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Bulk steel nibs to practice grinding, polishing, and tuning


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In trying to hone my skills at grinding, polishing and tuning nibs I am looking for a source of ‘bulk’ #5 and #6 steel nibs on which to practice.

Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks. 

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3 hours ago, Microgrs said:

I am looking for a source of ‘bulk’ #5 and #6 steel nibs on which to practice.

 

I'm sure JoWo and Bock can both satisfy as large a bulk order of #5 and #6 steel nibs as you wish to place.

 

Cheap is a different matter. If you want cheap, then obviously you'd want to buy from a Chinese manufacturer. For example, Zhejiang Lishui Lantian Pen Industrial Co. Ltd., which owns the HongDian trademark, does OEM production work for other brands, so you might want to give them a try.

 

Buying a (relatively) small number of units at at time as a retail customer — which would be the opposite of ‘bulk’ buying — would be a different matter altogether.

 

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Jinhao nibs at aliexpress.com

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Or in eBay. You can get packs of 5-10 nibs for Jinhao pens (#5 or #6) for very cheap.

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If you really want large tipping to practice grinds, you can't go wrong with these:

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002942312243.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.0.0.21ef1802SQZ1kK

 

1.2 or 1.5 mm ball on a #6 nib, for a reasonable price.  I'm just about to start in on the five I just received ...

Cheers,

Effrafax.

 

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26 minutes ago, effrafax said:

you can't go wrong with these

 

:yikes: That's some mighty double plus kugel tipping! 

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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A single huge ball.:yikes:........that would be the place to start, one can do a B on the bottom and a F on the top.....or M and EF.

 

And I complain about the double kugel on the modern post 97 Pelikan nibs.:headsmack:

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:

 

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Not to mention stubs and architects grinds ...

 

Cheers,

Effrafax.

 

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