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Pelikan Bb, 3B And Oblique Discontinuation?!

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#1 Sach

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 17:45

I started a thread here last year about Pelikan stopping the production of these nibs.

 

The Pelikan website continues to display these nibs as options and has a whole section (pun intended) dedicated to "selecting the correct nib", with these nibs being options to choose from.

 

Was reading a thread the other day, in which a post from a reliable German member stated that Pelikan may be considering a U-turn on this decision. 

 

Any news on this?



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 17:53

Pelikan's selling point was its interchangable nibs and the range of nibs it offered. Maybe they have received much feedback about people wanting these nibs, thus the U-turn.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 18:28

I'm a 3B lover, so it would be nice not to have to leave the brand.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 20:28

It seems to me to be too long to still be selling out existing inventory; here is to hoping that Pelikan reversed themselves.  Of course, this question could also be asked directly to Pelikan or one of their distributors.  



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 21:30

While it would be nice to bring back these nibs, the big problem was that they were round and "bloby" and that to make them write with any character you needed to have them stubed. Because of this nobody was buying them or if they did they ended up returning them. If they brought back these nibs they would also need to have them ground as they were in back in the 80's.


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 21:43

Bringing back the grind from the 80's would be amazing but I won't hold my breath. Still, fun to dream.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 21:44

While it would be nice to bring back these nibs, the big problem was that they were round and "bloby" and that to make them write with any character you needed to have them stubed. Because of this nobody was buying them or if they did they ended up returning them. If they brought back these nibs they would also need to have them ground as they were in back in the 80's.

 

 

Yes, but we at least need the nibs to be stubbed, etc.,



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 22:45

Yes, but we at least need the nibs to be stubbed, etc.,


Precisely..
We still need the "blob end" as a canvas to begin with. They were just such great nibs as starting points, without the need to have expensive re-tipping performed to make them exciting.

Thanks for everyone offering info here, but I'm more interested to know if anyone has heard from Pelikan that they are indeed going to continue offering these nibs..

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 23:02

Best bet is to get a dealer to inquire and report back here...

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 23:45

i have been stockpiling m800 and m1000 3b and o3b nibs since this news dropped - anybody else?

all of my recent interactions with rolf and r. martini gave me the impression that their supplies of these nibs were indeed dwindling...

also, i picked up an m800 and m1000 from mr. mottishaw last month - both 3ob - and he was still under the impression that pelikan was NOT making these anymore. he did confirm that his supplies of these nibs were very limited.

of course, it would be great to confirm one way or the other with pelikan!

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 17:21

i did reach out to chartpak (pelikan's us distributor) - according to them pelikan germany has stopped making them. so i guess that means there are no new plans to turn the big nib machines back on? anyone have any other info?

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 17:35

The Writing Desk in the UK states: 

"As of late 2012 Pelikan has discontinued extra-broad (BB and 3B) and oblique (OM, OB, OBB and O3B) nib sizes from its ranges"


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 01:56

Iirc there is a nib grinding servise to what ever you wish at the Hanover plant, but only there and if you buy the nib at this occasion.





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