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#1 The-Thinker


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Posted 20 August 2020 - 23:41

Who would you recommend for nib customization ? Required would be stacking gold nibs, gridding and retipping them ?


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 05:58



You supply the gold nibs, and I'm certain @Honeybadgers will be happy to give it a go (for a price for his time and effort); and then a professional nibmeister such as Mike Masuyama or Dan Smith — (only) if you aren't happy with the details of the result of @Honeybadger's attempt — can fix it to your specifications.


Or you can just hunt for a used Naginata King Eagle or some such in the market, then send it to a professional nibmeister if you desire further customisation.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:04

Pen Sloth is another person experimenting with stacking nibs. I don't think Ralph at Regalia works on other people's nibs, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:07


"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 15:12

Jim, otherwise known as PenSloth, here.


I won't touch gold nibs. Stacking is my specialty, and I can re-tip. However, my supply of tipping material is very low and it is much more difficult to get now.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 22:17

After using the fine services of two well known nib-techs (John Mottishaw & Mike Masuyama) in the past, I finally settled on Pendleton Brown's nib modifications. 

I've loved to write with every single Butter-Line-Stub he has ever ground for me.  The most recent was the stubbing of a Sailor 14c H-B nib.  What I received from Pendleton was an approximate 0.4 mm. BLS nib, the narrowest stub I own. 

He has worked on two #6 size 18c JoWo nibs in the past & four Kaweco 14c BB, B & M nibs.  Excellent communication & at least in my experience, a fast enough work queue.  Highly recommended.  Fees are competative.  (no affiliation). 

Edited by tinta, 21 August 2020 - 22:26.

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14c. H-B "M" BLS (PB) *2 Sailor 1911S Burgundy/gold: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c. (factory) "H-B" *Kaweco SPECIAL FP: 14c.,-0.6 mm BLS, (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "M" -0.4 mm.BLS, (PB)

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