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RogerRamjet posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopA local B&M shop pretty much buys and sells anything and I deal regularly with them. Had an estate with some fountain pens and he gave me a call. I bought the lot of pens and here are the better pens. I got a decent deal and all are new makers for my collection. Enjoy (I am ) In order: John Holland flat top (Jewel John Holland nib), John Holland "rounded" top (Jewel John Holland nib), Diamond P.P. (Warranted #8 nib), & a National Gold Medal his and hers pens.
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?