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Nemosine Singularity Demonstratornemosine singularity
Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:48
Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:41
I assume you have tried pushing a tall cup of soapy water through the section, using a bulb syringe, and even scrubbing the tines with an ultra-soft toothbrush. If you have not, and if you are not satisfied with the pen's flow, give these methods a try. (I recommend the ultra-soft Colgate Sensitive for teeth and tines.) I had a similar flow problem with my new Nemosine Singularity, and my Dawn Ultra rinse and scrub fixed it.
Mine arrived only today, and so I have not put it through all its paces, much less given it time for the cap to break. It is the red model, F nib. For all you habitués of antiques shops, you should easily conjure a picture of the plastic Nemosine uses for its red pen body when I tell you it looks and feels like Bakelite.
I had read the reviews, read about leaks or alleged leaks, and also read that at least one nib and feed had arrived at the buyer's without having been shoved securely into its section before shipping. The first thing I did after opening the package: I gripped the nib and feed securely between thumb and forefinger and gave them a good shove. I felt nothing move, and so I hoped everything was properly in its place. So far, so good. But it is early yet. I shall report back if disaster strikes.
As is my wont with new pens, I bulb-syringe-rinsed the section with distilled H2O. I then quick-dried it with the cool-air setting on my blow-dryer, snapped on one of the provided cartridges, was dissatisfied with the flow, as I said, gave the section a thorough Dawn Ultra and H2O rinse and toothbrushing, loaded the converter (my Little Man told me to use a blunt needle and syringe, and I never argue with my Little Man) with Visconti Blue, and away it wrote. Not the glassy-smooth nib I had read about in at least one review; not a wet nib, no better than an average flow, even with Visconti Blue; but it writes evenly, without skips. I almost hope its toothiness remains. It would be the only nib I have with tooth.
Edited by Bookman, 07 May 2013 - 16:14.
I love the smell of fountain pen ink in the morning.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 20:43
Thanks for the review :-)
Posted 08 May 2013 - 21:03
I'm holding off buying this pen but I know it's just a matter of time before I buy one. I've been pretty lucky in my purchases of the Nemosine pens so far.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 22:51
Very nice review PandP.
+1 on the suggestion to try silicone grease on the threads.
I think you'll get used to the large nib in no time at all. When I first got mine I was so disappointed because of the large nib but got used to it very quickly and loved the feel of the pen so much that I got a second one.
Interesting idea of adding water to the barrel before inserting the cartridge.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 23:33
I have two of these for diff nib sizes. Am thinking about another cuz they come in plenty of colors. They also feel great in my hand both posted and unposted.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 20:34
Functionally, a nib does not have to be big. In the days of corrosive inks, gold nibs
were practical for their resistance to corrosion. A large gold nib is more than smooth.
It is jewelry. Bigger is prettier. A big steel nib is not jewelry. The nib size is of no
consequence to me, as long as it functions well.
I am going to get one for myself soon.
Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !
Posted 10 May 2013 - 22:31
I love my Nemosines. I've never had any trouble with the nibs or leaking, but I did somehow manage to screw the cap on so tightly that I cannot get it off. I've tried rubber gloves, dry heat, soap to lubricate the threads, everything. Unfortunately nothing is working. So I bought another one
Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:04
Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:41
What colors did you get (and end up keeping) risingsun? I am definitely going to get one, but I have yet to decide if it will be the demonstrator or a colored one.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:43
Posted 11 May 2013 - 13:52
Posted 11 May 2013 - 19:58
They replaced my cap free of charge when I had the same problem.