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Flexible Stub Fs3 Nib Sheaffer Snorkel

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#1 ELSpartan44


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:02

I had been trying to add a flex nib and a stub nib Snorkel to my collection, and I managed to kill two birds with one stone.


I was not aware that these were even made (honestly it's just so impractical), and from what I can tell, they are pretty uncommon. If anyone else has more insight on that, please post below. 


Please ignore the poor handwriting - I've never used a stub nor a flex nib before, so I'm definitely not doing it justice. 






I saw a couple of posts about flexible stub Snorkels here while researching a bit, but would be interested in seeing any that other people may have.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:13

Very cool!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:45

You have nothing to apologise for in regards to your handwriting; it is pleasant & legible.  I am sure using an unfamiliar nib takes a bit of adjustment.  If you decide your pen is TOO impractical I am sure many of us would trade our "needle nosed" Snorkles with you!  I recently was able to begin using a very nice flexible nibbed pen & I find the beauty is that it is a "normal nib" when desired & NOT when you want it to be.  Enjoy your pen & thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:11

It's a nice looking nib. Enjoy it.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 18:18

Very cool.  Would love to add one of these to my collection for sure.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:43

That looks like a really nice nib -- I'd love to try it out.  I'll bet it could do good service around holiday time (cards etc.).  Also interesting to see again the correlation between flexibility and the lack of a (stamped? engraved?) line between palladium and gold.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 13:37

Flexible Stub Snorkels are VERY hard to find.  Congratulations!  I have an FS3 also, and it is an absolute dream to write with. 

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