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Availability Of Bb, Bbb And Other Specialty Nibs

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#21 inkstainedruth


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 18:33

Nib re-tipping can be quite pricy, as I found out awhile back while research replacement nibs vs. a nibmeister (saw an Azure Blue Pearl Vacumatic in a local-ish antiques mall and the nib was pretty much toast; I wanted to see what prices were like before going back the the store and saying "Will you let me have it for X discount?" and decided that it would *still* be too pricy for me).  

If contemplating going that route, you would have to weigh the relative cost of re-tipping and regrinding on top of whatever you had already paid for the pen.

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#22 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 23:17

Greg Minuskin...yep.

For years I dithered with a couple of my nibs....then as soon as I found a bit cheaper and less expensive postal charge to Spain....my brain got lazy and all I could remember was his first name.....knowing I could find him again...with help from the friends here.


Still dithering....I dither a lot....it's way cheaper than spending money.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,


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