Category Archives: Nib photos

Profiles in Tipping!

Quite frequently I receive new pens in the mail to “smooth out” the tipping from the original factory grind. I don’t know what is up with many of the factories with “faceted” tipping, but I do know I smooth out … Continue reading

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An Especially Egregious Victim of the “Abrasive Beast!”

Sometimes I can’t save the damage to a nib, it is that bad! Cursed the Abrasive Beast! So, a retip is in order. Per the clients request, I have retipped this Sailor 21c nib to a .50mm size. Back in … Continue reading

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When Good Nibs are Treated Badly! Beware of the “Abrasive Beast!”

Don’t you just love it when someone uses sandpaper on your nib, in their “skilled” attempt to smooth it for you? Nothing good comes from this, all you get is a flat “foot” that is scratchy, and does not write … Continue reading

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Recent Retip to an Unusual Faber Castell 14k Gold Nib

A good client requested I retip his nib to a .90mm factory size, and it came out really nice. Near identical to what the factory would have done back in the day. Enjoy the photos!

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A Well Known and Celebrated Artist in Singapore Is Enjoying a Very Special Pen I Modified for Him!

Here is a link to Andrew Tan’s blog site; he is a foremost illustrator and story teller, amazingly gifted artist of the most superb talent! Drewscape And check out the work Andrew did for the Singapore Government with a vintage … Continue reading

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HAPPY FOUNTAIN PEN DAY!

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A Restoration and Retip of a Rare, Williamson Nib

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Today’s Retips, from Big To Small!

Enjoy these photos/slide show of today’s retips! Update; Just received an email from the owner of the Waterman’s 100 Year nib when he saw the photos; “beautiful craftsmanship;marvelous work;thank you for your work on this; p.s. please feel free to … Continue reading

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Custom Broad Retip for 7 Parker 51 Nibs!

A customer request! Broad ball retips to 7 of his Parker 51 nibs in inventory. Of course I am up to the challenge and they will be in the happy hands of the customer soon! Enjoy the pictures!

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Did Your Nib Tines Cross Their “Legs?”

Just received this vintage Omas for repair; had a nasty encounter with its cap lip, and as you can see, the results were not favorable 🙁 All is not lost! After a few hours of careful, hand work, I was … Continue reading

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