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Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink



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I recently exhanged the nib in my Kaigelu 316 pen

with a Titanium Bock nib from Beaufort Ink (UK).

 

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/93F82412-A163-48E1-88BB-E5B4EE7B8D44_zpsbuvqysnl.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/2B0A8CA6-CA0B-47DF-93CF-76770C392C45_zpsslyblstm.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/3AB1E03C-FFDA-4592-9E5D-D967C4E528BD_zpsrgsjhhi3.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/D0D6918C-DC5F-4D6B-9047-85330A442456_zpsp0hhmnri.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/0DFF4BB4-911C-481C-BAA2-AF4206DD2EC7_zpscrmjmtol.jpg

 

The new nib is quite wet, feels very bouncy on the paper,

is somewhat feebbacky but pleasantly so,

and can write semi-flexy when little pressure is applied.

 

For regular writing, it feels like driving a car with

super soft suspension (shock-absorbers).

Makes going back to nail stiff steel nibs

very difficult indeed.

 

Positives:

- line variation,

- cushioning effect the springy nib gives.

Negatives

- ''gas guzzler'' meaning it uses a lot of ink,

compared to a regular EF nib.

I wanted to try it for a long time,

I do not regret buying it!

There are a lot of nibs that

can be tried on the Kaigelu 316.

It is a beautiful pen!

Ink is Waterman Harmonious Green.

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Looks promissing.

 

Thanks visvamitra, sorry my handwriting is awful, I am afraid it does not do justice to the pen or the nib. I guess in the hands of someone with better calligraphy skills, the writing samples would look much better. Still, it writes so comfortably for everyday writing, I really mean it when I say it makes going back to nail stiff steel nibs difficult. I guess I am too excited about it...

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Thanks for sharing, Frank, looks nice. Have you noticed any changes in the shape of the nib? From what I have heard (I have never used a titanium nib myself), these nibs are very soft but not particularly snappy compared to gold ones and thus tend to bend upwards slightly. Was that your experience as well?

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Am I the only one to spot a slight absurdity here?

£15 pen, £52+ nib...

 

Looks good, writes nicely. But, oh I don't know; It seems dotty to me to put such an expensive nib in such a cheap pen. I know the pen is worth more than we pay for them, but even so.

 

Regards,

 

Richard.

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Thanks for sharing, Frank, looks nice. Have you noticed any changes in the shape of the nib? From what I have heard (I have never used a titanium nib myself), these nibs are very soft but not particularly snappy compared to gold ones and thus tend to bend upwards slightly. Was that your experience as well?

 

Well, I have used this nib daily for a couple of weeks now. Although I am generally careful, I am sure that I have overstetched the nib quite a bit sometimes. However, I have not had any issues with the nib deforming.

Here are a few pictures of the side of the nib I just took a few minutes ago. There is NO space between the feed and the underside of the nib. As far as how snappy it is, it is quite snappy I would say it is snappy enough. I am attaching a few pictures below to show how much the tines separate.

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/6CD46299-E574-4F4B-ADE7-827C0C7D7AD4_zpsdj4qmht2.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/35C207A7-7211-4345-935B-7CCFB00FF991_zpsaj5zg30o.jpg

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Looks like a lot of fun!

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Am I the only one to spot a slight absurdity here?

£15 pen, £52+ nib...

 

Looks good, writes nicely. But, oh I don't know; It seems dotty to me to put such an expensive nib in such a cheap pen. I know the pen is worth more than we pay for them, but even so.

 

Regards,

 

Richard.

I guess that this is up to personal preference to try this. But still, what is the competition?

 

- Nanisu Nova with Titanium EF nib = £95.00, superb pen, but currently EF Ti nib sold out as shown in the Namisu Official Shop site. https://www.namisu.com/collections/fountain-pens/products/nova-brushed-titanium?variant=28259721225

 

- Stipula Da Vinci Titanium T Flex Carbon Capless Black Fountain Pen, @ $636.00 from http://www.penboutique.com/stipula-davinci-titanium-t-flex-carbon-capless-black-fountain-pen.html

 

- Karas Kustoms flex aluminum fountain ink pen with EF Titanium nib @ $145.00 from https://karaskustoms.com/pens/ink-fountain.html, Although superb pen too, it is an aluminum body pen.

