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  1. From the album: Nib comparisons

    In my opinion, the F nibs on my two Monteverde Monza are far superior to that on my Jinhao 992, and I don't begrudge having paid about £12.50 for each of the Monza, which have yet to let me down in terms of either writing performance or cap seal effectiveness. No cracking of the material, either, as far as I'm aware. Originally posted here:

    © A Smug Dill

  2. Hello guys, Hope all of you are having a lovely day! I've been wanting to experience some Chinese pens and I really liked the design of these two pens. However, in regards of performance, which one would you recommend? If you have any other suggestions, I'd really appreciate your help! )
  3. Hello! This is technically my second topic, but I only just found out about this introduction forum. I've been pretty active on reddit.com/r/fountainpens (my username is the same as on here) these past couple months, but I thought I'd join this forum as well! I've been using fountain pens since I was 13 I think, but around sometime last year I kind of started collecting more pens. Up to that moment I had written with a cheap (around 3 euros) fountain pen from a Dutch store. That one had been used and abused a lot, so I wanted to buy a new pen. At this point I didn't know much about fountain pens, so I got a Parker Jotter, thinking it would be a good pen (because it was a Parker). I also just really love Parker's arrow clip and have pretty small hands, so I thought I'd like it. I didn't, and started using my old pen again, mostly. Then later I got a Jinhao x750 (white) and a Lamy Safari (Petrol, F) and I really liked those. I started buying more inks, and ended up with a couple more Chinese pens, including a black matte x750, a Jinhao 992 and a Jinhao 911. A few days ago I got a Parker 45 CT Flighter with a 14K nib (a Fine, I'm pretty sure), which is my first "serious" pen, I suppose. I recently got a bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün. I'm usually not a fan of bright colours, but this one is such a joy to use. Other than that I've been using Lamy Petrol, Pelikan Brilliant Brown and Waterman Absolute Brown a lot. I'm planning on ordering some iron gall ink and other permanent ink soon, I'm currently looking at KWZ Mandarin, Turquoise and Noodler's Black. The latter not being too exciting, but the only black I currently own is Waterman Intense Black and it's not permanent and not, well, intense enough for me. I'm planning on buying a black Pilot 91 with a SFM, FM or SF nib this month. I actually have a question about that to anyone who owns a Pilot soft nib: would you say it's suitable for quick, daily note taking? Or would I be better off with a stiffer, regular nib? Also, would you say a SFM would be too wet to use on cheap paper? I'm a college student, so being able to use it on cheap paper would definitely help. Sincerely, thespyingdutchman
  4. OK, so I got my Jinhao 992 work for a while and here's some answers : This following photo show the pen disassembled ; minus the converter ; the nib is in a sleeved unit that screw into the section with an O ring at the nib end, the section itself had an O ring at the part it meets the barrel too. The nib actually suppose to sit an indexed slot in that sleeve, hard to see in the photo but its molded into the the clear sleeve. I've tried, neither my Schmidt #5 nor the #6 nib fits. Nor Hero's common place 26 nib. I had not tried the slim #5 schmidt or Hero's leaf shaped 26 nib but I doubt they would fit since the normal #5 just will not sit tight there and a #6 is too wide. Until then might be its wise to stick with the stock nib. ED conversion is OK. I've done up the clear demonstrator with that and let it run for 2 weeks and so far its shown no leakage and no ink seeps into the end plug of the barrel either. After careful examination under a flashlight I come to the conclusion that either this plug is heat fused to the barrel or the barrel had this part done up in multi stage injection. This applied to the cap's finale also which sadly mean its impossible to disassemble the cap simply by screwing the finale off. I've tried all manner of tricks without breaking the cap and well it stay put .. so cleaning the cap if ink do seeps in might prove to be challenging.





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