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Trying Out My New Monteverde Giant Sequoia (Thanks, Pen Chalet!)

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Great doodle. I tried a stick figure once, no one could figure out what it was.

  • LeakyInk
  • 09 August 2019 - 00:41

Need Advice: Leaky Fingers From My Noodler's Ahab?

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

I went into this greasy spoon cafe in scarborough, UK. I see this guy writing  in a notepad. What took my attention away from ordering was that he was using what i realise now was probably an Ahab too.

I apologised for disturbing him and said it was just because he was using a fountain pen. This thing had burped cavernously. The section was stained & so were his fingers. I said to him: "I hope that isn't Baystate Blue you are using". The guy was shocked. I had correctly identified the ink he was using. I told him of my experience with BSB and how difficult it was to get it off my flesh & it stained like crazy.

I thought the pen was an eye-dropper at first which had belched because it was so hot. I recommended Diamine Sapphire as easier to get off places it wasn't welcome and mentioned FPN too. Because he wasn't having a very good time.

The man was a journalist in training and was learning Pitmans shorthand at his own initiative.

I really didn't want to see him put off using fountain pens for life because of one pen that was a pain in the proverbial. I suggested he join FPN & ask for help. Meanwhile grab some cheap Jinhaos off ebay.

The pen looked great, but honestly it looked like a turkey that belonged in a bin. I felt sorry for him given that it probably wasn't cheap and a Jinhao X450 would have been a better experience and could potentially  be retrofitted with a flex nib.

  • Dip n Scratch
  • 14 May 2019 - 18:14

Here Are The Fountain Pen Inks I've Accumulated Since Last October (And Yes, I Know I Have A Problem)

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

Just a "drop in the bucket" !

  • purplepen
  • 27 April 2019 - 11:07

Need Advice: Leaky Fingers From My Noodler's Ahab?

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
Heat setting seemed to fix mine, but it also took away some of the flex
  • pschwartz
  • 30 March 2019 - 22:16

My First Pen Review: Monteverde Giant Sequoia

in Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal

You are tremendously talented young person, and the best spokesperson Monteverde ever had!

  • LukeSkyliner
  • 26 March 2019 - 03:59

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