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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.


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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.


Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.

 

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#5 RockingLR

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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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