Category Archives: Nib photos

Profiles in Nib Re-Shaping

I figured I would share these before and after photos of two these nib tips so you can get an idea on what a proper job is on nib smoothing. Often is the case, either by use, or improper “smoothing” … Continue reading

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A .50mm Montblanc Nib Regrind Request

Full pen received on this job, and with only a 3 day turn around time! The owner of this fine pen requested a .50mm regrind from a nib that was a broad stub. You can see the complete proportions of … Continue reading

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.10mm Needlepoint Regrind

A request all the way from Switzerland! When you need very specialized, and exacting work, I am here to assist you! This client sent his Pelikan nib unit for a .10mm needle point regrind, and I delivered. See photos below. … Continue reading

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Tough “Before” and “After” Repair to a Very Rare Mont Blanc #12 Nib!

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Challenging Vintage Mont Blanc #12 Nib Repair!

Many loyal clients to this site like to see the “Before” of a nib repair, and this one will be a challenge! Rare vintage Mont Blanc #12 nib, and it is in need of some serious help! Some serious rebuilding … Continue reading

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Custom 1.30mm Stub for a Platinum 3776 Nib

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Tricky Crack Repairs!

I received these two desirable Waterman’s extra fine flex nib for crack repair, and they are now complete. See the Canadian nib repair, pretty extensive including some hand re-engraving of the imprint. A common issue with these Waterman’s nibs is … Continue reading

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Did You Leave Your Favorite Pen in Your Pocket and It Went Through the Laundry?

Poor, poor pen! Even more, poor, poor nib! Fairly expensive Mont Blanc limited edition pen suffered the tumbles of “Permanent Press” then the “Fluff Cycle.” Not to worry, this nib has a happy ending! See slide show below. Oh, and … Continue reading

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A Special Request!

I received a Pilot VP nib unit today for retipping; the client requested a custom BB 1.20mm oblique, and I was more then able to obliged them! See the slide show below;

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Tricky Parker #12 Nib Repair!

Quite often I receive the most difficult nibs to work on, and rare too! Case in point; this Parker #12 Lucky Curve nib; the largest and rarest nib of the early Parker line. Split in half and requiring a retip, … Continue reading

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