Flex Nib


Vintage Pen Montblanc 149 Celluloid

Vintage Pen Montblanc 149 Celluloid This vintage pen is a 1955 Meisterstück 149 piston-filler in Celluloid. This was an early production model, while Montblanc pens were still being hand made by master machinists (prior to the introduction of injection molded ‘Precious Resin’). Outer two cap bands are sterling silver, otherwise gold-filled trim. Visualated barrel window with perfect vertical lines. Three-tone 18C nib, rarer than 14C. Even rarer is that this one is medium, FLEXIBLE. Near …

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On Point With Go Pens #69

The fine flexible nib on my pen keeps catching the paper when I’m writing, and then ink splatters everywhere. Sometimes the tines get misaligned. What am I doing wrong? With nibs that accommodate pressure, make sure you’re only applying light pressure on the downstroke, and no pressure on the upstroke. It’s usually pressure on the upstroke that causes fine, and other, nibs to get caught. This can cause ink splattering when the tines are caught …

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Extraordinary Pens – A.A. Waterman Twist-Filler

We are often asked for an attractive pen with a flexible nib, not just a user-grade pen. This 1905 A.A. Waterman is a #3 Twist-fill Cone Cap in a Gold-filled Filigree overlay on black hard rubber. The filigree is reminiscent of the Parker 16 and may also have been done by Heath of New York. Indicia engraved in script, “AW.” The nib on this specimen is a fine, triple-flexible, and the pen is complete with original box. …

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Handwritten Post: Ink Shading

Ink shading is something a lot of people look for when they are using a flex nib. Flex nibs tend to highlight shading because of the line variation – the variation in wetness and line size changes the saturation of the ink, resulting in shading. Personally, I love it. I know some people who hate it and want a solid line. If you are looking for an ink that will shade well with your flex …

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A Customer’s Waterman 42 – Vintage Pens

Azizah, one of our customers, sent us these two pictures of her Waterman 42 Safety filler. She picked this 1930 vintage eyedropper in red ripple hard rubber out from our Catalog #74. Azizah loves music nibs and she told us she just couldn’t miss this opportunity. She shared these two pictures with us; one of the pen itself, the other a writing sample – the nib is no big deal, she joked. Watch for a post on …

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