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    Default Waterman's NW5 nib

    One of my Waterman's pens is a 515 with a nib inscription of...

    WATERMAN'S
    MANIFOLD
    14 ct
    NW5

    Does anyone here know what the 'MANIFOLD' and 'NW5' refer to? I can't find anything anywhere about it anywhere.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    MANIFOLD means it is a very stiff nib intended for use with carbon paper copies.

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    W5 is Waterman Nib size #5 I don't know what the N is. Was your nib made in England?

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawler View Post
    W5 is Waterman Nib size #5 I don't know what the N is. Was your nib made in England?
    Yes. Thanks. Odd how no one, anywhere, seems to know what the 'N' means.

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    Could the N mean "Nib"? As in: Nib Waterman #5
    Just guessing, as I am in no way a Waterman expert.

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    I just bought a Waterman pen with this nib and I am waiting for that.

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    Default Re: Waterman's NW5 nib

    I got my Pen with the Manifold nib.
    It is an interesting nib write EF Fine line and is a very Rigid nib.
    But my nib is very dry and needs to get into the tune to be a bit wetter.

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