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Twsbi Classic Metal Ferrule Removal?


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#1 EMQG

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:45

Hello!
 

I'm thinking of buying a TWSBI Classic. Unfortunately, these pens have a little metal ferrule at the end of the section. That's a problem for me, as I know from experience restoring vintage pens that metal on sections corrodes over time. I'd like to remove it, and replace it with my own plastic one at a later date (a few years) when I get a lathe.

 

I know it can be removed by unscrewing the nib unit, but will it go back together well without it? What does it look like when it's off?

 

Could an owner of one post a picture or two please?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 00:27

Not a starter, I'm afraid: that ferrule holds the plastic sheath of the section in place.  Remove the ferrule and it slides right off.

 

However, note that the metal is the same steel that the nib is made from: it is unlikely to corrode.  I certainly hope so anyway, since I just bought my first Classic, and am planning on at least one more.

 

Remember that this is not a vintage pen: materials have improved drastically over the last century, as have ink formulations, which are no where near as corrosive as they used to be.

 

Buy the pen and enjoy it.  I really like mine ... YMMV!


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:48

Thanks!

I'm gonna email TWSBI and ask what the ferrule is made of. I know they don't make their own nibs (Jowo does), but that doesn't rule out high quality stainless steel ferrules I suppose






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