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#61 GOTO10

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 02:39

My Conid was actually purchased without a nib. Back when I pulled the trigger I thought there might be a backorder on bock 380 nibs causing the delay in shipments.

 

I quite enjoy Bock nibs and have several of the #6 Ti nibs as well as an EF Gold swapped to my ASC Medio replacing the stock M. A few months ago I also purchased a Bock 380 Gold BB from FPnibs and had it stubbed/sandblasted and ruthenium plated and it's living in a Ranga model 5.



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#62 markofp

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 03:32

Well, I just took a look at their website, and now "May 1st" has been changed to "until further notice". 

 

So this is going to go on a while longer . . .  :(



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 12:51

To provide an update to some of my previous posts in this thread, I received my Conid Kingsize yesterday. I immediately threw a Sailor KoP nib in it and am amazingly happy with everything about it.

 

Defiantly worth the wait and I'm looking forward to future purchases from Conid when they re-open to orders.

I certainly agree with you on it being worth the wait.  Your pen looks great and congrats.  How do you get the Sailor nib to fit?  Does the nib/feed system of the sailor fit the Conid?



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 12:55

I guess I have to ask: it seems a lot of folks swap the nib on these from the Bock to something else. I'm a little curious about it. Are the Bock nibs any good at all? I was thinking about ordering one with the titanium nib, partly for the aesthetics of the pen. But all this talk in this and other threads of nib swapping  . . .  

 

My two Conids have Titanium nibs that I'm both very happy with.  I do have Sailor nibs and don't find them any better to be truthful.  The latest Titanium on my minimalistica is dynamite.  Love it!  Perhaps my favourite, though more likely a tie with the gold nib on my Franklin-Christoph M19, a medium-stub custom grind. 



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 13:48

Well, I just took a look at their website, and now "May 1st" has been changed to "until further notice". 

 

So this is going to go on a while longer . . .  :(

 

Auguary or maybe Septober.


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Posted 30 April 2020 - 14:10

Of the year 202x



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 23:44

I certainly agree with you on it being worth the wait.  Your pen looks great and congrats.  How do you get the Sailor nib to fit?  Does the nib/feed system of the sailor fit the Conid?

 

Flexible Nib Factory makes a housing that fits the KoP nib/feed.

 

https://flexiblenib....feed-in-bock-8/

 

It's great stuff, most sailor pens don't fit well in my hand but I love the nibs. I've got two Edison Colliers that are home to a few of my favorites.



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Posted 01 May 2020 - 23:24

When I ordered my first Conid pen, a Minimalistica Monarch, I ordered 3 nibs, one each in steel, titanium and gold. I had all ground to 0.8mm cursive italic. Since then, I bought a Standard and, in August, 2019, ordered another "regular" Minimalistica. The Minimalistic arrived this week.

 

I have had the gold nib installed in my Monarch and the steel nib in my Regular. The titanium nib just never did it for me. I think it is too  springy to work well with my italic handwriting. So, after trying the titanium nib for a day or so in my newer Minimalistica, I swapped in a #6 stock steel 1.1mm Bock italic nib and much prefer how it writes.

 

Here are a few photos, including one comparing my two Minimalisticas:

 

Conid Minimalistica - compare.jpg

Conid Minimalistica open.jpg

Conid Minimalistica nib.jpg

 

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 23:38

Nice looking pens, I hope to order one!  If I may ask, what purpose does that hole in the end cap serve?



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Posted 01 May 2020 - 23:42

Nice looking pens, I hope to order one!  If I may ask, what purpose does that hole in the end cap serve?

 

In the depths of that hole, one can see the head of a hexagonal screw. I would surmise that's how the piston turner attaches to the piston rod.

 

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 23:50

 

In the depths of that hole, one can see the head of a hexagonal screw. I would surmise that's how the piston turner attaches to the piston rod.

 

David

 

Yes. If you have the tools, you can dissassemble it for a full breakdown.


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 21:39

To provide an update to some of my previous posts in this thread, I received my Conid Kingsize yesterday. I immediately threw a Sailor KoP nib in it and am amazingly happy with everything about it.

 

Defiantly worth the wait and I'm looking forward to future purchases from Conid when they re-open to orders.

Everyone is trying to figure out where they are in the queue, so I have to ask: When did you order yours?



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 22:32

Everyone is trying to figure out where they are in the queue, so I have to ask: When did you order yours?

 

My order was placed July 30, 2019. I don't know if not ordering a nib with the pen changed when I received my order.








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