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Does Reform Calligraph Take Noodler's Flex Nibs?

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#1 harpax

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 19:05

Hello, fellow fountain pen enthusiasts!

 

It so happened, that I found myself in possession of old REFORM Calligraph pen with B-nib. And I asked myself, why not to try to switch its nib to something more flexible? So, obviously, I looked in the direction of Noodler’s. The problem is, I can’t find out, whether any of two (#2 and #6) Noodler’s flex nibs is suitable for REFORM pen. Thus if anybody has any experience in changing nibs in these German pens, please share your knowledge with me.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:43

I don't know if this will help but here is a picture.

The measurement was made at the tail end of the nib.

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The best thing would be to have a measurement of the diameter of your feed.


Edited by Bordeaux146, 16 December 2017 - 10:47.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 18:27

The best thing would be to have a measurement of the diameter of your feed.

 

Thank you for the measurements. In my case the diameter of the feed and tail width are 5+/-0.25 mm. So it should correspond to #3-5 nib size. Guess I'll have to buy whole Noodler's pen instead of nib alone.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 23:29

The FPR #5.5 is another option.

 

https://fprevolution...ctions/5-5-nibs

 

Noodler's #2 (Creaper) = FPR #5.5  [mostly called a #5 by modern pen companies]



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:17

I'm not sure what kind of Reform pen you have,

but I have two (cheap) Reform piston-pens I bought in 1990 with an M nib.

Some years later I saw the same pen in a set with calligraphy nibs (1.1, 1.5, 2.0),

did you mean that one?

 

In one of mine I had to replace the nib with a #5 (5mm) Bock stub. Works fine!  :thumbup:

 

If you have a similar pen, any #5 nib should do.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:10

Thanks, guys! I knew I could count on you.





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