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KBeezie
December 14th, 2014, 02:50 AM
Picked up this for my M250, didn't have much expectations other than it would just be a stub that's not too big but not too small. ie: broad-ish with some line variation.

I'm not sure of the time frame it came from, I suspect it came off a pen from the 50s/60s maybe like an old 140 option or 400nn or something equally smaller than a 2xx pen, since physically it's a little smaller than my 14K Medium. But I can't seem to find much information about a "1.0".

It's really smooth if I make sure not to slightly twist the pen to the left like I tend to do sometimes, otherwise it's a little scratch to it on curves, under the 60x loupe it's aligned and all, not angled etc, just has sharper corners. The flat tipping surface is shaped like a loaf of bread, basically on the bottom it's a sharp flat line, then it's ovaled over the top.

The really cool thing though is it has a bit a springiness to it, like it's a flex up to around 1.5 with next to no effort.

http://static.karlblessing.com/pens/M250/1stub.jpg

http://static.karlblessing.com/pens/M250/1stub_close.jpg

http://static.karlblessing.com/pens/M250/1stub_web.jpg

Jeph
December 14th, 2014, 04:10 AM
I would put it mid to late 80's from the MC110 before the P50 came out in 1989.

Tony Rex
December 14th, 2014, 04:38 AM
I would put it mid to late 80's from the MC110 before the P50 came out in 1989.

MC110 nibs were unplated. MC120.

KBeezie
December 14th, 2014, 05:44 AM
I would put it mid to late 80's from the MC110 before the P50 came out in 1989.

MC110 nibs were unplated. MC120.

Seems to be the same direction it's going over on FPN. And yep, certainly plated.

Debating if I want to switch the ink out for some R&K Salix so I get blue still but dryer flowing and less likely to feather/bleed for general notes.

KrazyIvan
December 25th, 2014, 09:53 PM
I bought one NOS from my local pen store. The owner said late 80's .