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Year Of The Rooster - Question

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#1 laverst1

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 13:26

Hi All. 

 

I wonder if anyone can help me with what a quick question?  I phoned Cross but the guy I spoke to didn't know the answer.

 

I bought my wife the Cross, Year of the Rooster pen for her 40th birthday.  She loves it but feels that it writes a bit broad for her taste.  I would like to replace the nib and I wondered what nib is compatible.  I have checked through the forum and from doing so I believe that the pen is essentially a Townsend.  Is that correct?  If so then I assume any Townsend nib would fit?  I have checked prices and if that is the case then it looks like for what would be about an extra £30, I would be as well buying a whole new Townsend pen with a fine nib then swapping the nibs over with my wife.

 

Can anyone confirm my assumptions please?  I would be very grateful. 



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#2 SpecTP

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 21:15

yes. it's a Townsend. Any Townsend nib will fit it. You can purchase alternate nibs for it from Cross too https://www.cross.co...products/86094s



#3 laverst1

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 21:48

Thank you.

#4 Sasha Royale

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 21:55

Yes.  It can be done.  However, I always suggest "no cost" options, whenever possible.  Can she first try writing with lighter pressure ?  The result will be finer ink line.  It costs nothing.  Nib replacement remain an option.  


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#5 oneill

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:17

yes. it's a Townsend. Any Townsend nib will fit it. You can purchase alternate nibs for it from Cross too https://www.cross.co...products/86094s

You have got to be JOKING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure there is a Nib from another source which will replace the
one you have. Trust Me Oneill

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 14:39

I too have this pen. And for sure I will be swapping out the way-to-broad “medium” nib for one of their fine nibs. The B&M store from where the pen was purchased will order one for me. They can also be bought right from Cross.
Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Long Cigar, standard fine two tone nib/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Piccolo, soft medium stub in two tone/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Neo Standard, medium cursive italic/ Sailor Pro Gear fine/ Sailor Pro Gear medium cursive italic/ Pelikan M800 extra fine/ 1954 Monte Rosa medium left oblique/ Nakaya Naka-ai, medium left oblique, Heki-Tamenuri/Sailor Realo ll, medium left oblique/ Cross Townsend “Year Of The Rooster” medium/ Pilot Vanishing Point, fine.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 14:42

Oh....and why oh why did Cross not have that Swarovski Crystal sit higher outside of the cap? All the sparkle is buried way to deep. Pity.
Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Long Cigar, standard fine two tone nib/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Piccolo, soft medium stub in two tone/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Neo Standard, medium cursive italic/ Sailor Pro Gear fine/ Sailor Pro Gear medium cursive italic/ Pelikan M800 extra fine/ 1954 Monte Rosa medium left oblique/ Nakaya Naka-ai, medium left oblique, Heki-Tamenuri/Sailor Realo ll, medium left oblique/ Cross Townsend “Year Of The Rooster” medium/ Pilot Vanishing Point, fine.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 16:31

One more thing. Does anyone post their “Year Of The xxxxxxx” pens? I would like to but I am thinking it would damage the finish on the barrel. Opinions?
Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Long Cigar, standard fine two tone nib/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Piccolo, soft medium stub in two tone/ Nakaya Aka-tamenuri Neo Standard, medium cursive italic/ Sailor Pro Gear fine/ Sailor Pro Gear medium cursive italic/ Pelikan M800 extra fine/ 1954 Monte Rosa medium left oblique/ Nakaya Naka-ai, medium left oblique, Heki-Tamenuri/Sailor Realo ll, medium left oblique/ Cross Townsend “Year Of The Rooster” medium/ Pilot Vanishing Point, fine.

#9 SpecTP

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 21:42

it depends on the pen. not all of the 'Year of xxx' Cross pens are Townsend style. My year of the snake and year of the goat are two different styles. I think the year of the snake can post, but not sure the year of the goat can.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:48

Sauvage is usual style

#11 MrThoth

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:56

Here's a list of the "Year Of" Cross pens that I own, and their body styles:

 

Year of the Dragon 2012:  Sauvage

Year of the Snake 2013:  Apogee

Year of the Horse 2014:  Sauvage

Year of the Goat 2015:  Sauvage

Year of the Monkey 2016:  Sauvage (man oh man, I'd love to see this beautiful teal color on a Townsend...)

Year of the Rooster 2017:  Townsend

Year of the Dog 2018:  Townsend

 

My guess is that they'll stick with the Townsend body going forward, but that's just a guess.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:48

Does anyone know if they've actually discontinued the Sauvage? It's not on their website anymore~



#13 MrThoth

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:57

Does anyone know if they've actually discontinued the Sauvage? It's not on their website anymore~

 

I don't have any solid information, but that's my suspicion. I don't recall seeing any Sauvage pens on their website or in their catalogs for a long time now -- I'd say the Year of the Monkey 2016 would be the last new one I remember. And that would explain why they switched to a different body style for the Asian Zodiac pens.


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