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Looking For A Pen To Try Out A Few #5 Nibs With.

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#1 thirdguess


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 15:38

I am looking for a couple ideas decent low-cost pens that will accept, what I am assuming are, number 5 nibs. I recently inherited some nibs, some of them might be on the vintage side, some not so special. The point is, I'd like to try them out in a pen that will easily accept them. Hopefully something with an ebonite feed so I can heat set them easily and try them out one at a time. Once I figure more out about what I like (still in the noob stage after all) I can get something better and more permanent. Ideally I would love to spend <$20, as this is more or less for the sale of trials. I don't know if any of those Chinese clone pens out there either come with ebonite feeds or if you can fit and ebonite feed from the pain they are cloning in it... Just a thought...

Any thoughts would be helpful!

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#2 mitto


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 16:48

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#3 JaAmEater


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 17:06

I would recommend trying out pens from Fountain Pen Revolution. The FPR Guru is a $9 piston-filler with an ebonite feed that accepts #5 nibs.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 15:57

I found that Faber Castell pens have a convenient Feed and housing to try #5 nibs.  I think the Faber Castell Grip 2011 might do the job if you want a pen under $20, but I am not sure about the nib size.


Pentel Tradio might also work.

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