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Where Is This Nib Unit From?


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Hello,

 

This Brazilian pen maker, Crown, uses this nib unit in all but their most expensive pens. I've seen pics of pens on Google that use that very same nib unit, and I wonder if anybody know where it's made. I'm guessing China.

 

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I started investigating this nib unit after I got frustrated with how little information Crown has on their website regarding their manufature or even brand history. I had to Indiana Jones on Google to find out who owned Crown but I still can't even find where they make their inks for example. It seems they don't actually make anything but order bits and pieces from everywhere and maybe assemble them in Brazil. Maybe.

 

Well, have you seen this nib unit before? It's not clear in the picture, but "Iridium Point Germany" is engraved on the nib, which Brian Grey from Edison Pen was really helpful when he blogged about it in 2009.

 

That made me come just a little closer, though: Crown nib units are made (possibly) in some rough form by JoWo or Bock and finished up... anywhere in the planet (possibly China).

 

So... has anybody seen this very same nib unit somewhere, used by some other manufacturer that's maybe a little more forthcoming when it comes to where/how they make their pens? It might help me track it down.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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The part in the picture is called a "complete frontpart" or "complete section", a nib unit is an assembly that typically threads in or snaps in into the section.

 

The example you show looks like the ones made in Taiwan.

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The part in the picture is called a "complete frontpart" or "complete section", a nib unit is an assembly that typically threads in or snaps in into the section.

 

The example you show looks like the ones made in Taiwan.

Thank you, hari317! The nomenclature will help me track down this thing.

 

Taiwan, huh? Cool.

 

Have you seen this frontpart in any brands?

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Look at the bottom most version, it is very similar, in fact identical.

 

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Look at the bottom most version, it is very similar, in fact identical.

 

Indeed, it does look identical.

 

 

Pls PM me, I will share the details.

 

I just did. At least, I think I did (the forum PM interface is a little different than what I'm used to).

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