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  1. If Dan Smith says it can't be fixed, I'd take him at his word. My superflexy John Holland nib had too damn many cracks to be saved. That's a total drag, but it also raises a question: what makes a nib crack? I'd imagine that each company had its own alloy, and maybe some are less stable than others. Or is it the design of the nib? Conklin Crescent nibs tend to crack across the ends of their distinctive breather holes, but others split lengthwise. Has anyone had a think about this?
  2. sidthecat

    All Hail The Nibsmith

    I recently got back two pens from Dan Smith: the Waterman with the accounting nib was a very grudging starter, but after widening the gap between the tines it starts with enthusiasm. The Mabie Todd was beautifully flexible but desperately skippy: it had to have the nib set further into the section and the uneven tines evened out, and now it writes a treat. I can recommend Dan's service without reservation.
  3. First things first: mods, if this is in the wrong place, please pardon the mistake and move it as necessary. I'm writing to gush some praise at Dan Smith (of FP Geeks fame) and his nib services. About six months ago, I bought a Visconti Homo Sapiens 25th Anniversary (variant on the steel age oversize), with the 1.3mm stub nib, from somebody here on the forums. I got a great deal on one of my grails, and the pen was in beautiful condition when it arrived. This was a huge investment for me as a new hobbyist, far and away my most high-end pen. I was nervous about it given the legendarily un





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