Category Archives: Nib photos

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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There is No Closing Here at The Minuskin Nib Shop for the Holidays!

No closing here at the Minuskin nib shop! Just finished up these two custom .90mm crisp italic retips for a local client on his two Parker 51′s. Attention to detail is everything, and especially so when it comes to these … Continue reading

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A Challenging Repair!

So, I get this Parker #12 nib in for repair, see photos below, and now I must “sew up” the crack! Yes, I can do this! Look at the before and after photos! Here is what one customer said already: … Continue reading

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