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Hello, I recently found this forum and posted for the first time asking about a pen I had that was very special to me, which, unfortunately, I lost mere weeks later, after having it in my pocket every day for over 20 years (still reeling). Anyway, this community has been very kind and insightful to me, and since I am the furthest thing from a pen expert here, I want to offer whatever expertise I can to support the community. I am a professional studio photographer, specializing in high-end watch photography, as well as jewelry, pens, and other pricey objects (I have also worked ar
MensRea posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopFirstly, I just joined, So, hi there. I been thinking about nibmeisters for sometime now and I have some queries with regards to that, 1, Where do they come from? Where do they get trained for the art, is there a school for nib grinders and pen restorers? Or are they all downsized former employees of FP manufacturing companes who have come out to ply their trade outside. If yes, what with so many smaller companies shutting shop of late due to poor interest and demand, will we one day be left without nibmeisters to approach in times of distress? Or, are they coming from a long line of n