What kinds of materials are available?
With exception to the size 8 nib, all nib sizes are available in Stainless Steel, Titanium or Gold. The size 8 nibs are only available in Titanium and Gold. Each material has its own characteristics. Following explanation features our nibs in their standard, non-ground state. Grinding may alter the writing experience, especially in the case of an Italic grind. Read more about grinding below. Read more …
I would like to purchase a # 8 Stainless Steel nib, but I can’t find it anywhere on the webshop?
The reason the Stainless steel nibs don’t show up in Size #8 is simply because they don’t exist. They are not produced by our supplier (Peter Bock).
What is the difference between a rhodinated nib and a gold nib?
Technically, a rhodinated nib is a gold nib (14K) that received a surface plating, giving it a silver-like colour. Hence it’s trivial name: “white gold”. There is no functional advantage on a rhodinated nib. It is purely an aesthetic and value based choice.
Are all nibs made out of stainless steel?
We have Titanium, Gold and Stainless steel nibs available. Depending on the collection, they have a corresponding size and width, which can be custom grinded. For more information about nib sizes, please take a look at “What is the tipping size of the medium, fine and extra fine nib of both #6 and #8 titanium nibs?”
It is the most flex nib. The following order indicates our material from most flexible to least flexible: Titanium – Gold – Stainless steel.
You used to sell 18K Gold nibs instead of 14K Gold nibs. Why the change?
We have opted for the 14k gold nibs because of the writing characteristics. We used to sell 18k nibs but they are much to easily deformed. Gold is a very soft material and is therefore not very suitable for nibs in its pure form (21k). 18k nibs are still a bit too soft for a decent nib, or at least the Bock 18k nibs are. The 14k nibs are very good nibs and will probably last you a lifetime and (if taken good care of) could possibly even outlive your grandchildren.