So, I got my first "grail pen" about 2 weeks ago. That is, my new Pelikan M1000 in Fine.
When I received it:
- The pen wrote ever-so-slighty than my TWSBI 580 Fine, which I am fine with.
- The pen wrote wetter than all my other pens (Sailor, TWSBI, etc.)
- While it wrote wetter than all my other pens, it did not write excessively wet. I really liked how the stock flow was.
- However, it had a sweet spot. It wrote like absolute perfection, buttery smooth, no possible feed back at all, and it was nice and springy. As long as the pen was rotated to the left a little.
Needless to say, the last point bugged me to no end. So I took it under my lens, to find that the nib tines were misaligned, the Right being lower than the left.
So I figured I could easily fix this, having done so in the past with other pens.
After doing my "not so effective" work:
- The tines are closer in alignment with each other- The sweet spot has largely gone.
- the nib writes noticebly wetter, too much for my liking
- the nib is not nearly buttery smooth as it once was.
- the nib sings, and at times feels toothy.
So, I think we can agree that my first attempt at tuning this nib is not a very great one; however, what can I do? Is there anything else I can do (preferably), or is it best that the pen go to a nibmeister? I simply want the pen to write as it did when I got it, just without the sweet spot.