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Fountain Pens

Nibs and Who Makes Them

Daniel Pi

 

Organized by pen-maker: 

Brand

Current Nib Supplier

Historical Sources

Ancora

In-House

 

Aurora

In-House

 

Bexley

JoWo

Until early 2000s: Bock for gold, Schmidt/JoWo for steel

Caran D'Ache

Bock

 

Cleo-Skribent

Bock

 

Conid

Bock

 

Conklin

JoWo

 

Conway Stewart

Bock

Pre-1920: Warranted, 1920-1975: In-House

Cross

In-House and Sailor (only for Peerless 125)

Pelikan and Pilot

Danitrio

Bock (except 24k #50 sized nib on the Yokozuna series, made by an undisclosed Japanese company

JoWo

Delta

Bock

 

Diplomat

Bock

 

Dupont

Bock

 

Eboya

Bock

 

Edison

JoWo

 

Elysee

Bock (finishing by SP Dupont?)

 

Faber Castell

JoWo

 

Graf von Faber Castell

Bock

 

Franklin Christoph

JoWo for steel, Bock and JoWo for gold

Formerly all Bock (including some Schmidt branded Bock)

Goulet

JoWo

 

Hakase

Pilot (and Sailor, but mainly Pilot)

 

Helico

Bock

 

Karas Kustoms

Bock

 

Kaweco

Bock

 

Lamy

Mainly In-House; Bock for specialty nibs

Exclusively Bock in the beginning

Magna Carta

Bock

 

Montblanc

In-House

 

Montegrappa

Bock

 

Monteverde

Bock

 

Ohashido

Sailor

 

Omas

Bock

In-house until 2000

Onoto

Bock

Parker

In-House

 

Pelikan

In-House

Originally Montblanc nibs, later in-house, switched to Bock 1997, transitioned back to in-house since mid-2000s

Pilot/Namiki

In-House

 

Platinum

In-House

 

Romillo

In-House

 

Sailor

In-House

 

Sheaffer

Bock

In-house

Signum

Bock

 

Stipula

Bock

 

Stylo Art

Sailor, Platinum, Pilot, and Bock

 

Taccia

Sailor and JoWo

 

TWSBI

Bock and JoWo

 

Urso

Bock

 

Visconti

Bock

 

Waterman

In-House

 

Yard-o-Led

Bock

 

 

 

And organized by nib-maker: 

Bock

Caran D'Ache, Cleo Skribent, Conid, Conway Stewart, Danitrio, Delta, Diplomat, Dupont, Eboya, Elysee, Graf von Faber Castell, Franklin Christoph, Helico, Kaweco, Karas Kustoms, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Omas, Onoto, Sheaffer, Signum, Stipula, Stylo Art, TWSBI, Visconti, Yard-o-Led

In-House

Ancora, Aurora, Lamy, Montblanc, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot/Namiki, Platinum, Romillo, Sailor, Waterman

JoWo

Bexley, Conklin, Edison, Faber Castell, Franklin Christoph, Goulet, Taccia, TWSBI

Pilot

Hakase, Pilot/Namiki, Stylo Art

Sailor

Hakase, Ohashido, Sailor, Stylo Art, Taccia

 

This list was last updated on June 3, 2017. I will update it periodically. If you have any additions or corrections you'd like to share, feel free to contact me. I also maintain a copy of this list on the Fountain Pen Network.

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