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Flex Nibs And Pen Bodies

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#21 Ted A

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 22:59

 

That's interesting. I was just going to place a Kanwrite order for the following:

 

Based on what I know, and don’t know, here’s what I’d like to order. I will order both the nib unit and just the nib since I don’t know which will fit in the Ranga pen. 

 
No. 35 Nib Units - for Jowo fit
 
2 x Fine Ultra Flex
BB Zoom 
BB Architect
 
Nibs Only - for Jowo #6
 
3 x fine ultra flex
BB Zoom
BB Architect
 
Would you happen to have any ebonite feeds for the nibs? If so, I’m interested. I didn’t see those in the pricing. 
 
This will cost be $45. But for $42 I can get the Himalaya v1 with the 5.5 ultra flex nib. I'm wondering if the FPR is the better option. 
 
Michael

 

 

I prefer the Himalaya. But my experience is limited to 3 Himalayas (2 V1 and 1 V2j and 1 Kanwrite. I like the V1 the best of what I have.  The converter isn’t that bad. It does the job, though I have to fill it often. Flex nibs put down a lot of ink. It hasn’t bothered me enough to cause me to try a cartridge. 
 

I don’t have extra ebonite feeds. FPR does


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:01

 

I prefer the Himalaya. But my experience is limited to 3 Himalayas (2 V1 and 1 V2j and 1 Kanwrite. I like the V1 the best of what I have.  The converter isn’t that bad. It does the job, though I have to fill it often. Flex nibs put down a lot of ink. It hasn’t bothered me enough to cause me to try a cartridge. 
 

I don’t have extra ebonite feeds. FPR does

 

Given a choice (and if cost were not an issue), I'd favour the Jaipur V2 over the Himalaya V2 - I really like the design, it's easier to remove and reinsert nib and feed, and the piston fill mechanism is probably the best option in the FPR lineup.  The Himalaya V1 is your go-to if you'd refer the smaller (#5.5) nib though.



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:31

Hmm. I hadn’t paid much attention to the Jaipur V2. Thanks for calling it to my attention 


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