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Oldwin makes one that I just say in Paris.

 

The pen is HUGE:

http://morastylos.com/stylos/oldwin/plume/classic-giant-ebonite-marbree-marron.html

 

Wow. There's a company that doesn't believe in an entry-level line. I think the cheapest pen on their site was 500 euro. I'm sure they're nice pens, and a fun shop to look through, but wow.

 

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Wow. There's a company that doesn't believe in an entry-level line. I think the cheapest pen on their site was 500 euro. I'm sure they're nice pens, and a fun shop to look through, but wow.

Well if you live outside of Europe you get the VAT back...which is 15%-20% if I recall correctly and they do offer free shipping but yes they are expensive. I will buy one after I buy a Romillo.

 

The shapes and the materials are what really impressed me. One of the old ebonites was made from a bocce ball from the 1930s and many of the celluloids are the same vintage celluloids that old OMAS pens were made out of. Each Oldwin is unique and the production is very limited, they have a hard time finding the materials they wish to use.

 

All of the standard size pens (still very large) have number 7 Bock nibs that are all finished and tuned by Oldwin in France. I tried a medium and it wrote like a true medium not some fat overly juicy line that I accustomed to with most European pens. They also put the threading at the end of the section near the nib sleeve so you never touch the threading while writing.

 

I am getting much more picky about the pens that I am willing to add to my collection and I think an Oldwin is definitely worthy.

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The nib you can see in my avatar belongs to this large cigare shaped Goldfink from the fifties, I suppose still a Wunderfüller. It the biggest I have ever been confronted to.

 

 

 

 

plus a pen from the thirties : Böhler Glorex 28

 

 

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Jinhao 159 has a #6 not a #8 nib.

 

Pilot#15 is smaller - in the width, the length is nearly identical to a MB149.

However, the nib of a Pilot Custom Urushi is huge - #30 Pilotsize.

 

Sailor Kingprofit (or also called 1911 KoP) has a nib very similar in dimensions to the MB149.

 

And do not forget the #50 Namiki pens.

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What is actually the definition of a #8 nib?

I would guess it has an 8 stamped on it.

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> I would guess it has an 8 stamped on it.

Really? My Jowo #6 doesn't have any 6 stamped on it.

 

#8 isn't so much bigger than #6, btw.

https://i2.wp.com/newtonpens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/jowo-nibs.jpg

Difference in length is quite small in case of Jowo #6 and #8, more in the width. But difference between #6 and #8 in terms of length is very apparent and big in bock.

8 refers to the diameter required of the section hole to accommodate the nib.

 

Commonly available #8 nibs are as follows:

Jowo (covers all their derivative pens)

Bock (covers all their derivative pens)

Pelikan m1000

MB 149

Pilot Custom Urushi

Sailor King of Pen

Montegrappa (I believe they are bock?)

Delta Roma Imperiale Oversize

Goldfink

 

GvFC Pen of the year is not #8. It's #6. GvFC does not use #8 nib on any of it's pens.

Classic pen Uses the KOP nibs so covered under Sailor King of pen.

Pilot #15 is #6 nor #8 and much smaller than MB 149 nib.

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For what it is worth there is no standard on nib sizes. Compare a #8 from a Parker, Waterman, Eclipse, and a Diamond Medal and you will see. Of course I speak of vintage nibs here. Bigger still are Waterman 10s and Parker 12s. Biggest nib I've owned was on a dip pen, seem to recall it was ~2+ inches long and around 3/4" wide. If Nishimura is reading...he may have a picture.

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Oh! You want Mammoth?

 

http://theesterbrookproject.com/NIB%20SHEETS/ESTERBROOK%20340%20MAMMOTH%20FALCON/ESTERBROOK-340.jpg

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How about waterman patrician? its large but relatively short.

Waterman one hundred year os with #18 NiB?

Marukin large size, longer than patrician

DaNiTRio genkai

Montegrappa earlier limited edition (la traviata, civilization, enigma, etc. I believe they are jowo nibs)

I have another vintage japanese parley nib which is very wide but relatively short.

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Are there any relatively affordable options that come fitted with size 8 bock or Jowo nib??

Currently under COVID lockdowns -- but some of the larger Ranga models did have an option for #8 nibs (though I don't recall if only the gold nib was available; all of mine have the #6, mostly titanium, 2 gold).

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I have a big Warranted music nib that dwarfs any of the ringtops I’d want to plant it in...it’s a real quandary. I may have to buy a flat-topped something and have my jeweller put a ring finding on it.

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Currently under COVID lockdowns -- but some of the larger Ranga models did have an option for #8 nibs (though I don't recall if only the gold nib was available; all of mine have the #6, mostly titanium, 2 gold).

 

I came across the Ranga option and actually have two Ranga pens, i.e., a small bamboo with a titanium nib and a model 4c. I dislike the model 4c but quite like the bamboo. However, not enough to get another.

 

I may well wait in the line for a Conid KingSize. I'm sure the line is growing for the apparent plan for reopening orders in September.

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