DISCLAIMER: Of course, I have to have a disclaimer here...doing anything to modify/smooth your nib will pretty much void all pen manufacturer's warranties, so make sure you understand what you are doing and you must be willing to accept responsibility for any wrongdoing during your smoothing process. You're basically going 'rogue' for most pen companies here, so make sure that you're only smoothing nibs on pens that are either out of warranty or that you feel confident enough that you'll never need to use the warranty. Don't blame me if you screw up your nib :)
Okay, all that said, the stuff we have here isn't really all that scary, if you are cautious and study up the correct way to use them. I will be posting videos showing how to use each one of these over the next week or so, to help you understand just that. But I wanted to make this post for those of you who already know how to use these, to let you know you can now get them all at Gouletpens.com.
So here are the new nib tuning supplies we have available:
Goulet Loupe, $12.50
This little guy is quite handy, and essential for checking the alignment of your nib tines and inspecting it more closely than you can with your naked eye. We sifted through gobs of different loupes out there and found that the ease of use and affordability of this little LED-powered 15x loupe give just about any level of fountain pen enthusiast the ability to see what's going on with their nib.
|Goulet Loupe, 15x power with built-in LED's|
|Goulet Loupe, allows you to inspect your nib for proper tine alignment easily|
Goulet MicroMesh, $4.95
This 12,000 grit abrasive is the most aggressive approach you should take towards smoothing your nib, and you'll want to be really careful when you use it. It's used for smoothing out a scratchy nib. Basically, don't use it unless you know what you're doing. I'll definitely put out a video on this one.
|Goulet Micromesh, an abrasive sheet to smooth scratchy nibs|
Goulet Mylar Paper, $4.95
This is a less aggressive approach to nib smoothing than Micromesh. There are two grits, 1-micron and 0.3 Micron, and they're used to take a nib from pretty smooth to super-smooth, if you're so inclined.
|Goulet Mylar Paper, used to take a pretty smooth nib and make it glassy smooth|
Goulet Brass Sheets, $3.95
These are really more of a cleaning/maintenance tool, used to floss your nib to keep it clear and flowing smoothly.
|Goulet Brass Sheet, used to floss the tines of your nib to keep ink flowing smoothly|
These products have been a huge effort of mine in recent months, and I really feel that they are great tools for the avid fountain pen enthusiast to keep their pens at optimal performance. I will be posting in-depth video tutorials on how to use each of these products. They are also all available as a nib tuning package set for $21.95.
I'd love to hear what you think! Leave me a comment below and we'll chat.