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Hi all,

 

Quick question from a beginner looking at purchasing a first fountain pen. What are some good nibs I could get for the Noodler Ahab pen. I am not intimidated by the flex nib (I am toying with some Hunt 101 nibs for dip pens right now), but I do want to try some other nibs out too for some variety and to experiment.

 

So what are some good, moderately priced (college student on a budget here) nibs I could try? Also, how can I tell which nibs are compatible with the Ahab? Just looking at the descriptions I can't seem to tell.

 

Thanks!

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Hi all,

 

Quick question from a beginner looking at purchasing a first fountain pen. What are some good nibs I could get for the Noodler Ahab pen. I am not intimidated by the flex nib (I am toying with some Hunt 101 nibs for dip pens right now), but I do want to try some other nibs out too for some variety and to experiment.

 

So what are some good, moderately priced (college student on a budget here) nibs I could try? Also, how can I tell which nibs are compatible with the Ahab? Just looking at the descriptions I can't seem to tell.

 

Thanks!

Any no. 6 nib will fit the pen. You can buy some good ones from Goulet pretty cheap.

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The Ahab just takes standard #6 nibs - if it does not say so in the description, ask the seller. If they're reputable they will know the size. Knox nibs come to mind - I believe the #6 nib is called K35, but it'll fit (double-check the name before you take my word for it). Nemosine nibs, Jinhao nibs (from the X450, X750), Noodler's nibs (non-flex, art pack nibs), and Goulet (EF-1.5mm) will also fit. Goulet nibs are exceptionally smooth. The Nemosine nibs are quite smooth (I've tried the .6mm and .8mm italics), Jinhaos run quite smooth, and Noodler's nibs need some smoothing on mylar.

 

Nemosine and Knox nibs are around $9

Jinhaos are about $4 (with the pen) or $6 for a 5-pack if memory serves correctly

Goulet nibs $15

Noodler's nibs $2

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Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.

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The Goulet nibs are quite nice, though slightly pricey.

 

Also, Noodler's sells nibs for quite a lot less, though the selection is limited to fine and broad.

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Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.

 

I've only tried a 1.1mm stub, but it ran very dry. Writes well after some adjusting, but I'd get a Goulet or Nemosine nib over Monteverde for the price. The black nib is also a slightly tighter fit, but works just the same.

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Jinhao in size #6 are only medium as far as I know.

But for5/6 usd for 5 pieces are really a bargain

They are also good in quality.

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You can also look here at Fountain Pen Revolution.

 

FPR calls theirs #35, but as you can see they also tell you that is known as #6 elsewhere. I haven't used their nibs, but they aren't too expensive.

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Monteverde Nibs also available from Goulet has a black no.6 nib but I've heard it has mixed reviews. Very inconsistent quality control, but it might be worth the risk to have a smoking hot black nib in your pen. Lol.

 

I put a black fine Monteverde in my Ahab Crow. It's a very wet writer, and more like a medium than a fine. I wish I'd gone with the 1.1mm. :D Still, I rather like the combo.

 

I also bought a Goulet two-tone #6 to put in my Truk Lagoon, and it works wonderfully. Very balanced in terms of wet/dry writing.

 

Both of these options are smoooooth and sexy.

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