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Help Needed: Conid/montblanc Nib


EliH

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Hello everyone, hope your weeks are off to a fine start.

 

I come to you today with a very specific question: is my Montblanc 146 nib scraping its shoulders on the inside of my Conid Minimalistica’s cap?

 

I usually use my Minimalisticas with Sailor nibs, but I have a lovely 146 nib, which I’ve had ground to a CSI, that I occasionally swap in. My question springs from the slightest scraping sensation I can feel when capping the pen fitted with the aforementioned nib. Now, both of my Conid’s are the all Delrin AVDA Phi versions, so I am unable to actually see if the nib and the inner cap are indeed making contact.

 

I would hate to damage such a fine nib, so I am hoping someone out there with a clear capped Minimalistica is using a 146 nib and could answer my question. Thank you in advance.

 

All the best to you and yours,

 

Eli

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No direct experience with this issue.

Pull the 146 nib and compare it to a Bock #6. If the 146 is longer, find a nib grinder to take the excess length off the back end.

 

Flexible Nib Factory makes an Ebonite Bock 250 housing for Sailor 21k nibs

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Add lightness and simplicate.

 

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My experience with Conids is limited to getting to handle a couple at last year's Pelikan Hub but you could dust the inside of the cap with something like chalk or graphite dust and then screw the cap on and off. You could see if there was anything on the nib when you take it out.

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Thanks for the idea, I will check it out. I don’t have any Bock nibs on hand so I’ll order a few.

 

I use the FNF housings for my usual work nibs, top quality stuff. No need to use one with a MB nib though.

No direct experience with this issue.

Pull the 146 nib and compare it to a Bock #6. If the 146 is longer, find a nib grinder to take the excess length off the back end.

 

Flexible Nib Factory makes an Ebonite Bock 250 housing for Sailor 21k nibs

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Great idea! Thanks, I will give it a shot.

My experience with Conids is limited to getting to handle a couple at last year's Pelikan Hub but you could dust the inside of the cap with something like chalk or graphite dust and then screw the cap on and off. You could see if there was anything on the nib when you take it out.

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