Edison Pens Fountain Pens - Handmade in the USA

Edison Pen Co

Nib Tuning and Adjustments

As opposed to the majority of other pen companies, the Edison Pen Company will tune every nib on every pen prior to shipping.

Brian as studied nib work extensively with master nib worker Richard Binder (not an hour long seminar, but a multiple day visit with Richard for personalized instruction along with plans for other visits in the future). While Brian already had a good foundation in nib work, Richard was able to take Brian’s skills to the next level when it comes to “Binderizing” a nib (an extensive general tuning), along with all italic grinds, oblique grinds, architect grinds, as well as EF to EEEEF grinds.

With Production Line pens, we perform a “dry” tuning at no charge.  This involves…

  1. Tine alignment
  2. Proper adjustment of tip gap and tine gap
  3. General Smoothing
  4. Feed alignment
  5. Overall inspection

With Signature Line Pens, we perform a “wet” tuning at no charge.  This involves…

  1. Tine Alignment
  2. Proper adjustment of tip gap and tine gap
  3. General smoothing
  4. Feed Alignment
  5. Overall inspection
  6. Test with Waterman ink on Rhodia or Clairefontaine paper.
  7. Any specific tuning that the customer prefers.  Wetness, feedback, high/low angles, etc.  So you can request the nib to be tuned to your exact preferences.

Customizations beyond this such as Italic Grinds (stub, cursive, or crisp), Oblique Grinds, Architect Grinds, and EF to EEEEF grinds are also available.