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Nos 8440 Nib - Should I Use It?


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#21 FarmBoy

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:48

Having read all the previous posts, I'm stepping back from mine.

Right of ownership trumps all other considerations.  And the experience of writing with such a rare nib is one that's enjoyed by few these days.

I'm a "medium" nib fan myself, and chose to write with the first 6668 nib I acquired.  It turned out to be a great experience, as that point writes and flows like a sweet dream; so who am I to advise another to do something different?

You can always clean it up afterwards, and it'll still be a rare nib, eh?

Or accept Gweimer1's offer, and have the best of both worlds.

 

PS.  BTW, nice catch at a good price, sez me. 

You got the box?


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 17:43

You got the box?

 

For the 6668?  Never seen one with or in a box.  Only barenekked or on a prototype pen.  You got a box for one? I sure would like to see what that looks like ... if you have one.


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#23 FarmBoy

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 21:25

 

For the 6668?  Never seen one with or in a box.  Only barenekked or on a prototype pen.  You got a box for one? I sure would like to see what that looks like ... if you have one.

I was counting on you to have the box.  I fortunately have both the 6668 and 8999 nibs but no box...


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:18

I was counting on you to have the box.  I fortunately have both the 6668 and 8999 nibs but no box...

 

Incredible! The elusive 8999! Color me bright green envious!  I did manage to snag an 8996, tho; still looking for the

'99.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 17:26

What's an 8999?  

Admittedly, I'm only really interested in an 8440 in case my husband doesn't like any of the EF nibs I have, and thinks they're still "too wide".  Mostly I'm trying to get a complete set of 9xxx nibs to see which ones I like and don't like.  At this point, I'm missing a 9314M, a 9312, and the (possibly mythical, and possibly just a typo) 9650.  And of course the 8440.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 19:04

What's an 8999?  

I got mine on eBay.  Only one I have seen.fpn_1534705427__8999_nib.jpg


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 20:41

Is that one of those Triumph look-alikes?


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 22:22

I got mine on eBay.  Only one I have seen.

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 23:49

It's easy for any one of us to say "I would use it", but when push comes to shove, would we really? (I do think I would, but you never know....)The OP has three of this very uncommon nib. Two currently in a state where they cannot be used at present. One solution has been presented and is very good - mount the orphan onto a new feed and hang onto the NOS one. To possibly be used at a later date.


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 16:55

Like others have said, it is the owner's choice. That said and I understand the nib is rare. In this case, does rare mean better? 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 17:14

For the record, I still have not used it. Since I got it, I have acquired two others that are used and quite nice. I write with those instead. The unused one remains unused.








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