The Nib of the Issue

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

We’ve been doing a bit of a stock check of late at PenFountain.com and have found some interesting numbers – disturbing if you’re an accountant and heart warming if you’re a pen enthusiast!  We have over £3000.00 worth of replacement nibs just for Waterman Carene and Parker Duofold pens.

Waterman Carene fountain pen nibs

Waterman Carene replacement nibs

On reflection, I suppose that’s what makes our offer different.  Although a luxury, we try to keep the slightly less popular nibs in stock such as, stubs and obliques. This works on the theory that we rotate stock with the manufacturers in that we take the stock medium nibs replaced on out-going pens and return them in exchange for the more exotic styles.  Unfortunately, the process is fraught with issues, usually time related.  We send the nibs to the factory in Nantes, Northern France, and particularly at busy times,  it may take a couple of weeks for the replacements to come back.  In the meantime, we have sold nibs or swapped them and find that our stock is out of sync with the incoming stocks!  So we start all over again.

 So, if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, we may be able to help – subject to stock of course.

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