Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. Your humble opinion carries great authority and experience. There is a pen I have been considering that has a titanium nib. It has a standard nib and I much prefer an Italic or stub. For the past few months I have been dabbling with customizing cheap Chinese standard nibs into Italic/stubs and I have been getting some reasonable results. If I had this titanium nib I would want it made into an Italic. Any reason I should resist the temptation to do it myself? Should it be send off to a pro to be done and I need to keep my rookie paws off of it?