Hello everybody!
It’s no secret that pens with universal nibs are the most available in sale, and the most universal nib is a nib of size M. But despite the fact that it is the middle between thin and wide nibs, it is just the size that does not suit to most fans of thin or wide writing. So what to do? Of course, if you bought a new pen for the first time in a boutique and found out that it is not suitable for you, you can contact this boutique with a request to replace this nib to another size. But if you bought some limited edition or the “last pen with great price”, or even look at some rare model on the secondary market, then there is no such possibility. And it also happens that the user needs a special type of nib that is generally not produced by one or another factory (Italic, Architect, Zoom, and so on). In this case, the best way is to contact a qualified nibmaster, who can not only make the nib you need, but also adjust this nib to the desired ability for you: wet or dry nib, butter smooth sliding or, on the contrary, with feedback).

Вітаннячко до всіх!
Не таємниця що найбільше у продажу представлені ручки з універсальними перами, а саме універсальне перо це перо розміру М. Але попри те що це середина між тонкими та широкими перами, це як раз той розмір який не влаштовую ні прихильників тонкого чи широкого письма. То що ж робити? Звісно як що ви перший раз придбали ручку, в бутіку і з’ясували що це не ваш розмір то можна звернутись до цього бутіка с проханням замінити перо на інший розмір. Але як що ви придбали якесь обмежене видання чи останню ручку, чи взагалі дивитись на якусь рідку модель на вторинному ринку то такої можливості немає. А ще буває що користувач потребую в спеціальному пері яке взагалі той чи іншою фабрикою не виробляється (Italic, Architect, Zoom і так далі). В такому випадку кращий спосіб це звернутись до кваліфікованого нібмайстра, який не тільки може зробити необхідний вам наконечник, але і налаштувати ручку на бажанні для вас здібності: вологи чи навпаки сухе перо, гладке ковзання чи, навпаки, зі зворотним зв’язкові).

I have been grinding or adjusting nibs for quite some time now, but I never thought of making a personal grinding post, because all my custom nibs are presented in reviews when it coincides with a review of some pen. But I realized that for the sake of clarity, I need to collect everything in one place. The first nibs I started grinding to UEF size, because factory-made nibs are available only from two manufacturers: Platinum UEF and Sailor Saibi-Togi, but both have significant drawbacks: the first nib is very hard and quickly wears out (increases the size), and the second is too expensive, very rare, and according to user reports, it also wears out quickly. Later, I mastered other types as well.

Я вже доволі давно переточую чи налаштовую пера, але ніколи не замислювався зробити окремий пост, бо всі мої пера представлені в оглядах коли це збігається з оглядом якоїсь ручки, але зрозумів що для наочності треба зібрати все до купи. Перші пера яки я почав переточувати це звісно на розмір UEF, тому що фабрично такі пера представлені тільки у двох виробників: Platinum UEF та Sailor Saibi-Togi, але в обох є суттєві недоліки: перше перо дуже жорстке та швидко стирається(збільшує розмір), а друге занадто коштовне, дуже рідко зустрічається, та за звітами користувачів також швидко стирається. Згодом я опанував і інші типи.

 

Nibs grinding to unsorted types (made by Andrew Lensky)

 

Тут буду розміщувати тільки фото переточки пер. Я не буду коментувати фото чи постити приклади роботи цих пер, та й не впевнений що це потрібно, але спробую розташувати все у хронологічному порядку з посиланнями на оригінальний пост, хоча невпевнений що все пам’ятаю чи знайду. То ж до праці …

Here I will post only photos of the grounded nibs. I won’t comment under photo or post writing examples because it makes long times and I’m not sure if that’s necessary, but I’ll try to arrange everything in chronological order with links to the original post, although I’m not sure if I remember or find everything. So, go to work…

 

Andrew Lensky Tribute w|JoWo #6 nib ground to Needlepoint

Andrew Lensky Tribute ebonite fountain pen w|Needlepoint nib. Lenskiy.org

Andrew Lensky Tribute w|JoWo #6 nib ground M to Architect M

Andrew Lensky Tribute ebonite fountain pen w|Architect M nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Andrew Lensky Tribute w|JoWo #6 nib ground EF to UEF

