Semiflex nib LIMITED PRESALE [Batch II - Late July 2018]
>> LIMITED TO 30 UNITS <<
[Expected Delivery - Late July 2018]
Compatible. Durable. Sensational.
At long last, a good, affordable flex nib option for modern fountain pens. Starting with a steel standard #6 size JoWo nib, the nib is highly modified by hand to allow for incredibly expressive writing. An individually hand-crafted writing experience.
- Ebonite feed and housing by Flexible Nib Factory, special ordered to Regalia's standards, ensuring the nib is adequately supplied with ink during extended flexing.
- These nibs are designed to be a practical, everyday flex nib. Stiff enough for normal writing, but with plenty of give when it's time to have fun.
- Each nib is meticulously tuned to provide a beautifully smooth sensation, gliding across the page.
- Converter compatible (though eyedropper or piston filler is highly recommended for best performance).
Compatible with all pens that accept a Jowo #6 screw-in housing unit. This includes fountain pens from companies like Franklin-Christoph, Opus 88, Newton Pens, Herbert Pen Co, Carolina Pen Co, Woodshed Pen Co, Kanilea Pen Co, Desiderata Pens, Scriptorium Pens, and many, many more.
[Not compatible with Bock nib systems]
[Not compatible with Monteverde or TWSBI pens]
[Compatibility chart coming soon]
The nib comes as a unit, including the feed and housing. It is installed by screwing the unit into the pen body. It is highly recommended that you do not remove the nib from the feed. The "breather" at the end of the ebonite feed is extremely fragile, and is easy to accidentally break when removing the feed from the housing. Replacements feeds cannot be provided.
Ink selection is key for best flex performance. I've found that using wetter ink generally is best to avoid skipping/railroading while flexing. Recommended ink includes those by Sailor, Iroshizuku, Diamine, Birmingham, and Waterman. My all-time favorite inks in these nibs are Sailor Yama-Dori and Akkerman Dutch Masters #7.
While these nibs are designed to be durable, please do not abuse them. They are meant to be flexed with moderate pressure, and have the potential to irreparably "spring" if pushed too far, destroying the nib. Please refer to the video demonstration and writing sample for an example of intended usage. I cannot offer replacements, however if you have a problem with your nib feel free to contact me, as I may be able to repair it.