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Update - John Holland Nib Un-Doomed


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Mr. Minuskin has been busy with his laser, and made my John Holland nib whole again. I'm AMAZED! Here's pictures:

 

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Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

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:thumbup: :notworthy1:

 

:huh: OK, how's it write compared to before it broke???

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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Good, I'm happy repairs have reached such a high level of mastery.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Looks F-BBB or EF-BB still very good. 5X tine spread.

I strive to stay one width under max. I have a '40's 100n, that is 5X, and only take it out to 4X.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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I'm left-handed and I have a very light hand - that's about as far as I'm willing to go with it. The writing is more typical. I like the sensation of flex when writing normally.

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I'm left-handed and I have a very light hand - that's about as far as I'm willing to go with it. The writing is more typical. I like the sensation of flex when writing normally.

Good approach. Let the nib do the work and enjoy.

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One of our very good posters, posted a very good article of what Waterman said it was doing in the late '30's. They were more after tine bend....ease of tine bend, and not tine spread. If I recollect...a 3X tine spread...could have been 4X. :yikes: :doh: :headsmack:

Rather than the Waterman huge wide tine spread we expect today of Olympic splits of 6 or 7X tine spread. :lticaptd: :P

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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I have a couple of nibs like that. They remind me of trout rising and they're wonderfully responsive. The purpose of a nib like that is to add expression to one's writing, by any means necessary.

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John Holland nibs are lovely; the one I have has an ease of flex not too dissimilar to my Leonardt Principle. I can see why you decided to save this specimen.

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