Category Archives: Nib photos

Tricky Crack Repiar; Large Onoto #7 Two Tone Nib!

Had to share, and with the permission of the owner, see this tricky “sew up” of a large Onoto #7 nib I did, even with some hand engraving!

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Custom Ball Retip, Near Perfection!

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A Recent Victim of the “Abrasive Beast” and Now Restored!

So, you know how those jokes go; “A guy walks into a bar……” Well, this Parker Vacumatic arrived/walked in today, and it was suffering from the effects of the dreaded Abrasive Beast! This pen has come to the right “Bar” … 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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Another Victim of the Abrasive Beast!

Parker 51 nib, really filed down!

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The Graft! It is Complete!

I have a special repair to do, tail reconstruction of this large Goldfink nib. Going to use a donor nib to “graft” a new tail and part of the body on. Here are the Before photos of the planning stage. … Continue reading

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Another Victim of the “Abrasive Beast!”

Wow, talk about smoothing to a flat foot! Check out this victim of the “Abrasive Beast”

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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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Just A Show Of What Can Be Done! A Custom 1.50mm Ball Retip!

A very good client of mine requested a custom ball retip to his oversized Parker English Vacumatic. Of course I rose to the challenge! Perfect symmetry and smooth operation, my high end client will enjoy this signature ball pen for … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t See That Often

I handle a lot of nibs, and I sometimes see some “manufacturing” errors, like coins not struck right at the mint, etc. Here is one; Wahl nib with an extra “slit” on the side. Surprised this one snuck past the … Continue reading

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