First I'll start with the good news, my replacement M1005 nib has arrived. I opted for the EF following feedback from forum members, if I didn't like the size I figured it would be an easy swap.
Now for the bad news and sadly my fifth bad Pelikan nib in a row and second for the M1005 Stresemann.
I dip tested the nib with a good saturation in one of my favourite inks, Mont Blanc British Racing Green then proceeded to draw 5 strokes, up, down, left, right then the diagonal stokes, NE, SE, SW, NE.
Up was very scratchy, almost chewing the paper (Rhodia Pad). The NE stoke is where the nib took a mouthful of paper fibres. It was akin to writing with a scalpel tip.
By this point I really could not believe I have another bad nib and hoped for a simple alignment fix...alas my luck was out.
This nib has been smashed into a buffer wheel, at an angle to the top of the nib and the same angle of attack to the bottom of the nib resulting in a heavily over polished and rounded left tine at the top of the nib and the same at the bottom of the nib.
I'll try to convey the issue as below -
Views of the bottom of the nib, facing the writing surface.
Views of the top of the nib.
Face on to the tip.
Highlighting the over polished left tine whilst the right tine appears crisp and sharp at the slit with more tipping material remaining. The left tine is rounded like a pebble.
Note the stamping is also off centre, a common issue to all the nibs listed earlier in this thread.
View of the writing surface.
The next two photos are of the original Broad nib which exhibits the same issue with the left most tine only being heavily over polished.
To summarise, this is the state of the tip.
This is a typical cross section of both the EF and B nib.
This is the condition of the tines viewed from the top and bottom of the nib.
Am I experiencing incredible statistical phenomena or is this a pattern of sloppy workmanship, poor quality control and increasing customer frustration?
Remember this is the fifth nib in a row, from three different offical Pelikan dealers in the space of three months.
2x M805 nibs
1x M815 nib
2x M1005 nibs.
"My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined" Review brah.
Edited to add - Pelikan 140......
Edited by jaytaylor, 13 October 2019 - 21:07.