know the Franklin Christoph nibs have the feed and nib as one unit, and you'll have to disassemble the nib from the feed. Don't know if the #6 from the FC will work in the Fission, and I've never taken a nib unit apart, but there are videos and other explanations out there explaining how to do it. I think the Edison is the same (though I don't have an Edison nib unit). FC ships the nib unit in a plastic vial. FC has excellent customer service so I don't think you have anything to worry about if you order from them. Goulet ships their nibs wrapped in a small plastic bag and that bag is put into their sample vials they use for ink that was a couple years ago so they may have changed. Goulet's packaging is legendary (if not over the top) so I also don't think you need to worry if you got either a Edison or Goulet nib from them.

 

I think they all use Jowo nibs so they should have similar characteristics, unless you start getting into the specialty FC nibs.

 

I was going to recommend the Nemosine 0.6 nib until I read your post!

Thanks for the reply

 

It's quite reassuring that FC and Goulet ships nibs in such a good way.

Now that I know the nib will be safe, so lets talk about the writing experience. How does the nemosine nib compare with Goulet, Edison and FC nibs

 

Thanks again

 

-Ken



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 16:53

If you're comparing the same nib width amongst different brands you're not going to see a big difference in writing experience.  One nib may be smoother than another, but that's also dependent on the ink and paper you use, how much pressure you use to write, the width of the tipping, etc.  All of these nibs are made by one of two companies, either Bock or Jowo.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 17:08

 

At the moment, I'm confused between Goulet nib, Franklin Christoph and Edison nib.

 

 

These are all made by Jowo.  So except for the logo on the nib, they're the same.


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#7 Mister5

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 19:00

Now that I know the nib will be safe, so lets talk about the writing experience. How does the nemosine nib compare with Goulet, Edison and FC nibs

I haven't used an Edison. I've used the Goulet 1.1 stub and Extra Fine. Both we're smooth but I found the Extra Fine ran a bit too broad for my taste. The Franklin Christoph Fine I have used rarely but it is rather smooth. I have a Needlepoint and a Medium Stub from Franklin Christoph which are great but you can rarely buy on their own, again both smooth.

I have a 0.6 stub from Nemosine and it's great but gives more feedback than the FC Medium Stub but keep in mind that both the Needlepoint and the Medium Stub are done by a renouned nibmeister (Mike Masuyama) for them, and if you can get one of them you'll pay a premium.

I've gotten my wife a Nemosine (I think it might have been a Fine) but it came with a misaligned tines, but I was able to fix them. I wish I could tell you how it writes but she's not a FP user so it's been lying fallow.

Edited by Mister5, 14 October 2017 - 19:37.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 18:47

 

These are all made by Jowo.  So except for the logo on the nib, they're the same.

 

+1

 

You can get JoWo or Bock #6 nibs for under $30. Both are quite close but I prefer Bock as I find them to be a touch smoother out of the box. You can't got wrong with either.

 

Bock 250 nibs can be bought from Karas Kustoms.

You could also look into Knox nibs available here. I haven't used a Knox nib but just fyi in case you weren't aware of those.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 18:48

Edison or Levenger.

Edison = JoWo

Levenger = Bock



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 19:04

 

These are all made by Jowo.  So except for the logo on the nib, they're the same.

 

 

That is not true in my experience. Goulet nibs ($15) are Jowo nibs as they leave the factory, whereas Edison ($25), and I think also F-C, are the same nibs but should be tuned by them. I have bought three Goulet EF nibs, and only one of them was "good" (i.e. actually thin like an extra fine should, imho, be), and unfortunately it was the two-tone one which works only in some pens. After those three I gave up and bought the slightly more expensive Edison nib, and it is much better, a very fine line and yet not dry and reasonably smooth for such a fine point.

 

To respond to the OP question, I'd go with the Edison based on my experience.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 00:46

I haven't really liked the Goulet nibs I've used. They are smoother than many of my other stubs, but didn't give me the same line variation.

 

Franklin Christoph cursive italic is my favorite under $30, with Knox stubs in 2nd for like $8 but they are quite similar to the Nemosine stubs. The FC cursive italic has more feedback, but that's why I like them.

 

If you're looking at stubs, here's my old comparison of a few I had inked.

 

 

I think the only real way to know your preference is to get one of each and see ;) 



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 00:52

The Spanish company, FPNibs.com, flog #6 JoWo nibs for $10.55 each. They charge about $7 postage, but that covers a lot of nibs, which are of course very light.

 

I love them. Like nearly all nibs, they work best if you tweak them for your preferred flow, and perhaps smoothness.

 

I highly recommend this company, as do others on this board. Their custom nibs are good too.

 

Though I'm looking forward to trying Bock nibs at some point, several of my JoWo #6 nibs, mounted in Jinhao 750s or 159s for the most part, are the best writers I have ever owned in over forty years of using fountain pens.





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