How do I choose my nib?

At Conid we use the high-quality nibs from Peter Bock. Since we strive to deliver the best possible nibs, we choose to fine-tune each and every nib that leaves our premises. How to choose a nib?


What’s the difference in the various numbers in the nibs, e.g. #7 and #8 Broad?
Can different numbers be used on the same Kingsize pen?

The size is the form factor. This number only describes the design of housing and feeder, and has nothing to do with the tipping or writing width.

#8 –> Kingsize
#6 –> Regular, Minimalistica and Giraffe
#5 –> Slimline

I was wanting to know how to pass along the nib specifications when I order?

I would be ordering a medium nib, which I see I can select easily enough, but I would also like to specify smoothness and wetness.
Just put all your desires and specs into the comment box of the order form.
We try to follow them up as close as possible.

Can I change the grind of my nib after its arrival if I change my mind afterwards?

Yes this is possible. Grinding nibs is no problem at all. We can change the grind on your nib if you so desire. The only downside would be that you will have to send it back to us and wait for it to be ground.

I would like to order a BB gold #8 nib with an Architect grind. Although I found a page on your site that says you do architect grinds, I don’t see the option in the webshop. Please let me know if this is something I can order, and if so, how I should go about it.

Yes, we can provide an architect grind. In fact, Johan’s work on this kind of grind has been complimented allot. We choose not to list it in the dropdown box, as we see it as an “advanced grind” (so is the oblique grind for example) which could be an issue-magnet when selected out of curiosity by pen-users that don’t really know what they want.

Please do be informed that the architect grind is the most time consuming, therefore ending up on 36,00 EUR (taken care of by separate payment request after receiving the order).

It is very useful to specify the desired linewidths in the comment box (plural: cross and down stroke) as well as your elevation angle of pen and paper, and Johan will work towards your desires. If he has additional questions he will surely contact you again.


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