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Swapping Nibs On A Delta Hp

delta nibs number 6

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#1 5Cavaliers

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 21:15

I am not sure it this is right place to post this question. So, Moderator, if you wish to move, please do.

I have a lovely Delta Horsepower given to me for Christmas by my daughter. But it has an EF steel nib. While it is a nice, wet nib, I really prefer stub/italic nibs. So I would like to see if it can be swapped out.

I have a few questions that I would appreciate input on:

1). Has anyone else had success in swapping out a Delta nib?

2). Can the nib/feed section be removed? Or are they glued in place? If removable, is there another brand of nib/feed section that would fit (i.e. Franklin-Christoph, etc.)?

3). Is the nib itself removable?

4). It appears that the Delta nib in the pen is a #6. What other #6 nib would you recommend?

5). Any other thoughts/considerations/recommendations?

I love this pen, and especially since it was given to me by my daughter. I could live with the EF nib, if there is no other alternative.

Thank you for your input!

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 00:49

Any advice?

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:23

I purchased my second Delta pen from MarteModena & didn't want to pay a large upcharge to get a preferred nib, so I just used a Goulet 1.5 steel nib.  (I called Yafa to ask if the nib was able to be pulled from the section)  My first Delta has a factory stub & although I love the nib, I am just as happy with this Goulet nib.  I just use a small piece of leather to pull the nib from the section. 


Edited by Barkingpig, 22 January 2018 - 04:23.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:43

1). Has anyone else had success in swapping out a Delta nib?

 

Yup.

2). Can the nib/feed section be removed? Or are they glued in place? If removable, is there another brand of nib/feed section that would fit (i.e. Franklin-Christoph, etc.)?

 

I've found some are glued in with some sort of sealant, and some aren't. It seems to vary between models, and if reports are to be believed, even within models. Delta used Bock, apparently in a standard Bock collar, so I'd start there.

3). Is the nib itself removable?

 

Yup. Friction fit.

4). It appears that the Delta nib in the pen is a #6. What other #6 nib would you recommend?

 

I wouldn't - it's a personal choice. But for maximum likelihood of compatibility, Bock.

5). Any other thoughts/considerations/recommendations?

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:45

I purchased my second Delta pen from MarteModena & didn't want to pay a large upcharge to get a preferred nib, so I just used a Goulet 1.5 steel nib.  (I called Yafa to ask if the nib was able to be pulled from the section)  My first Delta has a factory stub & although I love the nib, I am just as happy with this Goulet nib.  I just use a small piece of leather to pull the nib from the section.


Thanks so much! I will give that a try.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:45

1). Has anyone else had success in swapping out a Delta nib?
 
Yup.

2). Can the nib/feed section be removed? Or are they glued in place? If removable, is there another brand of nib/feed section that would fit (i.e. Franklin-Christoph, etc.)?
 
I've found some are glued in with some sort of sealant, and some aren't. It seems to vary between models, and if reports are to be believed, even within models. Delta used Bock, apparently in a standard Bock collar, so I'd start there.

3). Is the nib itself removable?
 
Yup. Friction fit.

4). It appears that the Delta nib in the pen is a #6. What other #6 nib would you recommend?
 
I wouldn't - it's a personal choice. But for maximum likelihood of compatibility, Bock.

5). Any other thoughts/considerations/recommendations?
 
Never try to juggle live eels; it seldom goes well.


Thank you so much! I will give it a try - replacing the nib, that is, not juggling eels (although I must say sometimes I feel like I am doing that with my work!).

Edited by DrPenfection, 23 January 2018 - 05:47.

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