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De La Rue (Onoto) 7 Nibs

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#1 rowdy123

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:44

Hi, I was lucky enough to find a 1930's Onoto Magna which has been restored to working condition. The downside is that the fitted De la Rue No. 7 nib is a fine one with no flex and I don't find it very satisfying to write with. I'd like to know if there are replacement No.7 nibs available or alternatives used with magnas of this era.

 

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#2 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:33

Fine looking pen, hope you get a nicer nib.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#3 briantangent

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 16:23

To my knowledge, Magna nibs are renowned for its stiffness, but the exception is that some early monotonous #7 nibs come with slight flexibility.







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