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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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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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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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