Something You Don’t See Every Day…
February 18, 2014 5 Comments
Last week I bought a small job lot for the sake of a couple of Parkers and a Croxley but there was a pink marbled New Bond Easiflow there as well. When I unwrapped the pens it was apparent that the cap of the Easiflow didn’t fit too well. When I removed it I saw why. Someone had forced a much too large Scroll nib into the section.
I put it aside to be dealt with later, and when later came along I had another look at the nib at realised that there was more to this than had at first met the eye.
Someone had cut two curving slits in the nib, probably with a hobby saw. Whatever other effect this might have had, it most obviously made it a nib that would flex.
Before you start ripping into your Montblancs with hacksaws, be aware that this only half works. The tines part like a good flex nib but they don’t snap back together when you release the pressure. In fact you have to turn the nib over and press down to return them to their original position. I think I have a warranted nib of the right size for the rather pretty Easiflow and the Scroll nib can go in the bucket.