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  1. So....the other day I was in a rush and running down a flight of concrete stairs with a bunch of books and my fountain pen in hand. It turned out the cap was only half capped, because while I was turning a corner, it flew out of my hands, smashed into a step, and bounced off a neighboring wall before coming to rest on the floor. ....ouch. My poor heart... Luckily, it was my cheapest pen (probably why I was holding it instead of resting it safely in my pen case), but the point it, the tines are horribly bent and misaligned now. It's my Duke Uranus 308 401, a semi-hooded nib with the smoothest XF ever...and I'd like to repair it. Problem is, where to start and who to pick? I would prefer someone with experiencing smoothing out XF nibs and a reasonable turnaround time. Does anyone have any recommendations? (I tried searching up options before posting this thread, but wow, there are so many that I don't know where to start. I was thinking Mike Masuyama because of his needlepoint nib experience, but I understand he's currently not taking repairs while in the middle of a move.) For reference, I've enclosed pictures of my damaged nib below: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10021199604_489f5be456_c.jpgP1050884 by Jiadepix, on Flickr http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/10021248596_fb15c69f2b_c.jpgP1050885 by Jiadepix, on Flickr http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2847/10021257466_68b2d6725d_c.jpgP1050882 by Jiadepix, on Flickr http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/10021332093_a4ea83d6f7_c.jpgP1050880 by Jiadepix, on Flickr





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