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Parker Vacuma...flex?


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I was planning to ask this earlier, but I got caught up in a ton of schoolwork.

 

Anyhow, does a normal Parker Vacumatic flex this much? I got this pen from Redungo for 50$ due to conditions, but we can't figure out if it's a special flexible nib or just a regular Parker Vacumatic nib.

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Looks like a Canadian model? For some reason the Canadian nibs have a higher propensity for flex. It is unusual to find that kind of flex in any vac nib.

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Looks like a Canadian model? For some reason the Canadian nibs have a higher propensity for flex. It is unusual to find that kind of flex in any vac nib.

Ah! It is a Canadian model, thank you! I heard of Canadian models sometimes having a flexible nib, but that must be why.

Thank you :)

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Ah! It is a Canadian model, thank you! I heard of Canadian models sometimes having a flexible nib, but that must be why.

Thank you :)

The Canadians preferred super flexible nibs compared to the US. So a semi-flex in most Canadian Vacs is usually the same as a full flex US model. I have seen one US Vac that was incredible flexible though. I bought a lock down Shadow wave set with a xf-BBB flex. The previous owner was a calligrapher. Only one I've seen with that much flex in a US model though.

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While most Vacs have real nails for nibs. I had and sold (just this weekend at the St Lewis show) a very flexible nibbed Vac.

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That’s interesting...I just bought a gold-plated Lucky Curve ringtop from a dealer in Canada and it’s got a flex nib. Yay, Canada!

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More likely gold filled?

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The Canadians preferred super flexible nibs compared to the US. So a semi-flex in most Canadian Vacs is usually the same as a full flex US model. I have seen one US Vac that was incredible flexible though. I bought a lock down Shadow wave set with a xf-BBB flex. The previous owner was a calligrapher. Only one I've seen with that much flex in a US model though.

That is good to know. Is there a reason why Canadians used flex nibs?

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That is good to know. Is there a reason why Canadians used flex nibs?

Not that I know of. Someone with more experience would have to answer that question.

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