We do offer a tip regrinding service for your selected nib or pen. Make sure you read and understand what each regrind can do for your writing before placing an order. Customized nibs are not returnable.
Following we have described the different options:
Oblique 15º: available for the nibs M, B and BB and Calligraphy. This grinding is made to round tips for those people who rotate the pen to the left or right when writing.
Oblique 30º: available for M, B and BB and Calligraphy. The same grinding like the previous but for those who turn the pen much more.
L/F Oblique: left foot oblique available in 15º or 30º.
R/F Oblique: right foot oblique available in 15º or 30º
Round Oblique: for those who rotate the pen while writing but do not want line variation.
Obliques can be shaped in the following manners: Italic, Cursive Italic and Sutb
Italic: available for F, M, B, BB, and Calligraphy nibs. This regrind will offer maximum line variation. It is also known as crispy italic, as the edges of the tip are very sharp, so it is not a smooth nib and must be used gently with high quality paper.
Cursive Italic: available for F, M, B, BB and Calligraphy nibs. The edges in this tip are rounded so it will be smoother than the italic, although the line variation will be less and not so defined.
XXXF: available for the EF tip. It will make the tip needle point of 0.1 mm. Use it only with very light hand pressure over silky smooth paper.
XXF: available for the nib EF. It will make the tip around 0,2 mm size
Stub: available for M (0.6mm average), B (0.8) and BB (1.0). This regrind will make the nib writes with line variation, but not as much as italics. The edge of the tip that touch the paper is very rounded, so it will be a smooth writer.
Architect: available for the F, M, B and BB nibs. It makes an opposite line variation than the italic so the vertical stroke will be very fine and the horizontal very wide. It is very important for we to know your writing angle to grind this tip, so if you don´t know it, contact us to help you guess it.
Curved Architect: avalable for B and BB nibs. Similar to the Architect regrind but instead of a flat touching point with the paper, the tip will be curved instead. This make the line produced has less definition that means that the edges of the line will be rough instead of smooth. It is used for decorative writing, as it makes a dramatic effect. We do not need your writing angle to make this type of regrind, becasue it will work in almost all positions: if used with high writing angle it will make a fine line; if in average writing angle it will make a wide line; if very low a thin line again.
Zoom: available for B and BB nibs. This is an asian kind of tip that depending on the writing angle the line stroke will change, so the lower the angle, the wider the stroke and the higher the angle the thinner. It can also be used up side down to get a EF stroke.
Fude: available for size 5 and 6 EF stainless steel nibs. It is made by bending the tines to 55 degrees. If you want another angle please let us know. This nib will make a great line variation depending on writing angle. Used for asian lettering and for sketching. Very useful for highlighting words or sentences if used with some types of inks.
PO: this is the Posting type of nib. Available for EF and F tips. The tines are bent downwards to make a stiffer nib with no variation strokes. Recommended for low angle writers.
WA: also known as Wavily and Waverley nib. Available for EF and F tipped nibs. The tines are bent upwards for a smooth writing. Recommended for high angle writers.
How to measure your writing angle?
The angle that the pen makes to the surface you are writing on, desk, table and paper, is called writing angle:
You can take a photo from one side of your hand, then use an app in your smartphone or upload it to you computer to measure it with Photoshop for instance.
Here is a video showing how: