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Has anyone bought this pen before and can comment on how this writes?

I was confused with the nib discussion also, made in China or not?.

I could not find this pen on the Grifos website either?
DRG99
Hello, you are right this pen is handmade by us (Grifos) but is a special production we made for MD and this is the reason why you will not find it on our website. About the nibs we can't write from where they are. Pen collectors and customers aren't the only to read these posts and protect our sources are part of small company secrets that every business have.
Is easy for a competitor link countries to nib suppliers and then with pics get the same item. Please understand. We grant their quality even if we must say that for this price level they can't be from German Bock company as our more featured pens. Best from Aosta Valley, Italy
Maurizio
DRG99
Although I do not own this pen, after doing some research, it appears Grifos is well respected in fountain pen forums and is pretty proactive in replacing or fixing problems with their products.

Worst case, you can always purchase a different nib. The body of this pen alone is well worth the money. I cannot find anything like it at this price.
Which company manufactures these nibs, and are they Western sizes or Japanese sizes? Trying to figure out what nib size to choose.
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Yeah I also did my research. For a silver barrelled pen, hand made in a small Italian village with a rich history. Their prices are a bargain.
Hello, I do not want say so much on us since obviously would be not fair but if you search for Grifos pens on Google or better again on Fountain Pen Network forum you will find a lot of pen reviews made by our previous customers, also here on Massdrop we run a pretty good number of drops with many fèedbaks. Regards from Italy. Maurizio
Can this pen take other number 6 or number 5 sized nibs, like the goulet nibs? Like the pen body but not sure if I trust the nib and knowing if I can swap it out would ease my worrying
MidfiM
Hello, these silver made pens have nibs number 6 and sure they could be swapped with other #6 nib. However these nibs are pretty good even if aren't from Bock company as our other fountain pens. Always at your disposal! Best regards from Aosta Valley, Italy
Maurizio
My apologies: my earlier questions were in relation to the
Grifos Oikos Fountain Pen.
I am new to Massdrop so if someone could humor me and provide these answers I would really appreciate it.
Did I overlook the crucial step of choosing the nib size, was that not an option when ordering, or do we choose the nib size at a later time?
Allbaj
The last time I was looking at this when you check out you can choose the nib size. I own a Grifos custom silver Zoss pen with 18K gold nib and they are beautiful. It's my favorite pen right now. I believe thier Gold nibs and nibs with the Grifos Griffin's are made by Bock! The nibs on this pen are the five star IPG and are likely Chinese made but who cares since you can order a no. 6 nib that should fit this pen from Goulet pen company. Also from what other people say it seems Grifos may tune these nibs which make them write perfect right out of the box. Grifos pens have a lot of character, hand made, beautiful and for the price they are a bargain. I can't find another solid silver bodied fountain pen for this price. If I had not already made a purchase I'd be all over this.
Anyone know if the nib is rigid?
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I just joined this and am really excited about getting my first pen from you all. I researched the history of your company a bit further and am looking forward to seeing and writing with the craftsmanship so many have raved about. Hopefully you will have other examples from your lineup if this drop is successful with MD. Cheers.
SeadonkeyLove
Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will enjoy your new pen.
Best from Italy
Maurizio
Hello. Beautiful pen! I was wondering who is the manufacturer of the IPG nibs on this pen?
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Hello, sorry for my late answer. To many pens to deliver and few time to check message... you could choose among several nib point from Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Big Broad. Just select your preferred one when you order it.
Regards from Italy
Maurizio
Stubnib
Ok at this point I'm going to make my question more detailed. On the offical Grifos site this pen is $113 but with fees and shipping likely closer to $140 to the US. The $88 dollars seems like a great price. The problem is I don't know what nib comes with it, if it's the same nib as what is on the Grifos site or who the manufacturer of the nib is. The nib on the Grifos site looks very different then the one you have listed here.

https://www.grifos-pens.it/en/fountain-pens/lacquer-silver-fountain-pens/1094-fountain-pen-silver-925-end-of-sale.html

In the pen community the Five Flower IPG nibs are usually frowned upon unless tuned properly. I don't mind you not telling me the name of the manufacturer but I would prefer an option on nibs or more information on the nibs coming with this pen. Are they in fact the same nibs used if I buy the pen from Grifos directly. According to the photos they are not the same though I can be mistaken. If they are the same can you explain why the nib in the photo on the Grifos site is different then that in the Massdrop? Thank you.

It would be great if this had a stub as one of the nib options. I’m hoping that it wouldn’t be too difficult to change it myself; what size nib does it take?
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Hi, thank you so much for solving the issue so quickly, looking forwards to my new nib! excellent customer service, congratulations.

alvarezminte
Received the new nib, works smoothly. Thank you!
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