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Replacement Noodler's Nib?


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Recently bought an Ahab, loved it. Then I dropped it, nib tines were misaligned and I bent them back into shape as well as I can, and the tip is tilted in an annoying way. The tines on my nib refuse to realign completely, meaning the pen is a bit scratcher than I'd like, so I'll need a replacement nib. I need a noodlers nib to replace it, anyone know where I can get one? I can't get any photos, so sorry.

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As far as I know, you can't buy Noodler's nibs by themselves. However, you can buy a Goulet Nib (which I have done after a similar accident with a Konrad). They're not flex, but they're supposed to be nice. Sadly, I'm working away from home, so the nibs are waiting in my Post Office for my return.

 

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Also, Nemosine nibs from XFountainPens are compatible. I have one on a Konrad now.

 

I may be in the minority here, but I have three Noodler's pens with their original nibs in them and I really like the way they write. it's a shame you can't just order replacements.

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I lost the nib to my Ahab down a utility sink drain :wacko: I e-mailed the company rep and they sent me a new one. This was about a year ago, and I don't know if I was just lucky. Perhaps if enough people made the request the company would start selling replacement nibs. Good luck.

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Andersonpens.net sells non-flex Noodler's nibs in a fine and medium size. Odd that there isn't any news about these nibs on the Noodler's page or anywhere else that I can find.

 

http://andersonpens.net/nibs/noodlers?zenid=8d971fdc960e7801ff5f8fce3ef15492

 

No relationship to the website, just surfing around and found it.

Many Thanks for this link .... went there and bought a few ... delivery to the UK was very speedy .... the nibs are very inexpensive and work well .... very pleased to add them to the excellent Knox EF nib I have for my Ahabs/Konrads ....

 

One thing I noticed with all my 'playing' around with Ahabs & Konrads is that some feeds are

1. not quite aligned in their top and bottom main channels - on a couple of feeds I had to really concentrate hard to keep the contact channel image in my mind and not be sidetracked by the 'off centre' bottom channel while I fitted the nib

2. some feeds are not 'flat' on the surface that meets the underside of the nib - one required a great deal of 'heat setting' - in fact one feed I almost 'burned', this is now an excellent feed for any nib!! :-)

3. some 'tip sections' of feeds have a shaping that creates an optical illusion that hinders correct placement - that was another thing I really had to take into account when setting up

 

I have all pens working well now that I have learned to live with feeds that are 'visually wrong' - hope that makes sense

 

Anyway - Thanks again for the nib link.

John

 

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3. some 'tip sections' of feeds have a shaping that creates an optical illusion that hinders correct placement - that was another thing I really had to take into account when setting up

My Ahab feed was like that. The point was not aligned with the channel. After a while, I took a knife and shaved the point to make it in line.

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I think those non-flex nibs were introduced at this year's new england pen show a month or two ago. don't think there were many.

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