Category Archives: Nib photos

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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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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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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