 

- Stylos Titanium Ink Fountain Pen & Rollerball, Fineliner - price unknown, by Kostas Metaxas, Berlin Germany, currently at kickstarter level, estimated delivery Feb 2017. http://www.metaxas.com , https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2026090977/stylos-titanium-ink-fountain-and-rollerball-artlin , https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/314867-stylos-titanium-ink-fountain-rollerball-artliner-pen/

 

I have no regrets upgrading my Kaigelu with the Titanium flex nib. Writing experience with it is stellar !

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Looks like a lot of fun!

Thank you, PAKMAN

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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I have no regrets upgrading my Kaigelu with the Titanium flex nib. Writing experience with it is stellar !

I currently have an EF 18k gold nib on a TWSBI Eco; I suppose that could similarly be considered a bit absurd - but I love it! :-)

Verba volant, scripta manent

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I currently have an EF 18k gold nib on a TWSBI Eco; I suppose that could similarly be considered a bit absurd - but I love it! :-)

The Eco is another example of an excellent budget pen, I have changed the nib in mine too. I like your signature "Verba volant, scripta manent". Thanks for sharing.

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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The soul of the pen is in the nib, very nice modification. Would it be possibleo on Jinhao Shimmering Sands?

I seriously doubt it, but I will check on this and let you know.

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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I seriously doubt it, but I will check on this and let you know.

 

It seems the #6 Bock Titanium nib will easily fit my Jinhao x750 and x159 and the writing experience will be superb. For someone who has changed their original Jinhao nib with a replacement #6 nib, this is not difficult to do at all. Here is a writing sample:

 

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/5C33E349-4F88-4206-8EF2-16D003653E7E_zpsppovh4go.jpg

 

If it wasn't for you Aristosseur, I would not have tried it in a Jinhao, not in a million years, thanks so much for asking. I will post more pictures as soon as I get the chance. I hope I am not setting a new trend here, but one thing is for sure, I am ordering some more of these Ti nibs myself...

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Good combination! I've tried a few vintage nibs in modern pens in the past and now I'm looking forward to doing it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Good combination! I've tried a few vintage nibs in modern pens in the past and now I'm looking forward to doing it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

 

Thanks alexander, I have added a few more pictures of writing samples with the Jinhao x750 and the #6 Bock Titanium EF nib.

 

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/C9A99539-594A-4AE4-B2C3-EFD950A9CCF1_zpsvfmmfgbh.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/00AC1D05-97AF-49E0-94E1-A485112C9A3C_zpszztolofu.jpg

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah12/phzervas/3E20D15D-8034-435A-B605-8E1E6B13F5F6_zpsnzrbm3i9.jpg

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Nice looking combination I must say, well done!

 

Thank you Shmurzik, I appreciate it.

Edited by Frank66

- Kaigelu 316 Modification (250 #6 Bock Nib / Beaufort Ink Converter)
- Titanium Bock Nib - Kaigelu 316 - Beaufort Ink

- Bock Rollerball Nib In Jinhao 886 Pen - Beaufort Ink Converter

- No affiliation with pen industry, just a pen hobbyist.

- It matters what you write, only for us it matters what we write it with.

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Yeah, it's certainly pretty impressive.

I'm sure the same nib will fit any Chinese #6 nibbed pens. The J X750 certainly deserves it, it looks as if the nib is made for that pen.

 

I've used a Bock titanium nib in a Delta Titanio I was loaned a few years ago, and must admit I wasn't keen on the force needed to flex it, about 150grams force or thereabouts (I measured it by pressing on electronic scales). That's a good deal more than my vintage flex nibs and was quite tiring to keep up. Having a new one, can you comment on the force needed on the current nibs? It may have changed over the years.

 

Regards,

 

Richard

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For a cheap pen it sure is pretty.....very pretty.....

thanks for the Waterman Green ink ....shades....and Of Course I need another green ink :wacko: ...it shades. Of Course I need another green shading ink. :D

 

Where can I find 15 pounds.....I do have spare nibs....A Degussa steel superflex...Easy Full Flex...if it fits.

That certainly is a very pretty 15 pound pen....with the pound so low....humm.

What's the name of that thing?

:angry: E28-42 buy now ain't all that cheap....not a single one used.

And some well known Parker lover just said it stomped the Duofold...and for only $32....the gold Duofold nib was not worth the extra $335 or so.

 

Looks like a World Champion cheap well priced pen....

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German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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