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#1 WLSpec

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 13:44

I'm afraid I accidentally sprung my Sailor 1911L nib a little. I may have accidentally given a tad too much pressure when writing.

 

It's not bad at all. I can see a tiny separation between the tines, and the nib is writing more like a M than the MF it is (it is noticeably wetter than before). I don't have any skipping or hard starts, I just don't like that it has become much wetter.

 

I may not have actually sprung it, but just in case, what measures can I take to fix it?

 

Thank you.



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#2 Karmachanic

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 14:48

Try, gently but firmly, squeezing the shoulders together for a second. Write and see if there is any difference. If yes, but not enough, squeeze again. If not try for two seconds ..........


Edited by Karmachanic, 12 January 2020 - 14:50.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."


#3 WLSpec

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 20:24

Try, gently but firmly, squeezing the shoulders together for a second. Write and see if there is any difference. If yes, but not enough, squeeze again. If not try for two seconds ..........

I've tried this, doesn't seem to do anything. I will try again though. 



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 23:20

Those Sailor (21c. or even 14c.) nibs are as hard as rock. :yikes:  

I'd consult a trusted nib-tech like Mr. Masuyama who has worked at Sailor,  instead of taking the do-it-yourself approach.  (No affiliation except a "round-nosed CI" nib grind done in the last decade.)

This is my usual council.

 

I know that a good many enthusiasts here like to tinker with some or all parts of their pen, but in the case of a narrow grade, 21c. Sailor nib, I'd let the nib experts make the adjustment. 

It's more costly & takes longer, but there is usually a guarantee with the work.

 

Just my 0.02 CAD.    tinta 


*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold,blue/black 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM),14c. H-B "M" BLS (PB) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c. (factory) "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub





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