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    Default Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    Hello all,

    I have an extra 2A nib and feed that I salvaged from an otherwise irrecuperable pen body and I would like to go for a modern/vintage match. Most modern pens seem to go for bigger nibs, though.

    At the moment, it's in a Noodler's pen, but meh...

    Anyone knows if it is compatible to a typical JoWo #5? I would love to put it in a Franklin-Christoph 45, just wondering if it's feasible.

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    What is a 2A nib?
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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    The smaller Waterman gold nibs that were found on models such as the Stalwart and Dauntless.

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    Quote Originally Posted by flaneur View Post
    The smaller Waterman gold nibs that were found on models such as the Stalwart and Dauntless.
    Need more info; what is the curvature, width, insert depth ...

    You are trying to compare a WATERMAN 2A to modern nibs when there was no standard nib nomenclature. To see if things will fit you need to know stuff like thickness at the base, radius of the curve, insert depth and several other factors.
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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    Did the OP save the feed?

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    Does it fit properly in the Noodlers pen that it is currently in? If so, would it be easier to figure out the sizes/compatibility from there...?

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    Sorry, I really don't have any of that information (but yes, I do have the feed). I was simply hoping someone might have done something similar before to tell me what they had to do to make it work. As for the Noodler's nib creaper, the original feed didn't fit but the curvature of the nib was close enough to that of the Noodler's feed that it worked. It was pretty loose, however and had to be set very deeply, almost up to the breather hole.
    Last edited by flaneur; May 1st, 2018 at 10:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    I have used that size nib in a Waterman Laureat, because the original Laureat gold plated nib corroded. There are other similar sized Waterman pens that might use a 2.

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    Default Re: Good modern fit for a 2A nib

    I understand that the 2A designated nibs made in Canada and England; otherwise they're the same size as a #2 nib.

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