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    Default My Pilot VP with bent nib now works like Fude pen :)))

    I have a Pilot VP special alloy which I bought 2 years ago. One time, I dropped it and it landed the ground by the nib.

    Nib was bent up like this (this is current condition of the nib, before the nib was bent and 2 tines were apart)


    First, it couldn't write, I was thinking of sending it to Pilot for repair. But then I realize it will take times and also it was already passed the warranty period, so I decided to fix it by myself first.I took the nib out, try to balance the 2 tines to make them together again. And after awhile, I managed to get it write again.

    And surprisingly, it can write quite smooth (of course not as smoothly as it did before, but I couldn't ask more)



    And here is writing sample of its


    What is the most surprised things you got from your broken pens?

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    Default Re: My Pilot VP with bent nib now works like Fude pen :)))

    Wow cool. The most surprising result I got out of broken pens so far was unexpectedly inky fingers.

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    Default Re: My Pilot VP with bent nib now works like Fude pen :)))

    So it's now a Waverly nib!

    I've managed to straighten a couple of nibs that came with beater vintage pens. Decidedly un-pretty, but they write.

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    Default Re: My Pilot VP with bent nib now works like Fude pen :)))

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Wow cool. The most surprising result I got out of broken pens so far was unexpectedly inky fingers.
    Thank you! I was surprised too. I think it was my luckiest moment of the year. And my hands were also inky too

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    Default Re: My Pilot VP with bent nib now works like Fude pen :)))

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    So it's now a Waverly nib!

    I've managed to straighten a couple of nibs that came with beater vintage pens. Decidedly un-pretty, but they write.
    I am not sure it is truly a Waverly or not, but so far so good. It can write, and it is all I am asking for.
    Can you show some of your vintage pens? I would love to see

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