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Watched this video a few weeks ago and I was just amazed. Making the nib and tipping it and the cutting it all by hand seems absolutely impossible. And using an alcohol lamp and a glass tube to "weld" the tip looks miraculous. It may not write at all but I really want one just for the sake of the time and craftsmanship that goes into it. People such as that do need to be encouraged and supported. Hopefully he has trained others to carry on the incredible work he does.

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Anyone know if he is still working? And if so, how to buy one of his pens?

He is Dr KV Ramanamurthy of Ratnamson pens. He is still making pens and gold nibs. Best way to contact them is by phone and ask for Mr Ramanamurthy as he speaks good English. Here is their contact information:

 

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...And using an alcohol lamp and a glass tube to "weld" the tip looks miraculous..

Seems to be a time honoured technique. Look here. Engraving no 3

 

https://fountainpendesign.wordpress.com/fountain-pen-nib/nib-manufacturing-slitting-tipping-quality/nib-manufacture-1879/

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It's a few months later... Just popped in to say hello...


Interesting video, shame it is of such poor quality.


The steps in the process in modern nib making is still the same. What surprised me was that Mr Ratnam annealed the nib several times... he must be using a gold alloy with a low gold content

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