Hi Pen Fans!
We are proud and excited to announce that we are now carrying XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoint nibs created by Gena Salorino of Custom Nib Studio! We met Gena at the San Francisco Pen Show in 2019, as she was our table neighbor. As the show proceeded, we got a chance to try some of her very impressive work. Her nib grinds and attention to detail is incredible! At the time, we were already thinking about getting some help with our more difficult nib grinds, and Gena agreed to work with us.
Up until now, I have always handled all of our nib grinds myself. But for me personally, XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoint grinds are the most difficult to accomplish. Since I’m primarily a penmaker and not a full time nib-technician, I honestly can’t always stay in proper “grinding-shape”, if that makes sense! I can always achieve a nice tiny grind. But without more daily practice, it’s been taking me longer and longer to get them to my standards. So lately my time has not truly been accounted for with XXF and smaller grinds. Rather than raise prices to account for my time, it’s a better idea overall to enlist the help of someone like Gena who does stay in excellent “grinding-shape!”
I am still personally handling all of our Italic and Architect grinds, as they are not nearly as demanding of my time. But as we move along, we might ask Gena for her help in those departments as well. So we now have XXF, XXXF, and Needlepoints created by Gena in stock and ready to be equipped on any pen! The additional cost for any of these grinds is $50.
We’d like to offer big thanks to Gena for agreeing help us in this department. If anyone has any questions, just reach out!