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Pelikan M805 Stresemann Fine Grind At Sf Pen Show

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#1 ruddy

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 16:44

Hi, I recently purchased my Pelikan M805 Stresemann Fine and absolutely love the way it writes. The nib writes fairly wide for a fine and is comparable if not wider than my sheaffer and cross medium nibs. However, I was wondering if there were grinding options for the Fine rhodinated nib to maybe improve the smoothness as the sweet spot appears to be rather small. I would prioritize smoothness over line variation as I have tall thin handwriting but I would entertain the idea of a cursive italic if smoothness was maintained.

 

Is it possible to grind the fine nib down into a stub or cursive italic and if so, which grind should I get? If not, would tuning improve the smoothness in general?

 

The SF Pen show will be my first pen show and since I'll be going tomorrow, I was wondering if it would even be possible to get the pen ground in person; if so, how early should I get there in order to ensure an opportunity with a nibmeister?

 

Thanks!!


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#2 Lloyd

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 18:38

Can you get the nib swapped for an EF?


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#3 ruddy

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 19:24

Can you get the nib swapped for an EF?

 

Unfortunately I can't. I have however considered buying a vintage 14k nib although I cannot seem to find any for sale online.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 19:57

I don't think grinding to a stub would improve the "sweet spot"? It's my understanding than italics and stubs are less tolerant of rotation than normal round tips?

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 20:04

There will be several well know nib grinders at the show, but I expect their work queue to fill up very quickly. Some may already be booked as they take online reservations. But go to Straits Pens and ask for Sunny. He can grind quite well and he usually has availability as he does not advertise as a nib grinder.

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