I have searched quite a while and can't find any shop that sells a ready made stub for a Pelikan M1000. One of the things that sold me on the Pelikan, besides its excellent writing abilities was that it was so easy to change out nibs. I happily set out and bought a pen at the Dallas show, and started looking for a stub but none was to be found, For a mere 500 dollars I could buy a regular nib and have it ground, but for 400 I could buy an entire pen, which I guess will be my next step and send it in to be reground, I hate to lose my ability to use my Pelikan daily so will but another and have it sent in. So my question is, before I do that, can anyone recommend someplace or someone that has just the nib, or if I do have to send one in to have redone, who would you send it to? thanks in advance.