Fountain Ink Pen Acquisitions

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Not mine - the new pen of my sister - Esterbrook Estie in tortoiseshell - gold Jowo nib - fine. I have the same pen in piano black with the rhodium nib. They write just great. Yours - I.
Does your sister know you are using images of her beautiful pen in order to enable the weak and vulnerable on TSR? :)

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Ok....I managed to get one with Brause nibs which match the ones I used at school. I think I am going to have to revert to the style I used at the time....copperplate. Any other nib designs I should be looking at for normal writing. Calligraphy can come later!
You could try the Japanese Zebra G flex nibs, which I think are stainless steel. I use them for copperplate. I have also tried, with limited success, to follow the instructions for using them to replace the standard nib in cheap Chinese fountain pens (Jinhao, Wing Sung etc.). They will work OK, but need a lot of adjusting to get right, which is a pain as the feeds on these pens are hard plastic and not ebonite, which can be heat-set in hot water.

My stock of dip pens:-
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The top one has a Zebra nib, the bottom is sterling silver, the two above it are pocket pens with retracting ends, one being a nib and the other a pencil lead, and the stripey penholder is silver and agate.
 
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You could try the Japanese Zebra G flex nibs, which I think are stainless steel. I use them for copperplate. I have also tried, with limited success, to follow the instructions for using them to replace the standard nib in cheap Chinese fountain pens (Jinhao, Wing Sung etc.). They will work OK, but need a lot of adjusting to get right, which is a pain as the feeds on these pens are hard plastic and not ebonite, which can be heat-set in hot water.

My stock of dip pens:-
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The top one has a Zebra nib, the bottom is sterling silver, the two above it are pocket pens with retracting ends, one being a nib and the other a pencil lead, and the stripey penholder is silver and agate.
Lovely collection...and thanks for the info. I actually put in an order for more Brause nibs. I got a pack of Steno and a pack of Rose nibs...both of which I have still to try. My wife goes away for a few days next week so I will look at them then.
 
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Lovely vintage Conway Stewart. I have 15 vintage CS and 5 modern ones. I love my vintage ones, especially the 58, but I’m unimpressed with my modern ones.
Yes agreed, the modern ones are not so great, these are all old ones. Some in need of restoration and a little maintenance :) Far left is Mont Blanc and far right is a little Parker from the 70's
 
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