Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 180

A few days ago, I got an email from VPCer Andy with an update regarding his Kaweco 'Dia2' fountain pen's nib. Here's Andy's email and the photos that accompanied it:

Hello pen friends.

As discussed in our last VPC Zoom meeting, I was not too pleased with the number sized nib on the Kaweco Dia2. It sported the stock 060 Kaweco nib/unit as on all their Classic, Sport, and Al / AC Sport models. This Dia2 is a full sized, classy looking pen which deserves a much more proportional nib to go with it.

(all photos courtesy of Andy ~ please click on images to enlarge)

(Looking sharp my friend....Get ready for a nib transplant!!!) 


$35 CDN from Beaufort Inks in the UK.

 A drastic difference in size with the Bock having much larger shoulders and a longer length. The nib unit is identical in size and thread as the stock Kaweco N060. 


The Bock feed is also different and I particularly like this design pattern of the fins.

The stock Kaweco nib/unit. 

And voila....we have successful pen surgery.

It looks and feels completely different. With that little extra length, I find writing more comfortable and precise. 


The Bock nib is smooth and is light to medium wet. I love the Kaweco fine nib which was exactly how this Bock wrote as demonstrated here in my writing sample.

It all worked out great and that's all for now folks.

Take care and see you on the 15th.


Great to hear that Andy managed to find a nice-looking replacement nib that's more in proportion to the size of the fountain pen...and for a good price, too :) Many thanks for sharing your "nib surgery" story with us, Andy!

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