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  1. Hi, you might recall me from my Kaweco Classic Sport and Faber Castell Loom/E-Motion pens. Yesterday, I was cleaning my Faber Castell Loom for the first time when it wrote desaturated (ink starvation) and as I was reassembling it I discovered something. I found out the larger #5 nib unit on the Loom enables enough friction for the nib to be extended from the feed, protruding the ink slot over the feed almost 5mm. In my opinion, this is interesting enough to report back. I tried the same with the Kaweco nib, but it wouldn't hold securely without sliding back into the feed, even manual pressure was enough to reinsert it to the end. Is it common to adjust the extension alignment of collared nib units? I would like some pointers to the effects of extending #5 size nib units out as much as a #6. Currently, it seems like it made the pen wetter & narrower while the nib itself became more flexible. I cannot say this is too simple of an adjustment to pass up. It can turn nails more springy and fix a dry flow into more moderate without permanently changing the pen characteristics. Telescopic nibs - sounds interesting.
  2. Some of you may remember the short Jetpens Chibi 2 Review I posted several days ago. (Here's the link if you want to read it https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/310064-jetpens-chibi-2-review/ ). I liked the pen a lot, and it was a good size for me, but I was itching to do some sort of modification to it. At first I did some research on going full on crazy and buying a gold nib for it, but at that price point I could have simply bought a Japanese pen with a gold nib, and couldn't really justify the purchase. Instead, I took the broad nib from my Knox Avicenna (I have an EF that I prefer in it, as it is mostly used for school) and put it in th Chibi. Maybe it was just in my head, but it actually seemed like the nib wrote better in the Chibi! Inspired by my nib swapping success, I then removed the clip and changed the finish of the pen from clear demonstrator to frosted. It looks great, and writes great with the smooth broad nib. Here are some pictures, please refer to the original review for befote pictures. Note: sorry the pictures aren't the best, they were shot from my iPhone.





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