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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (2Nd Gen.) - In Need Of Repair Advice

wahl-eversharp doric repair

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#21 sidthecat

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 22:43

That half-demolished nib turned out to be a treasure! It's the most flexible nib I own and it's made the ringtop into a great drawing pen. I've heard many people describe this or that pen as "handling like a brush" but this nib truly has that quality.
 
So they're totally worth buying, if you run into one.

Edited by sidthecat, 01 February 2017 - 03:23.


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#22 sidthecat

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 18:48

Update: we'll see if my advice is any good: I just bought another half-demolished Adjustable nib to fit onto another ringtop Doric. Wish me luck.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:47

Hey sidthecat, in your experience, is there a marked difference between a sliderless adjustable nib and having the slider on the most flexible position?

Just curious (not that i plan to rip off my slider  :P )



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:49

Until Mr. Saperstein finishes work on my Airliner I can't say, because I've never used that nib with an intact slider. I have a Junior in Kashmir that came with a marvelous 18k needlepoint nib, but I suspect they're as rare as the Adjustable. I do find it interesting that an arguably broken nib can be so useful. Perhaps the slider functions as a flex inhibiter, but we'd need the experience of someone who's used the things both ways.





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