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Nib Swap For Faber Castell Basic


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#1 Arijit

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:36

I want to swap the nib of my FC Basic with a JoWo or Schmidt EF nib. Which nib size would work?

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#2 jekostas

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:27

They're #5 nibs. The Schmidt will likely fit better as it's made by Bock, same as the Basic's stock nib.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 19:47

What do you expect to change for the better?


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:52

What do you expect to change for the better?

The nib on the FC is an M. It is too thick for me

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:53

They're #5 nibs. The Schmidt will likely fit better as it's made by Bock, same as the Basic's stock nib.

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#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:51

There are folks that can grind it thinner.

Pelikan 4001 ink will make it thinner...up to a full width, and again the same as will a good slick paper, like Rhoda or Clairefontaine Triumph.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 11 March 2018 - 09:54.

Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.

 

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

Pens/inks/paper on hold for a year....new addiction pocket watch chains. :happyberet:




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