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Knock Out Nib And Feed On Modern Montblanc 149


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#1 GAtkins

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:45

All,

 

How do I knock the nib and feed out on a modern Montblanc 149 after I have removed the nib collar from the section?  Seems the nib is wider than the nib/feed sleeve and won't fit in a traditional round-holed knock out block.

 

I've seen on Youtube knock out blocks that look almost like a toothbrush stand that are cut out on about 1/3 of the opening like here https://youtu.be/PyUpjuMENAQ?t=123

 

Thanks for the input.

 

Glenn



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:15

I fit the assembly into the smallest hole that the nib passes through, press the assembly to one side with a finger while with the same hand hold the punch, then tap with a hammer held with the other hand.  Thank you for the link (above).



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 17:15

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 22:20

Thank you gentlemen.  Sometimes the obvious answer is the simplest one, but the simplest one is not always obvious.

 

Worked like a charm.  Your're welcome on the video.  A while back their was a video of a master working on a couple of vintage Montblancs that was quite good but I can't find it.  He was struggling to get them apart without breaking them.  Very interesting.

 

Thanks again.

 

Glenn



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 12:11

For those who haven't watched the video, here is a screenshot of what the maker of the video calls his "professional knockout block" with six holes open on one side, convenient for pens with nibs wider than their section units such as Montblanc149s.  

 

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Now you want one, no doubt.   :rolleyes:


Edited by FredRydr, 25 May 2020 - 12:18.


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Posted 25 May 2020 - 12:37

I like, and use, the commonly available one like the ones pentooling sells, or one made out of a block of wood, because they are more stable.  There is less chance of the knockout block shifting and the nib or feed being damaged.  You want it tall enough that you can knock a long nib and feed out without it being driven into the top of  your bench. 

 

You don't need to buy one.  Take a look at the cheap tools articles on my website.  I still have the wood block i made 15 or 20 years ago.


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