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I own a beautiful Pilot/ Namiki "Capless" Vanishing Point pen- it's a Decimo, which is slightly slimmer and lighter than the regular VP pens, but takes the same nib- and I LOVE it.

 

I have heard that the nibs for these pens are not well standardized. A few weeks after getting my pen, I broke the nib and had to replace it (rather a costly accident, but nevertheless). The nib size of my pen was, and is, a Fine; but I notice the new nib does not write quite as fine a 'Fine' line as the previous, original nib did.

 

I liked the thinner line (didn't want to go to "Extra Fine", because I thought an EF nib might be too delicate- requires a light hand,)

 

Is there a way I can have the nib adjusted? Would it cost as much, or nearly, as buying a whole new nib again?

Any thoughts?

 

thanks!

- M

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I have a Vanishing Point, too. The nib is awfully wet and gets long hick-ups every once in a while. As I wrote in another thread, the Pilots are not very reliable.

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TMK- Pilots not very reliable? Are you basing your opinion on a sample of one? Because, I must tell you that you are just plain wrong.

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I have a lot of Pilots, and many of their nibs can be wonderful - but yes, they do have pronounced quality control issues, and sometimes you just get a dud. If you have paid a lot, it's wise to contact your dealer, but Pilot may not offer much more than a long return trip to the factory. A 'nibmeister' may be worth considering as an alternative.

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Don't get me wrong; the nib works beautifully. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it *except* that it writes much more like a Medium, when it's supposed to be a Fine.

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