#6 jowo screw-in nib units

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Not that I know of. You may be able to put the Jowo nib in place of the stock nib in the pen's feed. I read somewhere that Dayacom use Jowo nibs with their logo on them so the swap should be painless.
 

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The Dayacom Juniors that use the JoWo #6 nib use that screw in nib unit. Already there for you. Just be sure to get the correct junior kit. Jr Joshua and Jr Aaron from Classic nib and Exotic Blanks offers a few more.
Do a good turn daily!
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The Dayacom Juniors that use the JoWo #6 nib use that screw in nib unit. Already there for you. Just be sure to get the correct junior kit. Jr Joshua and Jr Aaron from Classic nib and Exotic Blanks offers a few more.
Do a good turn daily!
Don
Hey Don.
Will these kits take the generally available Jowo nib unit?
I have found at least one kit that seems to be a Jowo nib, but the feed and feed holder were slightly different, ie... longer. The holder has the same thread as a #6 Jowo, but I can’t interchange with my stock Jowo nib sets.
 

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Hey Don.
Will these kits take the generally available Jowo nib unit?
I have found at least one kit that seems to be a Jowo nib, but the feed and feed holder were slightly different, ie... longer. The holder has the same thread as a #6 Jowo, but I can’t interchange with my stock Jowo

Hey Don.
Will these kits take the generally available Jowo nib unit?
I have found at least one kit that seems to be a Jowo nib, but the feed and feed holder were slightly different, ie... longer. The holder has the same thread as a #6 Jowo, but I can’t interchange with my stock Jowo nib sets.
Hi Darren,
By generally available do you mean purchasing just the nib unit by itself? I have not actually verified the iinterchangeability. I purchase the complete front section from classic or exotic to use in my kitless pens.

Stock JoWo nib units? Purchased from vendors other than kit vendors? If so, I've not purchased from non kit vendors. I guess I assumed all JoWo units were the same.
Or, I'm confused.
Don
 

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The Dayacom Juniors that use the JoWo #6 nib use that screw in nib unit. Already there for you. Just be sure to get the correct junior kit. Jr Joshua and Jr Aaron from Classic nib and Exotic Blanks offers a few more.
Do a good turn daily!
Don

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Don, do you know if the Jr. Anthony is in that category .... namely, that they would accept #6 jowo screw-in nib units? (as the OP asked).
 

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Hi Darren,
By generally available do you mean purchasing just the nib unit by itself? I have not actually verified the iinterchangeability. I purchase the complete front section from classic or exotic to use in my kitless pens.

Stock JoWo nib units? Purchased from vendors other than kit vendors? If so, I've not purchased from non kit vendors. I guess I assumed all JoWo units were the same.
Or, I'm confused.
Don
Hi Don
Didn’t mean to confuse. These are the nib sets I get from MeisterNib.
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That’s a good price for the nibs. For myself, I don’t like the Dayacom imprint. I was curious if the ones I get are the same housing dimensions as the ones you get from Ed. I just made a section the other day and, for the life of me, can’t remember the length. I’ll check the length dimensions when I go out to the shop.
It’s becoming popular for end users to purchase separate nibs, from places like FPnib or Goulet Pens, and swap them out as desired. These nibs are available in 6 different sizes. They are also available in 18K gold as well. While the Jowo nibs are all interchangeable, not all the feed housings are.
 

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@its_virgil

Don, do you know if the Jr. Anthony is in that category .... namely, that they would accept #6 jowo screw-in nib units? (as the OP asked).
I can't seem to find jr anthony kits for sale. But, the now out of business Signature Pen Supply did have this posted on the site's page: The Jr. Aaron and Jr. Antony feature a 6mm Dayacom branded Jowo nib in medium. I'm not sure if that is just the nib or the entire screw in nib unit.
Do a good turn daily!
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Hi Don
Didn’t mean to confuse. These are the nib sets I get from MeisterNib.
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That’s a good price for the nibs. For myself, I don’t like the Dayacom imprint. I was curious if the ones I get are the same housing dimensions as the ones you get from Ed. I just made a section the other day and, for the life of me, can’t remember the length. I’ll check the length dimensions when I go out to the shop.
It’s becoming popular for end users to purchase separate nibs, from places like FPnib or Goulet Pens, and swap them out as desired. These nibs are available in 6 different sizes. They are also available in 18K gold as well. While the Jowo nibs are all interchangeable, not all the feed housings are.
Hi Darrin,
This is the nib unit I get from either Exotic Blanks or Classic Nib. The threads are M7.4 x .5. It comes screwed into the housing as a complete section. It looks to be the same as the one in your post.
Don

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I can't seem to find jr anthony kits for sale. But, the now out of business Signature Pen Supply did have this posted on the site's page: The Jr. Aaron and Jr. Antony feature a 6mm Dayacom branded Jowo nib in medium. I'm not sure if that is just the nib or the entire screw in nib unit.
Do a good turn daily!
Don
@its_virgil
Thanks for your reply.
The kit name is sometimes spelled Jr Anthony and sometimes Jr Antony.
I might have to buy one of the nib "triplets" and see if it screws into the Jr Ant(h)ony kits that I have.
 

