Noodler’s Pens and Swapping Nibs

I’ve been asked before about what nibs are able to be swapped in the Noodler’s pens. Nathan Tardif shows in his video how to change out the nibs of a Noodler’s Piston Fill pen. He gives a demo of this while making you drool over a host of vintage Waterman, Sheaffer, and Conklin flex nibs. I’m sure for a lot of you this video may raise more questions than answers, but it’s interesting to watch nonetheless.

2017-10-11T03:08:38+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Tips & Tricks|3 Comments
  • My standard Noodler's piston filler (demonstrator) now has a No. 5 Sheaffer nib from what I think was an open-nibbed desk-set Snorkel. It is wider than the standard Noodler's nib, but the base is narrow enough to fit into the feed.

    I tried to get a No. 5 Feathertouch from the 1940s to work, but it was too wide at the base. A Lifetime nib from a smaller "dead" Sheaffer Balance also works, but it needs some tweaking.

  • I love Nathan. He's so passionate about his toys šŸ™‚

  • My standard Noodler's piston filler (demonstrator) now has a No. 5 Sheaffer nib from what I think was an open-nibbed desk-set Snorkel. It is wider than the standard Noodler's nib, but the base is narrow enough to fit into the feed.

    I tried to get a No. 5 Feathertouch from the 1940s to work, but it was too wide at the base. A Lifetime nib from a smaller "dead" Sheaffer Balance also works, but it needs some tweaking.