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Platinum Cool Nib: Removeable?

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#1 jonathan7007

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:55

I like my Platinum Cool nib for its bounce and how that allows a small but character-creating line width variation.

 

I must have gone a bit overboard so the nib is bent up a bit off the top of the feed. I can't get an appropriate corrective angle to bend it back while the nib is on the pen. (Sorry, no picture as yet.) If I make sure the nib is wet (dipped, cartridge twisted to fill the section, or pen point tapped down against the paper) the nib will write OK, and a lot of the original suppleness is still there! If I can remove this metal nib I can work it back into full contact with the feed - well, I *think* I can. I'm willing to take the chance.

 

But careful tugging has not released the nib. It may be made as a module all one with the section/feed.

 

Anyone here ever pulled a Platinum Cool nib?

 

Jonathan



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:53

Sounds like the nib is sprung.

Spreading the tines so they write more than twice the usual line width will do that.

 

You might bend the nib back and it might work for a while, but it won't be the same.

 

Here's a link to Brian Goulet's video on breaking down the Platinum Balance/Cool.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:13

Yes, I realized the nib was sprung. That's why I know I was over-enthusiastic about exploring how much line variation this could produce. In a perfect world I'd buy another, because the pen occupies an interesting spot in nib offerings, but I'll first try to work with what I have. As I wrote, it still has character and I just want better contact with the feed.

Thanks for the video link. I did search here before posting.

Jonathan





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