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    Default Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    Are there any USA Pelikan retailers who also offer skilled custom nib grinding in-house, like Richard Binder used to? I looked at the Kennedys' website, and I see they are not Pelikan retailers.
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    Default Re: Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    Dan, the nibsmith, sells Pelikans and you can order a custom grind from him for the pen.
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    Default Re: Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    Dan has better prices on some Pelikans and he does the custom grind as part of the sale. Turnaround time for a custom grind on a pen you buy from him is 4+ weeks (real-time). Mottishaw over at nibs.com charges extra for custom grinds but gets the pen (if in-stock) out the door within 5 days actual time.
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    Default Re: Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    Just comparing the prices for the M800, both sites mentioned above are considerably more expensive than Endless Pens: https://endlesspens.com/products/pel...62b53c85&_ss=r

    I noted that Nibsmith.com and Nibs.com both charge for customization and their base prices are higher than Endless Pens (no customization).

    Why the huge price discrepancy for these US-based sellers?

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    Default Re: Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    I think Endless pens are gray market for some of the stuff they carry. Nothing wrong with that, and iíve bought from them with satisfaction. When there was a problem with a pen i bought from them, they replaced what was defective. If you want a stock pen, itís a good source.

    Iíve also bought from John Mottishaw and been pleased with his work. I paid the higher price because i like his work.

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    Default Re: Pelikan retailer with custom grind services

    Good catch on the pricing of nib customization.

    It seems reasonable that youíre paying for the complementary adjustment by it being rolled into the price of the pen, compared to less expensive retailers.

    I donít feel that paying $100+ more for the pleasure of buying a pen from someone online is worth it, unless that extra $100+ allows me to have a nib reground, in which case I would rather not have that as a hidden cost but something I could tack on if desired.

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