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Recommendations For Repairing A Bent Pelikan M1005 Nib

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#1 draw4.4ward

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:10

A couple months ago I purchased a Pelikan M1005 demonstrator with a Medium nib, which has been a "grail" pen for me for quite a while.

 

While it flowed like Niagara Falls at first, liberally spilling the stunning Akkerman Shocking Blue all over my Rhodia notebook's pages, somehow after removing the nib several times I must have pinched too hard or something because I completely lost ink flow. After fiddling for a while I could get it to flow while writing with the pen at a 90 degree angle. But nothing while writing normally. 

 

I've been frustrated with myself about this, but after scouring the forums here and elsewhere, in trying several different approaches with growing frustration I somehow accidentally bent the nib pretty badly (close to the point, where the nib touches the paper).

 

I (finally!) decided I didn't want to do any more damage (not that much more could be done) so I tried briefly to straighten it, which worked a little bit, and then just left it alone.

 

All that to get to my question: I know there are lots of great pen repair people, but I'm wondered if anyone can make a recommendation on someone who specializes in straightening bent nibs?

 

I also need to get the ink flowing again, but I'm first concerned about not doing more damage to the nib and getting it straightened. I'm just wondering who I should send this to for the best results as I really want to use this pen for many years to come and would like to find the best person possible to fix it. 

 

Thank you in advance for any input!

-Dan



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#2 therecorder

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:28

http://www.nibs.com/beforeandafter.htm

 

http://www.nibs.com/WhoWeArepage.htm



#3 Angela

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:42

Greg Minuskin does wonderful work on nibs. http://gregminuskin.com/?p=18358

#4 draw4.4ward

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 19:45

Amazing photos on both of those sites! Thank you, gentlemen!

It looks like John Mottishaw has about a six month turnaround (unless you pay 2x the amount for it to be done in two weeks), does anyone know if he really does take that long usually, or is that six months kind of a worst case scenario so they have a bit of a buffer?

Also wondering if anyone knows what Greg Minuskin's turnaround time is? I can't seem to find that on his website.

Thanks again!

#5 Dr.Grace

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 20:04

Michael Masuyama at Mikeitwork.com has been good to me in the past. I've never had a nib that looked that bad, but I'm sure he could handle it.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 20:10

I do nib work, but don't advertise it....   I have plenty of work with advanced repairs.  But anyone who repairs pens for a living should better be able to do good nib work too.   Mike and Linda Kennedy, or Jim Baer are two people that I would recommend.  Mike and Linda trained with Richard Binder, Jim worked for Richard for a number of years.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 15:43

It looks like John Mottishaw has about a six month turnaround (unless you pay 2x the amount for it to be done in two weeks), does anyone know if he really does take that long usually, or is that six months kind of a worst case scenario so they have a bit of a buffer?
 

 

In my experience, it takes as long as they say it takes, give or take a month. He has a big backlog and plenty of work. There is a reason for this. 


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 16:22

Greg Minuskin does wonderful work on nibs. http://gregminuskin.com/?p=18358


I second Greg.

His turn-around time is between one to two weeks. Quick responce time. Great work.

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