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Anyone Selling Modified Noodlers Nibs?


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#1 RockingLR

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 21:11

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post so i'll apologize in advance.  I have recently gotten a Noodlers Konrad and I've had fun practicing flex and I really enjoy using it but it's really too broad for my tastes...Mine appears to be around a medium normal writing.  I'm just not mechanically inclined at all and I know should i attempt the mods on my own I'd trash it, plush I don't have any tools that would come close enough for work on a nib, and I can't afford those nice vintage nibs. 

 I use a Pilot metro fine for everyday writing, and I was wondering if anyone here sells the modified Noodlers nibs that have been ground to fine/xtra fine and have the "ease of flex" mod to them? If no one on here sells them can anyone point me to someone who does? 
 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:28

Pendelton Brown........often refereed to as PB here on the com, has Ahab nibs with the Ahab Mod....two half moons ground out taking the pen from a hard semi-flex to an easy superflex....first stage, Easy Full Flex.

I'm sure he can do your Konrad.......even make it skinny.


www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 14:18

Thank you! :) 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 15:52

You are welcome.

I have a slew of semi&maxi-semi-flex nibs and 5 or so Superflex in the first level Easy Full Flex and two Wet Noodles.

For a "Superflex" nib having to press with semi-flex pressure like an Ahab is a lot of work. Once my Ahab was modified with the two half moon removal, it ended up Easy Full Flex, so went from the box to out for a year............I have too many pens to keep any pen out for longer than that.

 

It became a fun nib, giving me good line superflex variation with a bit more than slight pressure.

It will be more fun, with less effort......True the nib may only last 2 years so modified, but it's two fun years.


www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs

 

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 17:57

It became a fun nib, giving me good line superflex variation with a bit more than slight pressure.

It will be more fun, with less effort......True the nib may only last 2 years so modified, but it's two fun years.

 

Well, at least we can buy replacement nibs now so for $7 for a new nib I'd say 2 years of fun and enjoyment with a mod is so worth it! :D While i'm enjoying the flex as it is to play with using less pressure would sure be a blast. I don't use it as an everyday writer so I may get even more then a few years out of it :D Cause who doesn't want to embrace their inner calligrapher and play with the inks.....mine may never be good enough to send to people but that doesn't mean i can't have fun with it. hehehe. 





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