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Does This Look Funny To You?

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#1 jekostas

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:38

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It looks a little funny to me.



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:50

I guess it looks like someone tried to increase flow by pressing the nib against a surface. Lots of such free advice can be found.

Pls post a side view of the nib.
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#3 Intensity

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 04:58

Yes definitely, that left tine is deformed.  Not simply the slit cut at a bad angle or overpolished, but actually the tine is bent to the left somehow.  Not sure how that was done, as it seems to be in the same horizontal plane with the other tine, without twisting.


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:02

It looks a little funny to me.

 

 

I personally don't see the humour in that, because I inadvertently bent the tines sideways kinda like that when I replaced a #6 nib on a PenBBS 355, but neglected to check that there was enough headroom before I capped the pen... and didn't know better to stop at the first hint of physical resistance.

 

When I 'unbent' the tines, at one point they looked kinda like what you showed in the photo.


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:34

I guess humour doesn't work well over the internet  

 

Yes, the nib is clearly damaged.  Unfortunately, this is how this particular pen came out of the box, and the seller sold the pen as new and unused.  I have my doubts about that statement.  It's a titanium nib, BTW, from a Delta Titanio Titan Grey LE, so it's not really replaceable.

 

 

Not simply the slit cut at a bad angle or overpolished, but actually the tine is bent to the left somehow.  Not sure how that was done, as it seems to be in the same horizontal plane with the other tine, without twisting.

 

This was pretty much the exact state of the tine - bent out, but on the same plane and not twisted.  I've never seen a nib damaged or bent in quite this fashion.  Normally when a nib is knocked on it's side or dropped, you would expect the a tine to be bent inwards, not out.  It it had been sprung, I would've expected the tine to be lifted up.  It was definitely odd.

 

All that said, this particular story has a happy ending.

 

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I was able to get the tine straightened out with a little work.  It was actually easier than I expected, but this is the first time I've ever worked on a titanium nib.



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Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:59

I guess humour doesn't work well over the internet

 

 

Considering that I was deadpanning, I guess you're right.


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 06:11

Oh, perhaps titanium is more able to bend sideways like that, unlike stainless steel or gold.  I have a few titanium items, but none are nibs, so not sure how malleable those would be.


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 06:43

 

 

Considering that I was deadpanning, I guess you're right.

You omitted the deadpan emoji set - an animal lying on its back with its four legs stuck straight up in the air + an aerial view of a cast-iron frying pan.

 

Careless.


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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:09


All that said, this particular story has a happy ending.

 

 

 

Well done! Just in case, that's a Bock nib.


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 20:49

 

 

Considering that I was deadpanning, I guess you're right.

 

deadpanning is definitely the worst kind of humor to use online, lololol

 

That's how internet feuds start. 


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