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Hey guys! I picked up this nib in a Waterman 12 eyedropper for $1.50 (missing the cap) I have it fit in a Noodler's nib creaper for the time being. I would like to know exactly what this nib is... It at least resembles the artist nibs that I have seen (that also tend to be in the 12s) does anyone have an exact ID? The curvature seems to be a bit different that the other artist nibs I've seen... It's a wet noodle for sure. Please pardon my crappy flex writing. Photos shortly

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Waterman made their standard nibs with 3 different tine lengths and 5 different degrees of softness (or hardness) so this is probably one of the softest long tines they made. Artist nibs had yet longer and softer tines.

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Nib looks bent/sprung.

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Waterman made their standard nibs with 3 different tine lengths and 5 different degrees of softness (or hardness) so this is probably one of the softest long tines they made. Artist nibs had yet longer and softer tines.

David N will comment if we are lucky and he isn't still swamped.

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Jerome Tarshis

Well, there's necro-posting and now we are waiting for necro-commenting. Would of course be happy to hear from David N however long it takes.

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Nib looks bent/sprung.

It just looks slightly misaligned, maybe from trying to flex too hard. Should not be an issue to readjust

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It just looks slightly misaligned, maybe from trying to flex too hard. Should not be an issue to readjust

Still looks bent and sprung.

Agreed someone tried to hard.

May not be as simple as it looks.

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ADEMiller

Appreciate the comments! I can happily inform everyone that the nib is not in fact bent, sprung, ect. I had it fit into an nib creaper and the ebonite feed had not been adjusted so it was pressing on the nib unevenly, pushing one tine slightly above the other. Problem has long since been fixed via heat setting. However, due to the curiosity and interest it has been drawing, I have moved it to a more safe place. It's a miracle in itself that it managed to not get damaged kicking around without a cap for so long... No reason to put this gem in danger now. I've taken more pictures of it:

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ADEMiller

Can anyone tell me about the Xs marked on the second picture? Is it something done by the original artisan or maybe just someone randomly decided to mark it up???

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