Preview: Esterbrook What Have I Done

18 02 2013

I couldn’t sleep, so I made myself a sandwich. I still couldn’t sleep, so I decided to try to do something about an Esterbrook nib that was not satisfyingly smooth enough. Armed with a Richard Binder nib smoothing kit and just enough knowledge to be dangerous, I started out with a Gregg 1555 nib and ended up losing all the tipping material (I went to clean off some debris around the tip; suddenly, no tip). The pen is now nearly italic, but at least it writes smoothly!




2 responses

27 02 2013

I tried working on the twist mechanism of a titanium Retro 51 Tornado once…with less successful results.

26 05 2013

I’ve also done a little too much nib smoothing and removed a little to much tip material. I’ve since gotten better at it and can reliably smooth a nib into being better performers.

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