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Hello, I have recently bought a Sheaffer Balance 2 in crimson glow. It has a broad nib and I`m wondering about the size of that nib, thinking of eventually fitting a vintage Sheaffer Balance nib (EF) on this pen. Will an old number 5 nib fit? Thanks in advance, Greetings, Steffi
como posted a topic in Of Nibs & TinesI had the pleasure of seeing a very nice vintage fountain pen during a recent dinner with a friend. The pen belonged to the his late grandfather. It is an Omas Extra lever filler with marbled brown celluloid. I love looking at any vintage pens, and noticed that the nib is not the usual Omas vintage nib. It has a kind of sheep(?) imprint on the nib with "14K-585" and "OSMIUM" on it. I didn't write with it, but I tried on my thumb nail and it feels very soft and flexible, a typical wonderful vintage nib of that era. With the permission of my friend, I posted the photos of this pen in the hope th
mongrelnomad posted a topic in Fountain Pen ReviewsThose who have been keeping track of my reviews (not to mention my compulsive accumulatory tendencies) will know that I have a bit of a soft-spot for the custom. Sick of the mass-produced homogeneity of modern consumer products, I'm much more liable to give an unknown artisan a chance than purchase another pen from one of the big brands. So when I caught a whiff of C.E. Levi pens, it was really only a matter of time before I pulled the trigger. C.E. Levi is actually Cameron Lewis, a genial (at least via eMail) Canuck with a rather unusual predilection for pens. While it is not unusual for