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Can I Get a "51" Nib Exchanged?
Posted 26 April 2006 - 16:45
The "51" I received was shipped very fast and is what I ordered (made in the USA). It even has the previous owner's name engraved on it which I like for some reason.
The problem is that the pen writes way to "fat" for me. It is extremely smooth and I so want to like it, but it is just way too think a line for my writing style. I like the line width of my Hero 100 F nib much better and it is almost ideal for my writing style.
I'm using Noodler's Black ink.
The question is can I send my "51" and get either an F or XF nib put on it? I would send in writing samples with my Rotring 600 which is close to perfect and my Hero 100 which I consider ideal for camparisons to decide if F or XF (if both are options) are better for my style.
I will try and put samples of my writing on here in the next couple of days in each of these pens.
By the way, I love the "51". I love the idea of someone using this pen before me and I wonder about what all it wrote, where it's been, etc.
Posted 26 April 2006 - 19:37
Another option is to ask if he has one for exchange.
Btw, those wider 51 nibs are harder to find than those with fine nibs and are rather desirable.
Edited by jeen, 26 April 2006 - 19:47.
Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:07
You could have the nib altered, but normally an exchange is a better option.
Email a few pen repairers or put an ad up on the Marketplace, saying you want a swap, you never know.
Stange this in the UK, fine nibs are a hard to find, so when I got a Vac with an XF nib in it, I got the swap done for no more than the postage cost as the XF nib was more valuable to the restorer. So we were both happy
just my .02 worth,
Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert!
Posted 30 April 2006 - 17:29
You can see how thick the new (to me) "51" is compared to the other pens. This pen is too thick writing for me to use but I do want a "51".
For those of you who have a "51", how do my other pens compare to a true F "51"? I believe this "51" is more a M/B instead of an F.
So, is my Hero 100 more of a F or XF on a "51"?
Edited to resize attachment.
Edited by Dadof8, 30 April 2006 - 17:44.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 18:15
The Hero looks EF to me.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:53
Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert!