I recently sent my beloved OMAS MOMA pen off to Dillon ang to have itís broad nib stubbed and tuned.
The MOMA I picked up on eBay is one of my favorite my favorite pens. I like itís lightweight and itís balance. I was never real happy with the broad nib though. The nib wrote a massivly wide line with no real character. It also had a tendancy to Ďskipí at times on the downstroke. I had been planning to send it off to someone and have the nib tuned to resolve the problem, but did not want to be without my pen for a number of months. I had also decided that this might be a good nib to experiment with as a stub.
Enter Dillo. I saw his add on the FPN marketplace and his pricing looked great, better yet, it appeared that the turnaround time would be MUCH quicker than most of the other nibmeisters out there. I sent an e-mail to confirm the price on what I want done an fired off the pen.
Dillon had told me that it was going to take a little longer to turn around my pen because of a house remodel. He apologized and stated that the pen would be returned to me in early September. (I had sent it to him in early August.) This meant that my pen would be gone for weeks, not months. As it was he under promised and over delivered. I got an e-mail last Monday saying my pen was finished, and I received the pen yesterday - August 30th! Talk about fantastic communication and great service! The pen was well packaged and clean as a whistle. I had very carefully cleaned the pen before sending it off, and it was returned to me even cleaner, if that is possible! This is obviously someone who cares!
So - what about the stub you ask? So far I LOVE it. While it is obvious that it is going to take me a while to adapt to it and get the most out of the stub, it is much more forgiving than I would have expected. It takes me a fair amount of concentration to get the kind of variation one can expect from a stub, but the nib writes well and is smooth, even if I am in a hurry and careless. It now lays down a nice wet line reliably. I am really enjoying the stub and could not be happier with the quality of work! As an added bonus - the price was right, $30.00!
Many thanks to Dillon for his fine work and rapid turnaround!
9/13/06 writing sample added
Edited by JimCouch, 14 September 2006 - 05:29.