Yesterday I was flushing the pen and in the process of drying it the feed moved. So far I have wasted about 4 hours trying to get it adjusted so that it'll write again. Usually after I put it back together I put the pen to paper and nothing happens, occasionally when I reassemble it it lays a 1 or 2 millimeter line neither of which are acceptable. These pens are like those birthday candles that never blow out right? Even before I disassembled the pen it would skip whole letters in the middle of writing, it would have been working fine and then all the sudden, run dry and then start working immediately after again. I am a fountain pen newbie, and so I may not understand all the intricacy of them but this pen seams like the unicycle version of a bike, they only cost half as much a the real thing, but only designed for a small hardcore group.