About My Nibs

black bock

Bock #6 black lacquer.

Jowo 18k #6 nibs
*Not available in stub tip

Jowo #5, XF, F, M, B, 1.1, 1.4 in stainless steel
Jowo #5, XF, F, M, B, in gold
Jowo #6, XF, F, M, B, 1.1, 1.5, in stainless steel
Jowo #6, XF, F, M, B, 1.1, in gold
Jowo #8, XF, F, M, B, in gold

Bock #5, EF, F, M, B in goldPO BOX  6084

Hot Springs, AR. 71902, stainless steel
Bock #5, 1.1, 1.5, 1.9, 2.3 in stainless steel
Bock #6, EF, F, M, B, in gold, titanium, platinum, stainless steel
Bock #6, 1.1, 1.5, 1.9, 2.3 in stainless steel
Bock #8, XF, F, M, B, in gold, titanium

PRICES:
Jowo Gold #5 $115
Bock Titanium #5
Bock Titanium #6 $60
Bock Gold #6 $135
Jowo Gold #6 $135
Bock Titanium #8 $100 (medium or larger pens only)
Bock Gold #8 $200 (medium or larger pens only)
Jowo Gold #8 $200 (medium or larger pens only)

With custom ordered pens I always use Jowo with my logo unless requested otherwise.  On pens that I make for stock items I normally use Bock.  Both brands make great nibs.

I write test and tune every nib that I put on a pen so it should write wet and smooth as soon as you get it.  If you prefer your nib a different way please let me know when ordering and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.  If you provide your own nib I don’t do anything to them except make sure they write.  If it needs a tune up or grind, I can recommend others for that work.  Basically, if I can’t replace a nib I won’t work on it.

All grinds with a custom pen order are $30, only on my own Jowo and Bock nibs.

Extra Fine – Stub – Cursive Italic – Left & Right Oblique (stubbish) – Architect.

If we were at a pen show and you handed me the pen, I did some work to it, handed it back, and it wasn’t just right, you would hand it back until I had it right.  That’s how I work.  When you get the pen back from a grind or tuneup and it’s not just exactly right, please don’t think that we’re finished.  Let me know how it feels and we’ll continue the work from there.  First return gets free shipping, after that I ask that you pay for the return shipping.  Any questions please do ask.

I do not offer flex mods or XXF or finer grinds.

More reading about nibs in general:
Edison Pens: A note about nibs.
Richard Binder:  A note about nibs.
Ravens March: A great resource on adjusting flow.