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Nib Meister For Cross Nib Customization


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#1 martin155

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:24

Could you please recommend me nib meister who has experiences customizing Cross nibs. I would need to grind down the nib and left oblique customization. Thank you



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#2 Wolverine1

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 16:41

Where are you located at? Of course you could send it to a number of nibmeisters who are all highly experienced in all kinds of nibs, not just Cross nibs.



#3 martin155

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 18:42

I am from Europe. I am considering either Mike Masuyama or John Sorowka. Has anybody experience with both of them? Who would you recommend? Thank you



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 13:31

I have used Mike Masuyama. He is very competent. Though I havent used John Sorokowa, I have heard about him, FPN members have been saying very good things about the quality of his work. He is  here on FPN also. His username is "Oxonian"



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 14:55

Very pleased with Mike Masuyama's work, I trust him with nibs on $100 pens and $1000 pens. My best writers are the pens he worked on or modified.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 21:21

Mark Bacas has done some excellent work for me and would be my first choice.    Also, his prices are very reasonable, and turnaround time is low.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:30

Also another recommendation for Mark Bacas.  His turn around time is quick, especially if you request the express service.  He was able to return my pens within a week and half with his express service.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 21:42

John Sorowka does excellent work, he turned the M nib on my 149 into a beautiful smooth cursive italic.  My favourite pen now.  :-)



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 22:46

Have used Masuyama many times and Sorowka on two pens that I bought from U.K.

Both do great work.

However, since you're in Europe, would think its simpler/cheaper to ship pen to Sorowka.

If you were in US, use Masuyama or one of the excellent nibmeisters in US.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:10

If you're in Europe (as opposed to the UK, which soon won't be ;) ), it might also be worth talking to Pablo from fpnibs.com in Spain (check out their services at  I've only ever bought new nibs from them, often with custom grinds - but I've found his workmanship to be exceptionally good.





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