Monday, December 5, 2011

My new nib block!

Well, I finally invested in one of these little guys. Gosh they're expensive, but well worth the money.

For those who don't know: a nib block is a tool used in burnishing nibs. Burnishing nibs is basically the art of removing bends and kinks from them. So, when your pen takes a nose dive onto a tile floor, it will probably end up spending some time with a nib block. :)

This isn't exactly a review, but I do want to put the word out there: The folks who made this nib block did a outstanding job! I mean this thing is really well done. They're still selling them, so if you're in the market for one of these, buy one now before they sell out!

Here it is! Beautiful little piece of metal, isn't it. Comes with a burnisher (the tool with the green handle), and that's really well made too.

The parts used for burnishing the nib are polished/finished with extreme attention to detail. It's not a quick job - these folks knew what they were doing. The rest of the block was given a nice machine finish. Looks good.

Here's the convex part of the block. Fingerprint smudges abound. :P

Showing off the highly polished finish. This is top notch stuff!

Lastly, a size comparison. It's smaller than I thought, and that's a good thing. I was afraid it'd be this huge lunking block of metal.

Here it is, next to my iPod, and VP (they make a great pair, I know).

Overall  couldn't be more pleased with this block. The fit and finish is superb, and it's priced much lower than other nib blocks. Get yours here, before they're all gone!

Tyler Dahl

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