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Titanium Or Gold?

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#21 Honeybadgers

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 21:33

If you want flex, don't go titanium. A ti nib is not flexible. It is soft. It will bounce like a big 18k nib, giving you a lot of cushion in your writing. But it's very easy to spring if you try to get line variation out of it. I have an EF and I don't push it much beyond an M. 

 

I personally prefer gold to titanium, but in a mid tier pen like a ranga, a Ti nib really is kind of the perfect pairing. So it's worth considering as an upgrade to steel, but I personally don't consider it a substitute for gold.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:30

I had to replace the ink sac in it, at a cost of about $4 for parts.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:44

You might want to also consider one of Sheaffers' Palladium Silver (PdAg) nibs. Exquisitely soft and smooth to write with, gorgeous to look at and within your price range.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:19

I had to replace the ink sac in it, at a cost of about $4 for parts.

 

 

 

 

Sadly, I can't buy stuff from ebay. It's a bit complicated to explain but the result is that I don't have access to ebay products. This was actually my first thought on what to buy. I really like those vintage pens. I've very recently found and restored the fountain pen of my grandfather (a '50 pelikan 400) and the amount of flex I get from that EF 14K nib blew me away. I don't know if it categorizes as vintage flex, but it is a very wet writer that easily pushes from 0.5mm to 2mm. The need to buy myself a very flexible pen is pretty much gone now :happy: I ordered instead the pilot E95S to use as my everyday workhorse since it is very reliable and it is the most beautiful pen I have ever seen. It is a bit light though but I can live with that. Thanks for the suggestion though! I will definitely try to get my hands on one of these sometime.



#25 dapprman

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 17:39

I'd strongly advise trying a titanium nib before buying one, they are a very marmite experience - I hate them and I'm not alone, others love them.  I've tried various sizes of Bocks, mainly on Conids, but I have also tried JoWo as well (who also now make them) and found their titanium nibs equally unpleasant.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 19:26

I'd strongly advise trying a titanium nib before buying one, they are a very marmite experience - I hate them and I'm not alone, others love them.  I've tried various sizes of Bocks, mainly on Conids, but I have also tried JoWo as well (who also now make them) and found their titanium nibs equally unpleasant.

well I have worked with some titanium dippennibs before but I guess that that experience differs a lot from a fountainpennib



#27 Karmachanic

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 21:14

I'd strongly advise trying a titanium nib before buying one, they are a very marmite experience - I hate them and I'm not alone, others love them.  I've tried various sizes of Bocks, mainly on Conids, but I have also tried JoWo as well (who also now make them) and found their titanium nibs equally unpleasant.

 

Where might one find a Jowo Ti nib?


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#28 dapprman

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 21:27

 

Where might one find a Jowo Ti nib?

Alas no clue - the one I tried was part of a limited set of Opus 88 Koloro with the nib installed.  I tried one at a pen show and know some one who bought one of the pens, which i then tried again a few months later.  I've just checked Fpnibs, plus the store who did the bespoke edition and neither have the nibs (or that version of the Koloro) listed.





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