Quite the bend when this nib hit the tile floor of the owner!
You can see that the nib tines and tip bent evenly down.
Tricky repair because the nib is bent inward as well
Careful hand manipulation of the tipping and alignment of the tines produced this results, quite good!
Nearly parallel and true, ready to write
Nice gap to allow proper ink flow!
Talk about cracks everywhere! How many cracks can you count?
After 3 hours of careful welding the repairs are complete!
Small bead welds assure the least amount of gold is used but also a strong bond is created
Hand engraving of those missing letter forms and numbers done with a 10x magification
Some tricky fitting was needed but now aligned and ready to go.
#12 eyedropper Parker, nice pen!
I receive about 7-10 Waterman’s #10 nibs for repair in a calendar year, and some of these nibs are really in bad shape!
This nib had massive body cracks (luckily not in the imprint!) and needed a retip as well.
Came out pretty good and another rare nib has now been saved by my workshop!
And this Mont Blanc #12 nib required a re-tip, and it came out really nice!
Dealer nibs come in often for re-tips, and this lot of nice nibs came in for original re-tips. Check out the slide show below and enjoy!
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Looks as if this nib got into a bar fight! What a mess!
After many hours of careful work, hand straightening, retip, and proper re-plating, this highly desirable #7 Onoto nib is back in shape and ready for action!
These nibs are rare, and this one really needed some re-tip attention. The Customer wanted a 1.00mm stub.
Close up of the nib tip area. Definite need for a Re-tip here!
After the "Magic" things are looking better!
Looking good! New tipping material is now ready for the owner to enjoy!
And 1.00mm Stub to boot!
What a Horrid Vintage Aurora Nib! Someone has chewed this one up!
There is some serious damage for sure!
Once the "Magic" happens, well, things look a lot better, don't they?
Saved from the scrap heap!