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Hi Darrin,
This is the nib unit I get from either Exotic Blanks or Classic Nib. The threads are M7.4 x .5. It comes screwed into the housing as a complete section. It looks to be the same as the one in your post.
Don

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It sure looks the same Don. And it doesn’t have a branding on it. That would make it a good deal.
With that knowledge, you could get the other Jowo triplets as an upgrade to different nib widths.
 

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Unless things have changed since the last Ohio Pen show, I would be very surprised if there were a difference in any non-Dayacom JOWO #6 triples sold in this country. Unless there has been a change, Brian Gray of Meisternibs and Edison Pens is the importer for JOWO in the US. I suspect that JOWO may make other nib sets, and that Brian can obtain them for a price, but I'd be willing to bet that Goulet Pens and Carl Fisher and Edison Pens and everyone else with a custom logo are all using the exact same nib-feed-housing assembly.

Known to have been wrong before.

Bill
 

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Hi Darrin,
This is the nib unit I get from either Exotic Blanks or Classic Nib. The threads are M7.4 x .5. It comes screwed into the housing as a complete section. It looks to be the same as the one in your post.
Don

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Hello. Would it be possible. To provide a direct link to the items you are purchasing at classic nibs and exotic blanks. For whatever reason I cannot seem to find it on either site.
 

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This is the #6 chrome section---we have several plating choices--from Dayacom
 

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This is the #6 chrome section---we have several plating choices--from Dayacom
Thank you Ed! I see them now I guess I missed that it came with the section. By chance do any of your #5 conversions come in the jowo nib that is unmarked?
 

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I'm really confused here, but if you're looking for #5 plain JOWO nibs, look here:


Bill
Thanks, I have looked at and was ready to order from meisternibs but Ed’s prices are about half. Far as I can tell it is only the #6 in gold plating but thought I’d ask to be sure.

Being new to fountain pens (had never even used one until about 6 months ago) I find the whole nib, brand, unbranded, rebranded, feed, thread size, section, (I know I’m leaving something out) more than a bit confusing.

Any and all suggestions and help always appreciated. Lord knows I need lots of help.
Eric
 

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Being new to fountain pens (had never even used one until about 6 months ago) I find the whole nib, brand, unbranded, rebranded, feed, thread size, section, (I know I’m leaving something out) more than a bit confusing.

Eric,
If you break it down a little bit, it's not too bad.
Start wih the easy stuff, the section is what you up until about half a year ago would have called the "grip". It's job is to hold the nib and give you a comfortable place to hold the pen.
With nibs, the main difference is size. The #5 vs #6 names refer to the diameter of the feed, 5mm and 6mm respectively. At first glance, you wouldn't wouldn't think it would make that big a difference, but a #6 nib is noticeably larger than a #5. (They also write a bit differently, but that is a much smaller thing.) Generally, you will see #5s in smaller pens and #6 in larger pens, but there are always exceptions to that.
As for branded nibs, aside from the bigger companies that make their own nibs in-house (think Montblanc, Pelikan, etc.) almost all the nibs are either Bock or Jowo or generic "Iridium Point Germany" likely manufactured in China. Bock and Jowo are both well regarded and come in a number of finishes. There are independent companies that then take those manufactured nibs and add their own branding (usually via a laser engraver). Franklin Cristoph is one of the bigger ones that does this. Usually (though not always) the companies that put their brand on the nib also do at least some nib tuning to make sure that it writes well. Otherwise, that's pretty terrible branding.
I hope that helps.
 

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Eric,
If you break it down a little bit, it's not too bad.
Start wih the easy stuff, the section is what you up until about half a year ago would have called the "grip". It's job is to hold the nib and give you a comfortable place to hold the pen.
With nibs, the main difference is size. The #5 vs #6 names refer to the diameter of the feed, 5mm and 6mm respectively. At first glance, you wouldn't wouldn't think it would make that big a difference, but a #6 nib is noticeably larger than a #5. (They also write a bit differently, but that is a much smaller thing.) Generally, you will see #5s in smaller pens and #6 in larger pens, but there are always exceptions to that.
As for branded nibs, aside from the bigger companies that make their own nibs in-house (think Montblanc, Pelikan, etc.) almost all the nibs are either Bock or Jowo or generic "Iridium Point Germany" likely manufactured in China. Bock and Jowo are both well regarded and come in a number of finishes. There are independent companies that then take those manufactured nibs and add their own branding (usually via a laser engraver). Franklin Cristoph is one of the bigger ones that does this. Usually (though not always) the companies that put their brand on the nib also do at least some nib tuning to make sure that it writes well. Otherwise, that's pretty terrible branding.
I hope that helps.
Slowly but surely I am piecing things together. Gathering tooling, making functional pens and having fun doing it. Honestly the kitless world seems a bit more straight forward (at least once you know what’s out there and what you like). Pick a nib and have the tap to install it.

Kits on the other hand.. it’s not always clear what kind (brand) of nib comes with them. Some times the pictures don’t match the description. And seemingly the same kit can vary from one vender to the next.
 
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