Andrew Lensky Tribute ebonite fountain pen w|UEF nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Andrew Lensky Tribute w|JoWo #6 nib ground B to Crisp Italic B+

Andrew Lensky Tribute ebonite fountain pen w|CI nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Andrew Lensky Tribute w|JoWo #6 nib ground M to Crisp Italic M+

Andrew Lensky Tribute ebonite fountain pen w|CI nib. Lenskiy.org

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 ground F to EF

Montblanc 146 Meisterstuck from early 90s. Lenskiy.org

 

Wancher DreamPen w|FPR Flex modded and ground to UEF

customized FPR Flex #6 nibs. Lenskiy.org

 

Narwhal Nautilus w|Noodler’s Flexible ground to UEF nib

ground to UEF Noodler's Flexible nibs. Lenskiy.org

 

Pilot Justus 95 w|adjustable custom UEF nib

Pilot Justus 95 Net Black w|adjustable custom UEF nib. Lenskiy.org

 

rOtring Newton ss BB nib ground to Crisp Italic

rOtring Newton Black. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin MarkTwain 14K M nib ground to Italic M

Conklin MarkTwain 14K M to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Conklin MarkTwain 14K M to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Graf von Faber Castell Guilloche Black 18K EF ground to real EF

GvFC 18K EF ground to real EF. Lenskiy.org

GvFC 18K EF ground to real EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Sailor 1911 Standard 14K H-M ground to Italic

Sailor 1911 Standard 14K H-M to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Sailor 1911 Standard 14K H-M to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Platinum 3776 Century 14K F nib ground to UEF

Platinum Century 3776 14K F ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Moonman M9 SS F nib ground to Drawing nib

Moonman F9 ss F ground to Drawing nib. Lenskiy.org

Moonman F9 ss F ground to Drawing nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin Omniflex(new style) SS nib ground to UEF

Conklin Omniflex(new style) nib ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Sailor ProGear 21K worn H-M ground to correct F

Sailor ProGear 21K worn H-M ground to correct F. Lenskiy.org

Sailor ProGear 21K worn H-M ground to correct F. Lenskiy.org

 

Pilot Justus Original 14K M nib ground to UEF

Pilot Justus Original 14K M ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

Pilot Justus Original 14K M ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin SS Stub 1.1 nib ground to Italic EF

Conklin SS Stub 1.1 ground to Italic EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin Omniflex(old style) nib ground to Italic EF

Conklin Omniflex(old style) nib ground to Italic EF. Lenskiy.org

Conklin Omniflex(old style) nib ground to Italic EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M101 14K F nib unit ground to UEF

Pelikan M101 14K F nib unit ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M101 14K F nib unit ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Noodlers Flex #2 SS nib ground to Drawing nib

Noodlers SS Flex #2 ground to Drawing nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Faber Castell E-Motion SS B nib ground to Italic

Faber Castell E-Motion SS B ground to Italic B. Lenskiy.org

Faber Castell E-Motion SS B ground to Italic B. Lenskiy.org

Faber Castell E-Motion SS B ground to Italic B. Lenskiy.org

 

Platinum Century 3776 14K worn EF nib ground to UEF

Platinum Century 3776 14K worn EF ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Germany Nero I SS M nib ground to Italic

Germany Nero I SS M ground to italic. Lenskiy.org

Germany Nero I SS M ground to italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Germany Nero I SS F nib ground to UEF

Germany Nero I SS F ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Lamy 2000 14K M nib ground to Italic

Lamy 2000 14K M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Lamy 2000 14K M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Visconti In-house 18K F nib ground to correct/right F

Visconti In-house 18K F nib ground to right F. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin OmniFlex(old style) nib ground to Drawing nib

Conklin Omniflex(old style) nib ground to Drawing nib. Lenskiy.org

Conklin Omniflex(old style) nib ground to Drawing nib. Lenskiy.org

 

Visconti Rembrandt SS(old style) F nib ground to xEF

Visconti Rembrandt SS(old style) F ground to xEF. Lenskiy.org

Visconti Rembrandt SS(old style) F ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Esterbrook Estie SS(JoWo) Stub nib modified to Italic

