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Ranga Handmade Pens- Bock Titanium Nibs Group Buy With Popular Twelve Models In 50 Ebonite Colours!

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#21 Honeybadgers


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 23:06

I wish the titanium came in EF. I'd buy another if it did.


Also, I kinda of wish the 4c posted better than it does. the 3c posts perfectly, but the 4c doesn't really go on deeply enough.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:27

Happily! At present I favour the F, the springiness seems slightly more pronounced in that width. But nothing wrong with the M either. I haven't tried a B in this nib, so will reserve comment.

My titanium Bock nibs are in other pen models, but the steel Bock nibs I've got in Mr Kandan's pens have all performed well and I see no reason why the titanium ones shouldn't as well.

Good luck with your choice! Unless you want to explore the springiness feeling, I'd suggest going with the nib width you usually favour.

Thank you very much for that, bbs. Having a Bock 1.5 italic and a JoWo 1.1, I have experienced that the Bock is more flexible than the JoWo, which seems to go in the same direction as your remarks; and I imagine a Bock fine could indeed be more flexible than a Bock M (possibly less metal so less impedance?), but you mention springiness, and I thought springiness relates to how quickly a nib springs back after flexing? Are you using springiness to mean good flex plus healthy spring back resulting in some line variation? This is what I would hope for. I am just wondering whether a Titanium F would have more flex and spring back than a Bock steel F, since the price is more than double that of the Bock Titanium? However, I do also enjoy some feed back, and I believe I read somewhere that there is more feedback with a Bock Titanium than a Bock steel? Thank you again for your helpful remarks, but please feel free to comment.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:10

Hi again, Dupont, I think from your definition of springiness I should perhaps have used the word bounce! The nibs have a little give in them but I wouldn't describe them as flex. They are extremely pleasant to use though, and give my writing a bit more expression. Yes, I would say they have a bit more feedback than the Bock steel.

Hope that helps!

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:58

Form submitted, I hope before the deadline.   I'm starting to think that MP Kandan does something to make us addicted to Ranga Pens!

#25 BaronWulfraed


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 21:31

I am not ready!


Received email notification of shipping for the pens in this group...


Last time, the pens arrived three days after the notification -- though I think that shipment went out a week before the notification did.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 23:09

Received email notification of shipping for the pens in this group...


Ditto, super excited!

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Posted Yesterday, 14:35

Dear All,


   Thanks for your good support. We have shipped all the pens.

   I have sent shipment details in mail.

   We will see you again in Super exciting group buy soon





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Posted Yesterday, 20:14

My Ranga Bamboo regular with a titanium nib, Medium arrived today.




It writes beautifully with quite a wet line, though not as wet as my Visconti HomoSapiens.  I've grown to love wet lines.  :P

The nib is well tuned and is well aligned.








Overall, great value.  

This one does NOT post, although I don't think this is a requirement since the pen is well big enough to use without posting.


... and here are some size comparisons with pens that I use just fine without posting.



Here it is with my other Rango pen, a model 4c




I highly recommend this model and the nib.  I prefer it to my model 4c.  I found it to be surprisingly comfortable to write with despite the considerable change in calibre between the barrel and the nib/grip section.  The threads don't come in contact with my hand at all.  I don't plan to use it as an eyedropper although it seems like it can be used as one.   

Edited by maclink, Yesterday, 20:15.

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