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Asa Nauka/maya Nib Question

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#1 boulderchips

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:36

I'm still finding pens for long writing sessions, and I've discovered that I like large grip sections. Not being in the income bracket for a KOP, I'm looking into something like the Nauka or Maya.

 

My understanding is that the standard pen (with the stock ASA nib) comes with a friction-fit feed. If ordered with a Jowo housing, it's a screw-in.

 

If I plan to eyedropper the pen either way, is there any real advantage to getting the Jowo housing? It's around 28 USD more, which is more than the cost of a nib. If I buy the stock pen, couldn't I swap out the nib anyway if I didn't like ASA's?

 

If anyone has a preference between these pens (or other similar pens! Gama?) I'm all ears. I understand the owner of ASA is recovering from surgery as well — I hope he's back on his feet soon.



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:14

I love my two Naukas. Superbly elegant, but also really comfortable to use. They are nice light pens, too, so for a longer writing session they won't tire your hands.

 

I haven't tried swapping the nibs, so I can't answer your question on that topic.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:36

 

It's around 28 USD more, which is more than the cost of a nib.

 

There's the cost of the nib, as well as the associated cost/time/effort of threading the barrel to accept the screw-in Jowo housing.

 

Screw-in housing makes changing nibs very easy, and eliminates wear on the section and feed arising from pulling/replacing the friction fit nib/feed.


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#4 boulderchips

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 18:44

I love my two Naukas. Superbly elegant, but also really comfortable to use. They are nice light pens, too, so for a longer writing session they won't tire your hands.

 

I haven't tried swapping the nibs, so I can't answer your question on that topic.

That's what I'm hoping! They look beautiful, too. That's good to hear.

 

 

There's the cost of the nib, as well as the associated cost/time/effort of threading the barrel to accept the screw-in Jowo housing.

 

Screw-in housing makes changing nibs very easy, and eliminates wear on the section and feed arising from pulling/replacing the friction fit nib/feed.

I understand the cost on the manufacturing side, I just didn't know if there was a benefit for the user. But that does make sense. I'll probably put in a jowo nib either way, so I guess I may as well spring for the housing.



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 20:23

Gama Eyas is worth a try.

Quite a large section, very light and comfortable pen.

The original nib is not bad.

It's an affordable yet full size pen that is worth considering also for some experimenting with nibs.

I have two, I put an Omas spare nib in one, fits perfectly.

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#6 boulderchips

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 14:27

I looked at the Eyas, but it's out of stock on ASA's site and everywhere else that I can find. Looks like a nice pen, though, especially with that Omas nib.







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