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Old 10-11-2018, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was in my local Woodcraft today and saw their Arete fountain pen. Does anyone have any experience with this kit? Looks decent but the nib is tucked up inside the pen and I wondered how it can be removed.
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Parker and Lamy have models with such semi-hooded nibs, I didn't think there would be a kit with such feature. Anybody knows whether it's a new offer from Woodcraft? No experience but that might change soon...
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It's new and I've tried one. With just a touch of polishing the nib write like a dream. Haven't had a need to pull the nib but if you look in the back at there is a brass ring/nut that can probably be removed with a very small spanner wrench.
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Got me curious now.

Will check with my local Woodcraft to see if I can get a replacement nib section if I screw mine up.
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It sure is a nice looking pen, with the cap off.
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Thanks, Vic. It’s a nice looking pen and reasonably priced. My concern is whether or not the nib needs to be tuned to write smoothly and if so I couldn’t see how to do it it. I’ll pick one up and give it a try!
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Nice looking kit. Are the black threads on the body metal or plastic? Here is a picture from the Woodcraft site.
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Iíve been test driving one this week. The triple cut threads on the body is metal. The threads in the cap are plastic. This is a nice kit, besides some dry starts with the nib, Iím tuning it in. I think some good ink will help, Iím just using the cartridge it came with. I plan to use the kit again and make a matching rollerball. Timís diamond blank is amazing, the pictures donít give justice to the brilliance and shimmer.
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Interesting kit.
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Update: I cleaned the nib, and re-inked using some Visconti ink. It solved the dry starts, I used it all day today, and it worked flawless. It has a nice very fine tip. A couple of co-workers have tried to steal it.


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