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#1 watch_art

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:20

I sent four nibs off to goldnibs.com for retipping - all to mediums if I remember right.

I got pictures of the work today and HOT DOG I'm excited!

 

130 Euros or about $178 all in including registered shipping back.

 

Three oversize Sheaffer nibs and one Montblanc 149 nib.  :)

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I wish I would have sent more now.

 

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Edit to add:

And for those who are curious - nibs arrived from Arkansas to Madrid, Spain on July 22nd, and they're being shipped back today, July 29th.

:)

 

And I do have a pic of the nibs before being sent out.  I forgot about this.

 

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#2 Brian C

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:22

That Montblanc nib is looking good.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:09

sweet! how do they retip? resistance welding? soldering?


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:15

Outstanding!


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:16

the before and after are quite dramatic.. did they also send a test inking?



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#6 watch_art

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:39

There were writing samples - but just doodles and a few words - with the nib held in a holder.  I sent nibs only - no pens.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:47

It looks like clean, meticulous work. What happened to that 149 nib? Was someone using it to draw straight lines with a metal-edged ruler?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:52

:)  There's no telling.  That's my guess though.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:45

And for those who are curious - nibs arrived from Arkansas to Madrid, Spain on July 22nd, and they're being shipped back today, July 29th.

:)

 

And I do have a pic of the nibs before being sent out.  I forgot about this.

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:26

Thanks. I have two aurora 88's a vintage P and a archivi storici whose nibs are two fine for me. This is certainly an option to get a nice stub etc.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 14:19

Nice work!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 17:00

Great News! Thanks for sharing this information and please update when you try them. I am certainly happy to learn about this company! 

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 19:15

Nice! They look great. It's good to see more retippers in business.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:15

I sent 8 nibs and I'm delighted with the work and the overall service.  I (by mistake) put a nib in that I was going to scrap.   2 reasons.  The first it was a Mentmore nib and they are relatively cheap and easy to source but more importantly there was only 3 quarters of the nib remaining.

I hadn't realised the nib had been dispatched so when Carlos said the Mentmore was causing more problems than the other nibs I was puzzled.

I was totally amazes when he sent the before and after pictures (and a little embarrassed) and there was a complete nib.  He even wrote the missing 'more' on the nib.

I really only wanted my Waterman 100 year nib repairing (small crack and missing tipping 1 tine) but decided to throw in a few more to see how he managed with a variety.  I did send a Relief nib with nasty crack and he's made a good job of it.

I will definitely be using Goldnibs.com again.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:09

For us Brits this looks like a real boon.

 

I have periodically scrapped a 30 or 40 nibs because in the past I could not find someone local to deal with them. I have now sent my first batch of 13 nibs last Monday, and have 60 or 70 more awaiting dispatch. Being able to reclaim old nibs will help complete the restoration of a good number of vintage pens.

 

I will post details of the finished items in due course 



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:03

Goldnibs.com was something I stumbled onto several months ago quite by accident.  The site has a showcase of their work and it's quite amazing (to me anyways).  Makes me think any nib could be rehabbed and they seem very reasonable price wise.  I was lucky enough to buy a very nice and very reasonably priced Pelikan Ibis from them and couldn't be happier.  Highly recommend goldnibs.com.


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#17 watch_art

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 15:08

Reasonably priced and very nice people to deal with.    To me that's part of what makes the deal.  If the person on the other end of a job is a jerk then I won't consider them for a job.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 15:21

I am very impressed. That looks like great work, and not as horrifically expensive as one might assume it would be.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 23:26

Got em back!
 


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