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Why I Work Only On Gold Nibs

Slide show says it all; why I only work on gold nibs. Pelikan M800 nib repair showing “Before” and “After” photos! Enjoy!

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(SOLD 06/01/14 THIS FANTASTIC DIP PEN IS GOING TO FLORIDA!) Fairchild Dip Nib #9 Restoration

I recently purchased this extremely rare, large, Fairchild #9 dip nib, which required repair including a retip. Look at the size of that nib! These are not easy to repair, let alone retip, but now, after many hours of work, … Continue reading

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Does Your Nib Have a “Flat Foot?”

Today I received a Waterman’s ripple “Purple” nib for smoothing. Upon close examination one can see that the “foot” of the nib is well worn. After careful micro shaping of the tipping material, I was able to return it to … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Pen Seen Today!

Do you ever get that feeling “OMG” when you see something you know is really good? Well, I did. I saw such a pen. See below a rare Montblanc 149 silver cap band pen from the early 1950’s. It was … Continue reading

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I am Published! Well, Kinda Of…….

(Cover by Mason Cummings. Cover photo by Greg Minuskin.) Ever get that feeling that you have “arrived” but kinda of through the back door? Well, I got an email from a writer named Mark Pothier a few days ago asking … Continue reading

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Some Fun “Before” and “After” Nib Repair Photos

A comment from a client named Hugh S.: Ah…maz…ing!!! Next up has to be broken hearts because obviously you can fix the unfixable. That nib repair is craftsmanship beyond compare! Hugh S.

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Crack Repair, Difficult Location.

You all know by now I do crack repairs, and sometimes when the gold of the nib is thin, well, its hard to do. Case in point this Sheaffer’s Lifetime nib, see photos. Tricky repair to say the least, but … Continue reading

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Another Nib Save! Le Beouf #8 Split in Half!

So, another challenge in nib repair came to my desk in the last week; a hard to obtain Le Beouf #8 nib.The real trick here is to align the nib during the welding process very carefully to the original length … Continue reading

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Some Custom Work on Some Special Pens

Well, the pictures tell the story; the owner of these pens wanted some pretty custom work, and he got it, in just a week too; no long turn around times here where the Minuskin nib shop closes for the holidays! … Continue reading

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Two Vintage Montblanc Nibs, Retipped to Factory Specs!

So, you have some vintage nibs, but are unsure about retipping them, either because they are damaged, or you want to change the size? It is possible to retip and make your nibs look like the original tipping when they … Continue reading

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