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Nib Work

Pendleton is focusing solely on providing his signature "BLS", Butter Line Stub-Italic modifications along with optional added Flex for his nib work.

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Modified fountin pen nibs

Elegant Butter Line Stub~Italic ~ "BLS"


BLS Modification ~ My specialty for  exciting writing is my signature modification, the elegant Butter Line Stub~Italic (BLS) for your gold and steel nibs. My BLS mod is generally right at the apex of “smooth and crisp”.  But since these are relative terms according to each of us, please feel free to request “smoother” or “crisper” at no extra charge. 


Good Mod Candidates ~ Line variation on finer nibs (especially the Japanese sizes)  is often quite subtle. Medium, and Broad are recommended. Fine nibs are questionable and some are too fine to guarantee satisfaction. I am always happy to advise on via email if you have any questions.


Added Flex ~ For a bit of extra line variation I can add a touch of flex to most gold and steel nibs. This will “fatten” your down strokes when applied, increasing the fun results already in place with the BLS. A touch of flex can be added to oblique BLS as well!


Please note: For the sake of return-shipping your pens in a timely manner, I am limiting send-in nib work to two pens. You may send two more as soon as your previous order arrives from me. The result is good timing for us all. 

Have a pen you're not in love with? Consider our Trade-In Offer.

Fees below include BLS, Tine Alignment, Smoothing, and Flow Adjust                    

     • Regular Queue (30 days) $50 each (2 pen limit)

     • Quick Turnaround (10 days) $60 each (2 pen limit)

     • Express Turnaround (2-3 days) $70 each (2 pen limit)


BLS with Extras:  

Added Easy Writer Falcon Flex ~ $50 extra (added flex only without BLS~ $50)

BadBoy with Angel Wing Flex is only on Nibs For Sale

Reduction (narrowing the tip size) ~ $50 extra with BLS only.

Left or right oblique BLS  (any degree) no extra charge.


Shipping: United States ~ USPS Priority ~ $10.50

Signature Request ($3.65) is required for major cities and some business addresses.

Insurance is important on most pens; especially shipping to the larger cities. 

Canada Shipping: USPS Priority ~ $25

International Shipping: (Customer assumes responsibility):

USPS International Priority (recommended) $45

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