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#1 handwriter

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 16:23

Hi, here is a video of how nibs were made. I guess the past tense is in order, so I posted it in this forum. Hope you like it:
http://www.central-e...as.php?lang=esp
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 16:57

Thank you, it's a very interesting and beautiful to see how they are manually made.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 17:11

Hi, here is a video of how nibs were made. I guess the past tense is in order, so I posted it in this forum. Hope you like it:
http://www.central-e...as.php?lang=esp


Nice video, thank you! HAving toured the MB nib manufacturing process in Hanburg a few weeks ago, i recognized many of the steps in the porcess. I am surpised by the uncleanliness of theenvironment in the video. The MB process is slmost a lab environment, to the extenet that the floos in the nib making area are especially made to trap any gold dust / pieces that fall to the floor to be reovered peridoically in a number of years.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 17:15

Thanks for the video link.
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#5 hari317

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 17:36

Thats a great video, thanks for sharing. I think Spain might hold a lot of pen making secrets still, I am intrigued.

#6 Mr Ink

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:21

Thank you, handwriter. That is a very interesting video.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:58

Very cool! Thanks.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:31

thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:31

Very cool.

Where is Shawn/watchart? I think this is his next step in pen making! LOL
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:15

Fascinating video. (I kept thinking, watch your fingers!!). The delicate and careful work amazes me.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:40

I now understand why modern nibs do not have the same character as vintage nibs...

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:55


Hi, here is a video of how nibs were made. I guess the past tense is in order, so I posted it in this forum. Hope you like it:
http://www.central-e...as.php?lang=esp


Nice video, thank you! HAving toured the MB nib manufacturing process in Hanburg a few weeks ago, i recognized many of the steps in the porcess. I am surpised by the uncleanliness of theenvironment in the video. The MB process is slmost a lab environment, to the extenet that the floos in the nib making area are especially made to trap any gold dust / pieces that fall to the floor to be reovered peridoically in a number of years.

Adrian


Does MontBlanc manually produce their nibs? I am wondering which companies still make their nibs in such a manual process. I have seen Aurora's and Pilot's nib making processes and they are nothing like this (nothing as manual).

#13 Chi Town

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:55

That was very interesting! Thank You for sharing that with us.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 13:23

Thank you very much for sharing.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 19:10

I loved the precision with which those beautiful gnarled hands worked. Thanks for sharing

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 18:28

Really interesting, Thanks!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 17:23

No tipping?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 18:32

No tipping?

Tipped. Shown between 03:47 to 04:15 in the video.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 20:51

Thank you for the video, very intriguing. But aren't most nibs mostly machine-made these days?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:26

A true craftsman is always a joy to watch.

Thank you for this video - I would never have believed so much was involved in the making of a nib.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 17:34

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:45

Fascinating video. (I kept thinking, watch your fingers!!). The delicate and careful work amazes me.


I just thought the same when he was pressing the gold plates xDD.
Very old and interesting video.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:55

Thanks for posting this. Very interesting to watch.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 13:29

Sorry to revive a dead thread, but I was just wondering today how nibs were made. The video was very interesting. I guess this company is now just a pen shop? I shouldn't say "just a pen shop" because they carry many nice pens. I guess they don't make pens and not nibs anymore. What happened to the equipment?