Category Archives: Nib photos

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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Factory Original Retip to a Mont Blanc 149

Just finished this retip to a Mont Blanc 149. The client requested that it be a .40mm in size, and original looking as possible. Notice the original white/two tone aspects of the nib have been preserved during the retipping process.

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Custom .30mm Fine Retip!

Client from India sent me his date code 1943 Parker 51 nib for a .30mm fine ball retip. As you can see in the “before” photos, the nib tipping was flat, and damaged. Now the nib sports a .30mm fine … Continue reading

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Parker Full Size Duofold Crack Repair!

Massive tail crack on this full size Parker Duofold nib. Now, expertly welded and ready to live again in a pen!

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Custom .90mm Ball Retip!

A request from a good client of mine in Canada; custom .90mm ball retip to his sea foam green full size Sheaffer’s Autograph Balance pen. Perfect round ball, smooth too! Lots of ink flow! Enjoy!

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