Flex Nibs - History


Flex nibs were much more common on pens made before the 1930s. Typically they were offered as an option on a manufacturers' pens, so that the same model could come with a standard rigid nib or flex. Flex nibs were relatively common on Waterman pens, with the model 22 being particularly associated with them, and particularly rare on Sheaffer pens. Flex nibs remained relatively common on some European pens into the 1950s, notably on Mont Blanc pens.

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