Type Fountain pen handmade of Indian ebonite (hard rubber) ... this version of the pen has a screw-in German nib unit.
Product Name Model 8B is a version of the Model 8 that is fatter. This is a Ranga style that is torpedo-shaped with pointed tops and bottoms. This listing is for the 8B with the new style Ranga clip. We will be phasing out the 8Bs with the old style clips, as the clips are not interchangeable.
Manufacturer and Year Ranga Pen Company, India - current model
Length 6-1/4". The area of the section where most people grip the pen is 10.5mm (as opposed to 10mm for the slimmer Model 8). The widest area of the barrel is 14.5mm (as opposed to 12.5mm for the Model 8).
Filling System International style cartridges and converters. The pen has been configured to accept a screw-in German nib unit which works with international style cartirdges and converters. A converter will be included.
In addition, the converter can be removed so that you can use the pen as an eyedropper.
Color This listing is for Ranga 8B pens in standard ebonite. We have these in a few different colors, and we'll be adding more. There are a few "premium ebonite" colors which have a higher price, and you will see them in a separate listing. Gold or silver colored clip.
Nib You have a choice of nibs. The pen is fitted with a German screw-in nib unit made by JoWo in its standard configuration. We offer this nib set-up with steel JoWo nibs. The base price is for the steel nibs, and you'll see the additional amounts in the pulldown menu for the other options:
- polished steel and gold tone nibs
- nib sizes in XF, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1mm and 1.5mm.
See writing sample for the standard JoWo nibs below.
Condition Brand new, never used. New converter.