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Stub Nib For Pelikan M1000


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#1 Midstream

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 20:04

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.

 



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#2 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 20:18

Perhaps you could look for a used BB nib.

 

I have a slightly stubbish OBB on my 1005. (Not as stubbish as my semi-vintage small W.Germany 600 which is not quite as stubbish as my vintage pens....'50-65 era....are stubs to start with, along with semi-flex for a flairing stub look.)

 

(Semi-flex is Not a lettering nib , unless you want to over stress it.) Nor is it a 'flexi' nib.  It gives real nice flair with out you having to do anything.

It came to my attention...just lately :headsmack: ) if one has to write slow with it, then you are over flexing the nib. I scribble just as fast with semi-flex as any other of my pens.

 

I have B and OB in Pelikan :puddle:  and (OBB in another brand) from that era.....the Pelikan 500's OBBB is much too big to use outside of big 2/3rds-3/4ths a page wide signatures.

 

That vintage stub semi-flex B nib beats my stubbed to 1.0 or B modern 600 nib, because it also semi-flex.

 

Unfortunately the 400/400nn nibs will not fit a 1000 or 800, will fit a 600..


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#3 zaddick

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 06:32

Where are you located in the world? You can buy just a nib unit and have it ground pretty easily in the US. Other countries have options too of course. Nib units are available from European sellers. With a coupon and not paying VAT (again assuming US) they are under $200. A stub grind would be about $40. Add in shipping or get it done at a pen show.

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#4 Christopher Godfrey

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 23:17

Although I have had nothing to do with him, Rolf Thiel (missing-pen) in Germany probably has the sort of nib you are looking for.  Look on eBay and you will find him...

 

He has a good reputation here, I believe.


Edited by Christopher Godfrey, 13 November 2019 - 23:17.


#5 PenBuyer1796

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:43

How stubby do you want the nib? 3B nibs are very expensive. 



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:51

Where are you located in the world? You can buy just a nib unit and have it ground pretty easily in the US. Other countries have options too of course. Nib units are available from European sellers. With a coupon and not paying VAT (again assuming US) they are under $200. A stub grind would be about $40. Add in shipping or get it done at a pen show.

 

With regularly available coupons, no VAT and free shipping to the US, La Couronne du Comte has great pricing on all Pelikan nibs, though shipping/receiving can be slow if back ordered, but tolerable.

 

A few months back I found myself wanting a stub nib for my Renaissance Brown M800. Knowing I wanted something broader than I would get from having the original medium nib ground I purchased a broad nib unit from LCDC and immediately sent it of to Mike Masuyama (mikeitwork.com) and had him grind it to what he calls a Round Nose Cursive Italic (RNCI). Mikes communication is great and before putting the nib in the mail there was a clear understanding of what I wanted, that being an italic/stub grind that was as forgiving as possible to accommodate my writing style even if it meant giving up some amount of line variation for smoothness. What I got was an amazingly smooth writer with great line definition and even greater line variation than I ever expected. And with Mike it was only necessary to send in the nib unit as he had many bench pens available for testing which meant I was never without my pen.


Edited by austinwft, 14 November 2019 - 04:51.


#7 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:48

3B nibs are only for signatures I have a Pelikan 500, OBBB and it takes between 2/3 and 3/4ths a page to write a legal signature.

It is my only BBB out side a Manuscript BBBB which is only good for printing headings.

 

I have two vintage OBB nibs that are semi-flex & stubs as were all the German pens of the '50-70 era out side of Lamy, Tropen and Herlitz. In vintage is 1/2 size narrower than modern, they are good writing pens. I have a OBB W.Germany small 600 OBB in regular flex and the 1005 in OBB regular flex, the 600 is that 1/2 a width narrower and having a tear drop (not stubbed or too stubbed) nib leaves a clean line like vintage.

My OBB 1005, is that 1/2 a width wider and having a blobby ballish tip, Just don't match older pens

If I was going to keep that pen, I'd have it stubbed..

 

I really suggest a vintage OBB or OB already stubbed semi-flex nib that could fit a 600 if you find a posted 400 too small.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#8 Christopher Godfrey

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 16:08

Don't forget that nibs.com sometimes has a few used Pelikan nibs for sale -- look in the nib department...





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