Category Archives: Nib photos

Clogged Feed!

Your pen does not write, yet, the pen is full of ink? Your feed maybe clogged! See below a feed clogged with possibly non-factory ink, and maybe some very caustic gall ink. In my opinion, this is dangerous, for even … Continue reading

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Tricky Nib Multiple Crack Repairs!

Just wanted to share this multiple crack repairs I did, and hand finishing, of a hard to obtain “Security” nib. Enjoy the photos!

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Specialized Hebrew/Arabic/Architect Nib Retip!

ANOTHER UPDATE: Here is a guy who just can’t wait to have this nib! In fact, I have emailed the owner of this pen to see if I can buy the nib from him, to use as a template for … Continue reading

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Some Difficult Retips Today

When it comes to extra fine/needlepoint retipping work, this can be a challenge. But, with skill, and patience, I am able to handle some of the most difficult retipping jobs. See the slide show below of three very challenging nibs … Continue reading

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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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