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Conklin Flexy Nib Rescue

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#1 Uncial


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 09:58

I've a couple of Conklin NL's and all of them have very nice nibs. One has sat in the drawer for a while; it was badly stained many moons ago from a leakage. I pulled it out this morning to discover it had a significant crack down through the barrel and suspect it must have had a weak point at the crescent cut. Anyway, ebonite pens are not exactly easy to fix and the crack looks pretty ugly so I was going to rescue the nib and feed out of this for use in another pen. The only problem is I have no idea what other pen bodies this might fit in. Anyone done a successful transfer of this type who would mind telling me what body they put it into?

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 17:47

Most of the nibs of that era are similar in size, so if you have other pens around you can eyeball the nibs and see if it should fit. It seems there was a certain expectation that nibs could be replaced.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 12:46

$50 says it's a #2. try sticking it in something like an FPR himalaya or noodlers charlie.


Post a picture of the crack. I've "salvaged" pens that were going to be junk with epoxy. Not a forever fix, but I fixed a garbage-bin eversharp that broke the barrel clean in half with JB weld - you can BARELY see the line if you look, and it'll almost certainly last until the sac dies and I finally have to throw it away

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