Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Availability Of Bb, Bbb And Other Specialty Nibs

nibs double broad triple broad oblique italic

21 replies to this topic

#21 inkstainedruth

inkstainedruth

    Ancient Artifact

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,960 posts
  • Flag:

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.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Sponsored Content

#22 Bo Bo Olson

Bo Bo Olson

    Pen Dust

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,919 posts
  • Location:Germany

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,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 




Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: nibs, double broad, triple broad, oblique, italic



Sponsored Content




|