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Italic Nib Units For Delike And Some Moonman Pens!

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#21 EDC

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 01:53

 

My first Edge cracked and I don't want to risk putting stress on my new one by messing with the nib, so I used the same Schmidt nib unit from my LiveInYou MiTu and installed the "M" nib (1.3mm stub). I must admit that getting the nib back into the collar required more pressure than with the original nib, but not so much as to damage anything. I wrapped the nib and feed in the rubber gripping material (pictured) and pushed it in until I couldn't get it to go any further. This combination writes so smoothly and perfectly that I'm probably never going to put back the meh boring Schmidt fine nib the pen came with. This is just a lovely smooth and wet nib!

 

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Good deal. Thanks. Great to see it working with a Schmidt nib unit!

 

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Edit: So far no joy pairing these nibs with a Schmidt feed. Nothing but hard starts. There appears to be a gap between the feed and nib that I can't get to go away by repositioning the nib further in or out. Given a couple of hard shakes, the nib writes nicely. But stop writing and it's back to no-go until another hard shake.

 

Drats. These nibs are well suited for the Kaco Edge. And I have a couple to put to the task.


Edited by EDC, 09 March 2019 - 15:46.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 15:38

I've purchased both these nibs and the slightly more ornate italic nibs in the Jinhao 992. Both work well. The Jinhao 992 sells for about $1.50, (eBay USA link below) so you're basically buying the whole unit just for the nib and/or feed. While the Jinhao 992 italic nib fits the feed perfectly, and the feed keeps up with ink flow, the nib is sometimes just about a millimeter too long and strikes inside the Delike Alpha cap. The nib is long enough, though, that it can be shortened with a Dremel tool at the back end, or just clipped with diagonal cutters at the nib end, and re-ground in the method suggested in this Youtube video by Nathan Tardif. The more minimalistic italic nibs also work well, and don't have this cap-interior clearance issue.

 

https://www.ebay.com...en/192526049324

 

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These look interesting. And they do sell the nibs stand-alone in units of 2. I ordered a set.

 

I found the Delike-type nibs to be too short to work in pens like the 992, Lingmo Lorelei and an open nib Jinhao 51A I have. It looks these should work better. I look forward to trying them out.



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Posted 09 March 2019 - 21:28

 
Good deal. Thanks. Great to see it working with a Schmidt nib unit!
 
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Edit: So far no joy pairing these nibs with a Schmidt feed. Nothing but hard starts. There appears to be a gap between the feed and nib that I can't get to go away by repositioning the nib further in or out. Given a couple of hard shakes, the nib writes nicely. But stop writing and it's back to no-go until another hard shake.
 
Drats. These nibs are well suited for the Kaco Edge. And I have a couple to put to the task.


Sorry to hear it isn't working out for you! Maybe this is another case of variability among nibs due to inconsistent manufacturing? All my nibs in this set work in my Schmidt nib units. Initially there was some difficulty getting ink down the nib, but after being charged they haven't dried up.

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