Black fp hardware?

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Aces-High

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Does anyone know of a good black fountain pen hardware? I know of one, Ed has the Caballero at Exotic. I have one, the nib is not the best, sorry Ed. Can I switch that nib out for a better one? Does anyone know of any others?

Thanks,

Jason
 
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Fred Bruche

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I don’t think it is. I’ll see if I can get Ed to chime in.
They look the same but the drills for the body and cap are different according to Exoticblanks (Caballero 25/64" and 29/64") and Beartoothwoods (Baron 15/32" and 25/64"). So the Baron is a tad smaller, sort of a "Jr Caballero" maybe. I haven't made any of these.
 

darrin1200

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I check/tune every fountain pen that leaves my shop. There are a lot of video and tutorials for doing it. Two I would recommend are
Goulet Pens- Fountain Pen 101
SBREBrown

At minimum, I dip the nib and test write on good quality paper. Often a little scratchiness, is just a slight tine misalignment. If it needs a slight polish, I use this Nib Smoothing Kit from Fifteen Pens. May be a little overkill if you are only doing a pen, but remember, I basically only sell fountain pens.
 

Phil Dart

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