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Old 03-09-2018, 07:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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#5 or #6 is a matter of personal preference. Usually, my clients prefer #6, don't know why.
Jowo or Bock is also a matter of personal user preference, both are German and ten times better than the Chinese IPG. Plating choice is larger at Jowo's, and 18k nibs are cheaper. As a maker, my experience is that Bock often needs adjustments, and Jowo more rarely does.
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A lot of the newer kits are a #6 these days. Craft Supply USA has few selections for #5 and #6 nibs and Goulet Pens has a range of #6 for nib size and finish. Ernie over at Beartooth Woods has a lot of different nib section compatible with current kits so you can make a roller ball into a fountain pen. There are some other sites that escape me at the moment. Will post when I remember them.

https://www.gouletpens.com/replacement-nibs/c/294

https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/search?term=nib

Bear Tooth Woods - Refills / Nibs / Ink Pumps

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#5 or #6 is a matter of personal preference. Usually, my clients prefer #6, don't know why.
Jowo or Bock is also a matter of personal user preference, both are German and ten times better than the Chinese IPG. Plating choice is larger at Jowo's, and 18k nibs are cheaper. As a maker, my experience is that Bock often needs adjustments, and Jowo more rarely does.
I don't sell, but rather give them to family and friends. I've made several of the Jr Gents from Craft Supply and purchased a Fine nib to replace the Middle on one I kept for myself, but I don't know who makes their nibs.

I prefer the Lazerlinez kits because they are stainless steel, made in USA, and I've met Constant, who makes the components. He orders the nibs and converters from Schmidt.
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