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  1. From the album: Nib comparisons

    Pilot Plumix, Penmanship, Kakuno, 78G, Prera and Cocoon/MR (including but not limited to the MR Metropolitan) pens all use the same type of interchangeable, friction-fit steel nibs, so getting a Pilot Enso Plumix hand lettering set means I get three italic nibs (of F, M and B width grades) that will fit into any of the other models. They also fit the PenBBS 494, Pali 013/Wing Sung 3013, and a number of other Chinese fountain pens. N.B. The CM nib option available for some Pilot Prera and MR models is effectively the same as a Plumix M nib.

    © A Smug Dill

  2. Now that it is possible to buy Pilot Plumix pens — which are fitted with broad-edged nibs — with different (F, M and nib widths, I bought a new set (as opposed to the old three-pack all fitted with M nibs; I still have another one of those sitting in a drawer unopened, although Amazon Australia don't seem to sell them any more), with the expectation that I might use them as nib donors for three new Prera pens, which have remained unopened for over a year because in themselves they aren't such interesting pens. This is how they write, compared to the standard round-tipped F and M nibs on the
  3. My girlfriend has one of those purple "retro-pop" Pilot Metros with a transplanted 1.1 stub nib from a Plumix. She keeps complaining that it's "leaking," which seems to mean that when she uncaps it to use it there's ink all over the section, so she gets inky fingers. I've inspected it fairly closely over the course of several weeks and I can't find anything wrong with it - no cracks in the section, the nib/feed is sitting properly, I've swapped out a couple of different cartridges / converters, etc., all the usual suspects. I have noticed on my own two Metros that a substantial quantity o
  4. I bought a Pilot Plumix a while ago as my first stub nib pen. Though initially I had a bit of fun with it, I find I don't use it much - even while I use my flex nibs quite a lot. I thought it was a little bit of money wasted, until today when i found out I could use it as a flat-head screwdriver. With reborn purpose, I think I'll be using this pen a lot more now. Has anyone else found alternative uses of/for stub nibs, or am I the sole madman here? (Embracing for hatemail. Don't worry, I do take proper care of my other pens.)
  5. phillieskjk

    Kakuno Nib Swap

    Are the nibs on the Pilot Kakuno swappable with the other cheaper pilot pens that all swap nibs (Metropolitan, 78g, Penmanship, Plumix, etc.)? The smiles on the Kakuno nibs make me unsure, as none of the others have them, but if they are I would love to put one of the smile nibs on my Prera! Thanks, Phillieskjk
  6. I had an unfortunate mishap with my Pilot Metropolitan at work, and destroyed the nib. I dropped it (cap off), onto a tile floor, it bounced off the nib and "double-tapped", bending it in two different directions. Needless to say, the nib was mangled. Wanting to try a different type of nib, and not willing to buy another metropolitan, just to cannibalize, I decided to buy a plumix and swap the nibs. I did not try out the Plumix first. I immediately dismantled it, cleaned both pens with plain water, and re-assembled the plumix nib and feed together on the Metro, using the same half-spent blac
  7. stelvask

    Pilot Plumix Question

    I bought the Pilot Plumix recently on a bit of a whim, hoping to swap out of the nib in my Metro for the italic version in the Plumix. Having cleaned my Metro over the weekend, I swapped the nibs, loaded the Metro (with the Plumix italic) with Kon-Peki and gave it a shot. This is my first time using any sort of italic nib, and I've found that the writing experience is just... unpleasant. The pen is skipping, hard starting, and worst of all it feels like writing on a chalkboard. I tried it for about five minute before I had to set it down. I feel kind of bummed about this, since the writing
  8. Appearance/Design (8/10) Unusual but functional. The barrel swells out slightly before gently tapering at the end. There's no clip but the cap sports little wings to prevent the (capped or posted) pen from rolling. I like the Plumix's triangular grip. The nib and feed are friction-fit and can easily be pulled out, rotated to any angle, and replaced. I'm giving extra points for that, even though the pen is not beautiful IMO. http://i.imgur.com/bzg9ugo.jpg http://i.imgur.com/AQJtWIB.jpg Construction & Quality (8/10) This pen is all-plastic apart from the nib. It's well-constructed f
  9. scrivelry

    Looking For A Pilot Nib

    A Franken-Plumix has come my way - it has one color body, anther color cap, and is missing the nib. Reading carefully on FPN, and calling a supplier or two, it seems that: Pliot does not sell nibs for these pens Pilot Varsity nibs will not work Generic nibs will not work But nibs from Pilot Prera, 78-G, Plumix and Penmanship should be replacements for each other. So... if anyone happens to have nib for any of these, and no longer has a workable pen to go with it, and would be interested in getting rid of that nib, maybe we can work something out. (I know the pens are not expen
  10. circlepattern

    Pilot Plumix: Everyday Pen?

    I've always wanted an italic nib, and it seems nearly all are WAY out of my price range since I'm not a collector, just everyday user. I recently tumbled upon the plumix, a pen that will get me some weird looks, but might be interesting to use. I'm somehow getting the impression that this is meant to be used for drawing and such from other posts, but I actually want to use it, primarily so that my writing will look more "exotic". However I do not intend to lose speed and comfort of the regular round nib pens.





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