Esterbrook Estie SS(JoWo) Stub ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Esterbrook Estie SS(JoWo) Stub ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M-2xx SS nib unit B ground to Architect

Pelikan M-2xx SS nib unit B ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M-2xx SS nib unit B ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M-2xx SS nib unit B ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M-6xx 14K nib unit B ground to Architect

Pelikan M-6xx 14K nib unit B ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M-6xx 14K nib unit B ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

 

Conklin MarkTwain Black lacquered M nib ground to EF

Conklin MarkTwain Black laqued nib M ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

ASA Patriot SS F nib ground to Italic

ASA Patriot SS F nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Aurora Optima 14K M nib ground to Goccia/Zoom

Aurora Optima 14K M nib ground to Goccia/Zoom. Lenskiy.org

 

Lamy LX Rhutenium SS F nib ground to UEF

Lamy LX Rhutenium SS F ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Platinum 3776 Balance 14K Music nib ground to Italic

Platinum 3776 Balance 14K Music ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Platinum 3776 Balance 14K Music ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Visconti LE RaceTech Tubular SS M nib ground to F

Visconti LE RaceTech Tubular SS M nib ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

Platinum 3776 Century 14K F nib ground to UEF

Visconti LE RaceTech Tubular SS M nib ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

TWSBI Diamond 540 SS F nib ground to Italic

TWSBI Diamond 540 SS F nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

TWSBI Diamond 540 SS F nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Goccia/Naginata/real Zoom nib

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Jinhao X-450 SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Marte Modena Dolcevita Federico SS M nib ground to Italic

Marte Modena Dolcevita Federico SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Marte Modena Dolcevita Federico SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Marte Modena Dolcevita Federico SS M nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Montblanc Boheme 14K M nib correct and ground to Needlepoint

Nontblanc Boheme 14K M nib correct and ground to Needlepoint. Lenskiy.org

 

Pilot Capless VP 18K F adjust and ground to real F

Pilot Capless VP 18K F adjust and ground to real F. Lenskiy.org

 

Aurora LE Leonardo da Vinci 18K M nib ground to EF

Aurora LE Leonardo Da Vinchi 18K M ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Montegrappa Miya Argento 18K F nib ground to EF

Montegrappa Mya Argento 18K F ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Montegrappa Extra 1930 18K F nib ground to EF

Montegrappa Extra 1930 18K F ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

vtg. Waterman 100 Years Junior 14K M nib ground to Needlepoint

Montegrappa Extra 1930 18K F ground to Needlepoint. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M101 14K M nib unit ground to Architect

Pelikan M101 14K M nib unit ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M101 14K M nib unit ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M101 14K M nib unit ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M800 18K M nib unit ground to Architect

Pelikan M800 18K M nib unit ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M800 18K M nib unit ground to Architect. Lenskiy.org

 

Pelikan M205 Demonstrator SS BB nib ground to Italic

Pelikan M205 Demonstrator SS BB nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

Pelikan M205 Demonstrator SS BB nib ground to Italic. Lenskiy.org

 

Sailor 1911 Standard 14K H-M nib ground to F

Sailor 1911 Standard 14K H-M nib ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

Parker 100 14K B nib ground to F

Parker 100 14K B nib ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 90x 14K M nib ground to EF

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 14K M nib ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Montblanc JFK 14K F nib adjust and ground to EF

Montblanc JFK 14K F nib adjust and ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Japanese vtg. Jumbo Pen w|SS Noodlers Flexible #35 nib ground to EF

Japanese vtg. Junpo Pen w|SS Noodlers Flexible #35 nib ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

Japanese vtg. Junpo Pen w|SS Noodlers Flexible #35 nib ground to UEF. Lenskiy.org

 

Sailor 1911 Large 21K H-M nib ground to EF

Sailor 1911 Large 21K H-M nib ground to EF. Lenskiy.org

 

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 80x 14K M nib adjust and ground to F

Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 14K M nib ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

Aurora Palladio LE 18K M ground to F

Aurora Palladio LE 18K M ground to F. Lenskiy.org

 

Senator President 14K B ground to F

Senator President 14К B ground to F. Lenskiy.org

Senator President 14К B ground to F. Lenskiy.org

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