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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Hi whych - Do Lamy do oblique nibs?
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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Since you're comfortable with a 1.1 stub, and if you absolutely want an MB, why don't you get a BB? They are very comfortable to write with and they achieve almost the same effect as a stub without all the attention you would need to give to writing angle etc with an oblique or a stub. And contrary to the above, MB DO NOT DO STUBS (excuse the shouting, but I'm constantly repeating myself). Their way of cutting their broad nibs and above gets them very near but they are not stubs. If a BB is not enough, there is always the OBB and (on the 149) the O3B.
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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Quote Originally Posted by cedargirl View Post
    Hi whych - Do Lamy do oblique nibs?
    No, Lamy don't with their current pens. Only their normal italic/stub nibs.
    Like I said in my original reply - oblique nibs aren't popular any more and becoming difficult to find. The only obliques are on the older pens or as a special order from the likes of MB, Pelikan, etc. and only in gold.
    The cheaper steel ones are not easy to find.
    Most of the nib manufacturers like Bock, are only making stubs in gold for their clients.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    If you google "Lamy oblique nib" you will find there are some vendors that still offer OM, OB and even OBB Lamy nibs.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Just discovered, Cult Pens do Lamy OM and OB nibs.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Quote Originally Posted by whych View Post
    The cheapest stub option to discover whether you want a stub or plain nib is the Lamy Safari/Al Star type pen.
    Their nibs are tipped and the 1.1 mm is a bit thinner than the thickness of the OB MB should be. Also seems there are some of them that are pretty collectable so you can kill 2 birds with one stone - try various nibs and have a collectable pen.
    If the MB has a problem starting, it could be a simple nib fix. They should all write pretty wet and be quite forgiving of pen rotation. The obliques give a more subtle line variation than the stub does but I find without the hassle of having to change to moving the pen closer to right angles with the line of writing.
    Hey there.

    I was practising pretty much most of the night (didn't get much sleep ) and I pretty much got the angle at the comfortable sweet spot with my fingers riding up higher on the pen. It is much different on my TSWBI mini with a 1.1 stub. With that sweet spot the dry starts are starting to disappear, but still there. I think my problem with the dry starts was that I was holding the pen and starting to write using my standard pen holding position. As soon as I noticed the dry starts, I would subconciously move my wrist and pen to a better angle and the pen would get going.

    Yes, it is true that the OB has a sublter line variation than the 1.1 stub, providing a bit thicker line. I can still write legibley with 1/8 inch character sizes though.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterpen53 View Post
    Since you're comfortable with a 1.1 stub, and if you absolutely want an MB, why don't you get a BB? They are very comfortable to write with and they achieve almost the same effect as a stub without all the attention you would need to give to writing angle etc with an oblique or a stub. And contrary to the above, MB DO NOT DO STUBS (excuse the shouting, but I'm constantly repeating myself). Their way of cutting their broad nibs and above gets them very near but they are not stubs. If a BB is not enough, there is always the OBB and (on the 149) the O3B.
    You can find comparative writing samples of all MB nibs here.
    thanks. I recall a website I was surfing on a while back that had about 8 different nib profiles shown with sample handwriting on it. I know that I am a B or a BB nib guy, and definitely a stub guy as well.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Most of the German pens with screw caps write better if you hold the pen on or about the threaded area. Play with the distance.
    Also, get the nib to sit flat to the paper, and try rotating the page till so you are writing at a slant. Once you discover it works, you can make fine adjustments.

    For a reference, try the Reference Pages on http://www.richardspens.com/

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    If you google "Lamy oblique nib" you will find there are some vendors that still offer OM, OB and even OBB Lamy nibs.
    Quote Originally Posted by whych View Post
    Just discovered, Cult Pens do Lamy OM and OB nibs.
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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    Remember. Lamy nibs are like nails compared to the MB.

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    I have been thinking of doing this to my Jules Verne. Would that be sacrilege?

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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    I think it would be sacrilege not to.
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    Default Re: Is it sacrilege to have a Mont Blanc nib reground to a stubby?

    It would be a sacrilege only if you were modifying a vintage MB nib(i.e., anything from the 50s or older)..........

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