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How Wet Are Bock Nibs And Feeds?


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#1 lurcho

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 23:27

I really dig the JoWo #6s I stick in Jinhaos, but try as I might I can't quite get them wet enough.

 

Just wondering what you guys think about the relative wetness of Bock and JoWo - and to be honest I'm more interested in how the feed performs.

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 00:04

The difference is less the make of the nib/feed and far more the skill of the technician who installs the nib/feed.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 00:58

The difference is less the make of the nib/feed and far more the skill of the technician who installs the nib/feed.

 

No doubt you're right. Still, there must be intrinsic differences.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 22:52

Depends on which level of Bock nibs and feeds you are buying....and they sell at wholesale 5,000 per order.

They offer what the company wants.....top of the line or cheaper.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:28

Thanks, Bo Bo. I'm talking about the ones that you can buy singly and loose at retail for about £10 or $15.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:43

Again it would depend on which one of them that they make you have found. Someone has to make the wholesale buy.

Who ever is selling should be able to match which nib and feed is being sold.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:24

I really dig the JoWo #6s I stick in Jinhaos, but try as I might I can't quite get them wet enough.

 

Just wondering what you guys think about the relative wetness of Bock and JoWo - and to be honest I'm more interested in how the feed performs.

 

Thanks.

if you are going to install a generic Bock on a Jinhao, you are likely to get the same performance as the JoWo on a Jinhao.

 

Ink flow is determined by nib slit gap and also the design of the feeder.

 

In general, IME the inkflow of the stock generic no 6 units (housing+nib+feeder) from JoWo  and no 6 from Bock are roughly the same. I personally prefer the Bock slightly. The No 6 from Schmidt is quite a bit wetter in terms of inkflow, I understand they make their own feeds and housings.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 21:42

Thanks for your input.

 

Well, I got one. A Bock. And it's great. It needed tine-gapping like every nib does in my world, but no smoothing. A nice writer.

 

Unfortunately, I haven't yet managed to use the feed or housing that came with the nib, but the Jinhao stock feed usually does a great job in my experience.

 

Great service from Beaufort Ink too - the UK Bock distributor.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:47

Thanks for your input.

 

Well, I got one. A Bock. And it's great. It needed tine-gapping like every nib does in my world, but no smoothing. A nice writer.

 

Unfortunately, I haven't yet managed to use the feed or housing that came with the nib, but the Jinhao stock feed usually does a great job in my experience.

 

Great service from Beaufort Ink too - the UK Bock distributor.

 

I'm delighted you like the nib. Put the Bock housing in your spares box - you may yet find a use for it one day


Edited by Phil_Dart, 08 December 2017 - 22:47.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:16

Thank you, Phil. And thanks again for replying to my query well after office hours last night.

 

I'm hoping to knock out a particularly intractable housing from an old Jinhao 750 so that I can replace it with the whole Bock assembly.

 

I'm delighted to have found a British supplier for a nib-make that's brand-new to me.





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