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Seeking Reputable, Cost Effective Repair Of Namiki Vp Nibs



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aliasmissferkit

Hi, all,

 

I'm new to this site, having lurked for years...not finding a way to search the forum archives, so forgive my starting a new thread on a topic likely answered before.

 

I have 3 Namiki Vanishing Point nibs, tines in varying degrees of bent-ness, all victims of my ceramic tile floor (and my clumsy fingers). Pilot informs me that they do not repair bent nibs, and cannot refer me. New nibs are $70.

 

So: whom would you recommend for reputable, cost-effective repair?

 

Thanks in advance!

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aliasmissferkit

Generally speaking, it costs more than $70 to repair a nib.

 

Well ... if no one can repair these nibs for under $70 each, that would certainly push me in a certain direction...in shopping about, I often see something like $30 quoted for bent tines. But I imagine there are other, related charges that chock it up?

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Its worth shopping around, but I was under the impression that the $30 is for tines bent so slightly that its more of a nib adjustment. You didn't post any pictures, but its hard to imagine that if you dropped them on a ceramic tile floor that the damage isn't pretty serious. I have a nib that's bent pretty badly right now that I'm looking into fixing, so far the only hard quote I've gotten is $130. You might have better luck.

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Its worth shopping around, but I was under the impression that the $30 is for tines bent so slightly that its more of a nib adjustment. You didn't post any pictures, but its hard to imagine that if you dropped them on a ceramic tile floor that the damage isn't pretty serious. I have a nib that's bent pretty badly right now that I'm looking into fixing, so far the only hard quote I've gotten is $130. You might have better luck.

Well...the most damaged seems not only to have one tine completely out of alignment, but to have a damaged feed. Ok - that's one to replace. The other two will write - the damaged sustained is less extreme. But they're out of alignment.

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Where do these nibs live? It might be that we can collectively direct you to a local pen club or someone that repairs pens near you for an evaluation.

 

It is difficult to quote nib repairs based on pictures and prices can vary a lot depending on what one person sees or thinks they see in a picture.

 

I think anyone doing nib straightening work will include in the cost flow adjustment.

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Many thanks in advance for the suggestion, FarmBoy! The nibs live in the Evil Apple (New York). You'd think there would be a plethora of resources here - and maybe there are. Fountain Pen Hospital does not have an ER; they referred me back to Pilot.

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I do them. Sometimes the rhodium plating needs to be touched up which adds to the cost a bit. The Long Island pen show is in mid-March out at Hofstra. You might want to go out to have it looked at there. We plan to be there...

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I do them. Sometimes the rhodium plating needs to be touched up which adds to the cost a bit. The Long Island pen show is in mid-March out at Hofstra. You might want to go out to have it looked at there. We plan to be there...

Ron Z., I will try to get to the show...it's a long shot, but it could be fun, of course. And if my nibs can be evaluated (and / or fixed) that would be super. Thanks!

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