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What's Going On With Richard Binder's Shop & Nib Service?

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#21 Blueorb

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 21:55

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:13

I've done business with both Tim Girdler and Linda Kennedy (Indy-Pen-Dance).  Both have been training with Richard Binder, and both do extremely good nib work, IMHO.  As things unfold, it also appears that Indy-Pen-Dance is also carrying on with the pens of the Gate City Pen Company.  Too bad nobody is able to carry on with their Ever Flo inks.

 

I've dealt with Linda and Mike at Indy-Pen-Dance, and I'm confident that any pen you buy from them will write well. They obviously have Richard's recommendation too.

 

As for the Everflo inks, they have Black and Blue listed on their web site. I don't know whether this is left-over from when Gate City was selling it or whether it's current production.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 05:50

I think the EverFlo inks have long been discontinued. Richard was kind enough to sell me a remnant bottle of a particular color. When the ink is gone I'll still keep the bottle

Mr Binder while renowned as a nibmiester, has left a body of work on his web site that should NEVER be deleted. When he stops adding to it I hope it would be available on a CD, or whatever we have then. I constantly refer to it and look at it even when not researching a question. Even the musings are a treat to read and the diagrams are works of art in addition to being very clarifying. 

While there are many skilled pretenders to the throne, Richard has gone the extra mile to reach out with his skills and his quest to educate fountain pen enthusiasts, both new and not-so-new and passing on his skills to (dare I say) apostles

I admire the orderliness of his closing down for a well deserved retirement, while still remaining on the side of the stage as an enthusiast. I hope to see Richard and his wife at the various pen shows, if only to wave Hello, if not to buy a pen (or two)



#24 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 00:16

I think the EverFlo inks have long been discontinued. Richard was kind enough to sell me a remnant bottle of a particular color. When the ink is gone I'll still keep the bottle

Mr Binder while renowned as a nibmiester, has left a body of work on his web site that should NEVER be deleted. When he stops adding to it I hope it would be available on a CD, or whatever we have then. I constantly refer to it and look at it even when not researching a question. Even the musings are a treat to read and the diagrams are works of art in addition to being very clarifying. 

While there are many skilled pretenders to the throne, Richard has gone the extra mile to reach out with his skills and his quest to educate fountain pen enthusiasts, both new and not-so-new and passing on his skills to (dare I say) apostles

I admire the orderliness of his closing down for a well deserved retirement, while still remaining on the side of the stage as an enthusiast. I hope to see Richard and his wife at the various pen shows, if only to wave Hello, if not to buy a pen (or two)

 

+ Pi! Richard and Barbara have brought A LOT of enjoyment to A LOT of pen people.

 

A Well Deserved retirement.

 

I believe Richard's pen wiki is available on iTunes.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 19:26

Richard will be missed.

 

As for where else to go: The Fountain Pen Hospital provides terrific repair service, too.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 19:40

I am seconding the fountain pen hospital, for vintage pens; And it would be a shame if Mr. Binder's notes, musings, and articles were ever lost!



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 23:47

Thanks for the info on Mr. Binder. I was fortunate enough to get a few pens from him just before this transition, all of which, of course, write superbly.

 

I've purchased pens from Nibs.com before and had an excellent experience.

 

Have not yet had the pleasure of interacting with any of the other nib masters others mentioned above, but look forward to doing so in the near future.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:38

Meanwhile, I just received a .5mm Italifine/XF nib for my Edison Collier from Mr. Binder. Beautiful job it is. (I'd previously got a .9mm Italifine for a Pelikan M205).

 

So, while easing out of the retail pen bidness, he's still selling lovely nibs for various pens, at least for a while.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 16:23

Richard's repair flag has been handed over to James Baer for a while and between him and Ron Zorn, I think anything can be repaired properly



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:28

Does anyone know of anyone who will do an “ItaliFine” grind?

 

I had a pen scheduled for this a couple of years back, but ran into financial difficulties.

 

The pen in question is an Aurora Hastil if that matters.







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