on saleConklin/Monteverde JoWo Omniflex #6 Steel Nib Unit - Silver

Product Code JW12134

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on saleConklin/Monteverde JoWo Omniflex #6 Steel Nib Unit - Silver

Product Code JW12134

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $30.00


This silver replacement Conklin/Monteverde Omniflex #6 steel fountain pen nib unit made by JoWo will fit into most Conklin and Monteverde pens that accept a #6 nib.

This nib comes installed on a Conklin/Monteverde housing and feed. This nib is a standard #6 size JoWo nib, so it’ll be compatible with many other pens that are built to house #6 nibs. However, the threading on the housing may not be compatible with pens made by companies other than Monteverde and Conklin. In those instances, in order to replace another pen’s nib you’ll need to pull the Omniflex nib out of the housing before an attempt can be made to install it.

As with any modification or alteration to a pen, there exists the possibility of incompatibility, risk of damage, and warranty nullification. So keep these things in mind while you’re (carefully) exploring new possibilities! Our team will do our best to try to communicate where housing compatibility exists, but we will not have an answer for all pens so understand you may have to guess or experiment on your own.

Both the feed and housing are included.

Our note about the JoWo Omniflex nib: This flex nib will allow you to experience more bounce and softness than writing with conventional nibs. You can achieve some line variation with a little additional downward pressure, to a point. We recommend flexing the nib to about twice the line width that you would see without using any pressure. Please take care to avoid pressing too hard on the nib, as over-flexing could prevent the tines from returning fully to their original position and decrease or stop your ink flow.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Pete S.
Typical jowo stiff nib

I got this nib from a different seller and I have to say I agree 100% with all the reviews that state this nib is a loser when it comes to flex. It just doesn't flex at all and all the other jowo nibs I have are mislabeled. Their mediums write like fines. In fact, every Jowo nib I have needs, at least, some work on the micro mesh. It's too bad that almost every affordable pen comes armed with one of these terrible jowo nibs. They must cost about 5 cents to manufacture and about 25 cents to the manufacturer to fit on their pens. So much for the vaunted German excellence.

David W.
Decent nib; not much flex

Like some of the other reviewers, a few years ago I tried the first version of the conklin flex nib and found it poor- hard starts and little flex. This incarnation is better only in that it writes consistently without flexing. Flexing gives some width but not all that much. Overall, it's a better nib than conklin (and monteverde) use for their standard ef-broad widths. Bottom line - works well as a standard fine/medium nib with little flex - hence, the 3 star rating.

This nib is better than the Conklin and Monteverde steel nibs it replaced

This nib is a distinct improvement on the nib that came with my Conklin Duragraph. It is more flexible and the ink flows much more smoothly. The same is true with my Monteverde Jewelria; the steel nib that came with that pen was too stiff and the ink flow was too sporadic. This nib solved both those problems. Although I am happy with this nib, some of the other reviewers did make a valid point when they noted that it did not flex as much as they might have expected. That is not a drawback for me, but it might be for some users.

Omniflex #6 steel nib

Slightly smoother than a JoWo soft fine steel nib, mostly because of its better bounce. It allows for a more restful writing experience.

Layne Z.

Unfortunately this nib has little if any flex. Any fine nib out there can flex as much as this one and offer a finer line with larger line variation. I hate to say it but the FPR flex nib offers everything one could ask for in a modern flex nib. Until someone can match a vintage fine flex, the FPR is the only option.