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How Not To Adjust A Nib


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#61 furious

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:24

I was flirting with the idea of using a razor blade on a vintage Conway Stewart 759 14k nib until I happened upon this thread.

Am going to opt for brass shims instead. If that doesn't work, I will send the pen to a professional.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 20:22

Know your limits and never go beyond them!

 

Sometimes spending a little saves alot.

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:25

This is painful. My heart aches to see someone be so brutal with such a wonderful object... This pen looks like an amazing writer, how sad that people can't take good car of such things =\


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#64 Pamurimaharaj

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 16:27

Dont put it in a reverse way



#65 ian1964

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 07:44

Lets be honest. We have all done silly things we live to regret  :( ...I know I have!



#66 Mangrove Jack

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 17:43

What's a penknife for then ?

#67 Snamellit

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 14:28

A penknife is for sharpening pencils. LOL

#68 Snamellit

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 14:28

sorry, duplicate

Edited by Snamellit, 08 March 2015 - 14:29.


#69 Mangrove Jack

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 13:57

A penknife is for sharpening pencils. LOL


Should it not then be called a pencilknife ?

#70 fpnnm

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 23:50

Penknives originated in the pre-fountain-pen era of writing instruments, apparently.

 

"Originally, penknives were used for thinning and pointing quills to prepare them for use as writing instruments and, later, for repairing or re-pointing the quills."

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penknife


Edited by fpnnm, 10 March 2015 - 10:25.


#71 Snamellit

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 23:56

It is amazing that something which is obsolete for roughly 150 years is still a household name.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:44

This will tell you How TO adjust a nib, safely and effectively.

 

http://www.newpentra...rticleGA04.html



#73 fpnnm

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:39

It is amazing that something which is obsolete for roughly 150 years is still a household name.

 

Some calligraphers still use quill pens (I have been led to understand).


Edited by fpnnm, 10 March 2015 - 10:42.


#74 Gloucesterman

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:41

I haven't done it in a while and I used to use exacto an knife to cut quills I used in my calligraphy.


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#75 Rob G

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 22:13

I used a quill briefly as a Civil War reenactor. I even made one, just so I could say I did it. Thank goodness for steel pens!


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#76 kmeredith923

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 19:42

I recall trying to make quills from the tail feathers of the pheasants we raised on my childhood farm. (Proof my fetish for all things writing related started early!) Of course the concept escaped me, but I still feel I did a better, cleaner and potentially more well informed job than whoever attempted homicide with this poor pen!

#77 taash

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:53

Looks like they went at it with a vegetable peeler.  Ouch. 



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Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:55

What's a penknife for then ?

 

A penknife is for sharpening a quill (as in feather) pen.  When the end of the quill gets too frayed, you use your penknife to cut it off and expose a fresh section. 








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