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Recent content by Foyle

  1. Foyle

    What's in your pocket today?

    Fisher Space Pen. I had forgotten how nice these are.
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    Well, I don't actually HAVE to use an fountain pen.

    Due to some hand issues, I have a really hard time using a ballpoint for more than just a few words. For those times I can't use a fountain pen, gel pens work well for me. The TUL brand pens write really nice, but they burn through ink like crazy.
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    FS:Instant Shave Den/Ultimate Newbie Setup.

    CONUS ONLY PLEASE I'd like to sell these items as a lot. This is everything the newbie needs to get going with an instant shave den or for the seasonsed enthusiast who just wants to add the collection. I'm offering a Merkur 34C with case, a Muhle HJM Black Fibre synthetic shave brush, a...
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    What's in your pocket today?

    Parker 45 Flighter with a wonderfully smooth broad nib unit I just acquired.
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    Noodler's Emergency: Clothes

    Noodler's Black has a particulate in it, and that particulate is black, so that might be the remnant that's left in the carpet. It's very fine–almost a sooty substance. You have to physically wipe it off of pen parts. But it does wipe pff pretty easily. When flushing that ink out of a pen...
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    The Converter is Empty

    Akkerman Shocking Blue in my Parker 45 Flighter.
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    The Converter is Empty

    Been running Iroshizuku Asa Gao in my M200 the last few days. Really nice blue.
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    The Parker did fairly well with this ink at work last night, and it still seems to be doing ok today. Nib dry out is still fairly rapid if the pen is set down for a few seconds uncapped (as it is with Sailor Jentle Blue and Black) but it starts up again easily. Maybe it's the partually hooded...
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    Just inked another pen, a Parker 45 Flighter, with this ink. So far nib dry out isn't that big a problem. Perhaps this nib is better tuned than the other two. I'll take it to work this afternoon and see how it does.
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    I've tried it in another pen, and I get the same iffy performance. Set the pen aside for a few seconds to ponder a thought, look something up, what have you, and the pen suddenly won't write anymore without signifigant coaxing. A quick swipe on the page to get the ink flowing again won't do...
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    It's not that it's a dry ink, but it seems to decide it doesn't want to flow anymore after it's been in the pen a while. I flushed the pen, and it took a bit to get all the ink out. What I've read and that a lot of poeple suspect this ink is just rebranded Diamine Majestic Blue, which is...
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    Well, my initial experience is a bit mixed. I loaded into my rather dry Prera, and the ink smudges even after it's been allowed to try for several minutes. This ink will certainly not work well in a wetter pen as it's just going to lay down even more ink and result in even worse smudging. I...
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    Akkerman Shocking Blue/ What's Your Experience With It?

    I was at Anderson Pens today, and I happened to pickup a bottle of Akkerman's Shocking Blue. Usually before I put an unfamiliar ink in one of my piston fillers (Pelikan or Lamy 2K), I usually test it in a C/C pen first, that is unless I'm confident I won't have problems because of an ink or...
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    leaking ink

    Yes, it is possible for a cartridge or a converter to come loose on it's own. It's not common, but it can happen. Check that first.
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    What Pen are you waiting for?

    I just got shipping confirmation from Chartpak. My M200 is already on the way back to me. Wow, Abi is quick!
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