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Gold seal ring top flexible nib needs a new home pen.


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Hello everyone (specifically wahlnut)

 

I have a gold seal decoband ring top that the bottom of the barrel has lost a lot of material on recently (I guess it was it's time) and I don't like the length of the pen, the way it gently leaks whenever I don't want it to (it just won't stop leaking) or the fact that it looks like I used the bottom to hammer nails with... Basically I don't like the pen it's in regardless of the value or the beauty it has (its beautiful minus the butt)

 

However, the nib, I am absolutely in love with. I would fight pretty hard and do some gnarly things to win that fight if someone tried to wrest it from my grip. The nib is an ef (maybe more fine than that even) and opens up to make a 2.75mm line... it's like... ugh... if I were a pen, I would have already given that nib a few dozen kids by now... it's the screw-out sort of select-o-point type of nib except its marked gold seal... my question is, is there a standard non-proprietary feed that will fit said nib, and if so, what other pens will house this absolute unit? (Assuming I knock the nib and feed out of the threaded plastic housing)

 

If there are no other pens that will take the nib readily, are there custom makers that can accommodate my desire for a pen to house what I consider my grail nib? If not, what other WE models will my nib fit into? Do I take a drill to the section of another pen to make the feed and nib fit? Any and all help in this very serious matter will be greatly appreciated.

 

Will it fit in a vintage conklin endura?

 

So many questions... but I'm also in love with this nib to an unhealthy degree

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Hell, come to think of it, is there a pen this entire section will fit into? I really am prepared to go on a wild spending journey, risking my marriage, credit, and life in general, the way an addict would to get the perfect pen for this nib or section. Since you asked, (I know you didnt) my criteria would be something fairly large, and sturdy-- the type of thing that makes a point when you write with it, no pun. I really want a plunger doric in a neat color, but would be upset if I couldn't bring this nib with me. It really is THAT good imho.

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I sympathize with your compulsion. I have recently gone to stupid length and expense to find a home I like for an inexpensive (but delicious) Warranted 14K nib that came in a $25 pen which then fell apart. I finally succeeded. 

 

On to your question: I would bet there are other Personal Point models made at the time into which your nib unit would fit, or even another instance of your own model (the ring-top). If you can unscrew your nib unit and measure the diameter of the threads, that would probably go a long way to figuring that out. 

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Do you have a picture of the damaged area? 

There are people who make pens in this forum, and I would bet they could make a new body (of a different material), that would accept all the hardware from your current pen.

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3 hours ago, Addertooth said:

Do you have a picture of the damaged area? 

There are people who make pens in this forum, and I would bet they could make a new body (of a different material), that would accept all the hardware from your current pen.

Sure here's a few

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Yep, crystallization.  That pen is on the slow march to death.  It may have many years, or it could come much much sooner.  

As a minimum, that crystalized part should be removed before it spreads, and have a black hard rubber piece machined to fit it. 

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I have little interest in saving the pen, I just want a new home for the nib.

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Yours is actually an Equi-poised model, and that model is not so rare or coveted as to make the purchase of a good replacement barrel or a whole pen for the nib out of the question.  You could contact me back channel and I might have a solution for you.

Syd

 

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On 6/22/2022 at 12:36 AM, Wahlnut said:

Yours is actually an Equi-poised model, and that model is not so rare or coveted as to make the purchase of a good replacement barrel or a whole pen for the nib out of the question.  You could contact me back channel and I might have a solution for you.

Syd

 

I sent you a message, hopefully we can figure out an option. Thanks!

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