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Franklin-Christoph 14k Flex and Flex SIG Nibs

Scott Franklin kindly sent me these new Franklin-Christoph 14k flex and stub-italic gradient (SIG) nibs that they now sell. I was excited to try these out!  Note that the nibs are $115 and $125 respectively, not $150 as I said in the video – my apologies.

Measurements (note that these nibs can be bought on other models than the 66 Stabilis Desk Pen)
Length (capped): 160.2 mm/6.30″
Length (uncapped): 152.9 mm/6.02″
Length (posted): 175.0 mm/6.90″
Diameter (barrel): 8.3 – 14.2 mm/0.33″ – 0.56″
Diameter (section): 10.0 – 12.2 mm/0.39″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 24 g
Weight (cap): 4 g
Weight (body): 20 g

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Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis Ancient Glass Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent over by Franklin-Christophh – thank you!  I like the very-popular antique glass finish of this pen, and Model 66 is a very nice model: large, comfortable, and with a special, Mike Masuyama-tuned nib.

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Serious Nibbage Part 18: Holiday Episode

Happy holidays everyone! Please enjoy this special episode of Serious Nibbage!

Check out previous episodes of Serious Nibbage:

Part 0: Defining Serious Nibbage
Part 1: Noodler’s Neponset

Part 2: Franklin-Christoph “Christoph” Music Nib
Part 3: Conway Stewart Winston
Part 4:  Pelikan Souverän M101N Red Tortoiseshell
Part 5: TWSBI Classic
Part 6: Edison  Menlo
Part 7: Pelikan Souverän M600 Red Stripe
Part 8: Marlen Aleph
Part 9: Montblanc Meisterstück 149
Part 10: Lamy Safari
Part 11: Kaweco Skyline Sport
Part 12: Lamy 2000 Stainless Steel
Part 13: Pelikan Souverän M1000 Green Stripe
Part 14: OMAS Ogiva Alba
Part 15: Sheaffer Legacy Heritage
Part 16: Kaweco 14KT Gold Nib
Part 17: KarasKustoms Ink

If you’d like to sponsor an episode of Serious Nibbage and would like us to review a pen/nib/ink, etc, contact me through the contact page, or via email.

Franklin-Christoph “Christoph” Music Nib

Now here’s something truly special: a nice, modern music nib.  Expect 0% flex, but it does offer serious line variation, being a 1.9 mm italic.  Three tines, two slits, superb ink flow, and a wonderfully smooth writing experience.


Franklin-Christoph Music Nib Writing Sample
Franklin-Christoph Music Nib
Need more details? Check out Serious Nibbage Part 2 with Gourmet Pens.


As promised, I have tried to put this nib in a number of popular pens. I haven’t inked up all of these pens, so I can’t guarantee a wet writing performance, but the nib fits easily in these pens.

Franklin-Christoph 02 – Nib Unit
Franklin-Christoph 03 – Nib Unit
Franklin-Christoph 19 – Nib Unit
Franklin-Christoph 33 – Nib Unit
Franklin-Christoph 40 Panther – Nib Unit
Franklin-Christoph 66 Stabilis – Nib Unit
Edison Collier – Nib Unit
Edison Menlo – Nib Unit
Ken Cavers Cigar – Nib Unit
Lyle Ross Pompey 3 – Nib
Nemosine Singularity – Nib
Jinhao x750 – Nib
Jinhao x450 – Nib
Jinhao 159 – Nib
TWSBI Vac700 – Nib
TWSBI Micarta – Nib
Italix Churchman’s Prescriptor – Nib
Wing Sung 590 – Nib
Noodler’s Ahab – Nib
Noodler’s Konrad – Nib