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Hi gampupen, Thanks for the comments. I think your 1.1mm nibs are the same as mine, I don't know what the dots are for on the back, but I don't think you will get a 1.1mm stub without them, it's just how they are made, not faulty at all.

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Thanks for the reassurance Mike. I think I'll settle with this nib as the functionality is not affected.

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Hi gampupen, Thanks for the comments. I think your 1.1mm nibs are the same as mine, I don't know what the dots are for on the back, but I don't think you will get a 1.1mm stub without them, it's just how they are made, not faulty at all.

If those dots form some cavity, then they might be there to hold small amount of ink so that nib is fed well and there is no shortage of ink while writing.

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Yeah the marks are on my 1.1 stub, as well as on my fine and medium silver nibs, and on my black medium nib. it's harder to see on the non-stub nibs because there's a breather hole in the same place but they're definitely there. Interestingly, they are absent on my EF nib, but 4 of my 5 nibs have them.

 

I don't really know why you would assume they're factory seconds :huh:

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This is the first time I was buying only a nib, I thought I received a lemon. Since it does not affect the functionality I would now use it without any reservation.

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It looks like the nibs that have this do not have a stress-hole (breather hole). It looks actually like laser burns. Perhaps Lamy uses a laser there to harden the bottom of the slit against fissures?

 

 

 

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I have some spare nibs, with and without holes. Some of both groups show the dots, some don't. Both chrome and back nibs. Seems random.

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That sounds like a good reason for the dots.

These dots you have are process marks. A medium spare I bought for a friend for a nib change also had these marks. It can be from coating or forming process. They are normal and doesn't affect anything.

 

Last note, removed original, factory nib also have them too. I still have the damaged nib and just cleaned to check for this post.

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Looks like a spot heat-treatment, most likely to soften that particular spot so the cut doesn't turn into a crack... might even make it easier to drill a breather hole on other sizes.

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Hi, I bought the 1.1mm nib this year for a Safari Vista.

It will fit straight onto any Safari, AL-star or Nexx, and my Safari Vista now writes like this;

 

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that nib is correct. I have a legit 1.1 stub, same two dots.

 

That said, I hated the way it wrote out of the box, and it required EXTENSIVE smoothing to be anything short of nigh-unusably scratchy.

 

Get some micro mesh and mylar paper. If you're brave, some 1200 grit wet/dry sandpaper. I turned my vile, scratchy pilot 1.0 stub into a crisp italic that's also FAR smoother.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your input Honeybadgers. My nib is a little feedbacky but manageable. This is my first stub nib and I love the line variation.

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Hi, When I fitted the 1.1mm nib the first time, it did write differently to what I was used to, i.e. medium nibs, as expected.

So, I used the finest grade smoothing side of a nail buffer block, added some water to it, and wrote out A to Z four or five times.

This helped a good deal, and I have not done any more work to the nib since then, it writes as I would want and gives good results for my limited skill level, using a stub nib.

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Hello Mike,

 

The pen writes very smooth on good quality paper, and feedbacky on cheap quality paper. I am begining to love this nib now. It has been my sole writing companion for the past few days.

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