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Ouch... My Ahab Just Bit Me...


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#1 777

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 19:54

Well, I've got a nice cut on the side of my finger now. Posted Image

I think I angered my Ahab. I put "that ink which we do not speak of" into it, and it really hated the ink, and me for doing that.

I was getting sick of it's lousy performance and temper-tantrums, so I decided to flush and re-ink.


Whilst flushing it, the side of the nib, those nice and sharp shoulders, cut my thumb. I had one heck of a time flushing it. Almost permanently stained my sink too...


I put it back together. Re-inked with Noodlers black. Like a new pen now. :)

But my wound still remains. I shall vow to never feed my Ahab a nasty ink again. Sorry Ahab...


Anyone else ever gotten bit by their pens? I've had plenty of clients pen try and spear my hand before, many with great success... Posted Image

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#2 Fabienne

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:02

You got harpooned.


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#3 StyloBug33

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:03

I once got stabbed in the hand with a Lamy Safari. I had a tattoo of sorts on my palm. It hurt like heck, but fortunately the American blue ink was not toxic.

Edited by StyloBug33, 16 February 2012 - 20:04.

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#4 Fabienne

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:21

Yea, that is my first and last tattoo, I was stabbed in the finger by a crowquill loaded with India ink. Still there!


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#5 subbes

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:30

Hm, there's an opening for the enterprising tattoo artist; BSB tattoos.

"Perdita thought, to take an example at random, that things like table manners were a stupid and repressive idea. Agnes, on the other hand, was against being hit by flying bits of other people's cabbage." (Pratchett, T. Carpe Jugulum.)

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#6 Ex Ballpoint User

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 21:12

Well then... I guess I won't be letting any writing instruments into my padded room! You're talking to the guy who cut off a part of his finger pad taking out the rubbish (something sharp inside...)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 21:50

Could be worse, remember who it's named after...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 13:37

My husband had a little Noodler's Black tattoo for a good long time after a fight with a pen. I laughed at him until I ended up with BSB all over my hands after an angry exchange with my Preppy Eyedropper and ended up being called "Smurf" for several days until I finally got it off. These inks don't play!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 16:16

Just like me when someone give me coke zero instead of regular coke! and that goes for diet coke and any other coke flavors as well!

I am a one ink pen, I only work with regular coke in me! :roflmho:
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#10 NABodie

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 17:19

I've stabbed myself several times, usually with 51's.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 21:39

Heh, BSB is far away from nasty -- try Chesterfield Archival Vault :P Great ink but the sample I have precipitates like crazy, wouldn't dare to put it into something else I can't as easily clean as an Ahab... BSB cleans up nicely w/ a bit of bleach. How in the world did you get cut when flushing ? Trying to remove the nib and the pen hold on to it ?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 23:54

Heh, BSB is far away from nasty -- try Chesterfield Archival Vault :P Great ink but the sample I have precipitates like crazy, wouldn't dare to put it into something else I can't as easily clean as an Ahab... BSB cleans up nicely w/ a bit of bleach. How in the world did you get cut when flushing ? Trying to remove the nib and the pen hold on to it ?


You ever had it, where you're holding something, and suddenly, your fingers and the object just explode? Not literally of coruse, but they explode with movement.

That happened. I twitched I guess. :) While holding the nib.

Gave me a no-joking 1.5" gash on my thumb. Luckily the deep part was only about 1/4" long.

I feel stuuupid... Posted Image


Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.


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#13 mhphoto

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:08

Hehehe, my Ahab loves BSB. Works like a dream. Sorry about your cut though.

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#14 subbes

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:41

You ever had it, where you're holding something, and suddenly, your fingers and the object just explode?


Honestly? No.

Maybe you should get that checked out. You might be turning into a werewolf or a zombie.

"Perdita thought, to take an example at random, that things like table manners were a stupid and repressive idea. Agnes, on the other hand, was against being hit by flying bits of other people's cabbage." (Pratchett, T. Carpe Jugulum.)

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#15 777

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:13

You ever had it, where you're holding something, and suddenly, your fingers and the object just explode?


Honestly? No.

Maybe you should get that checked out. You might be turning into a werewolf or a zombie.


Haha - now that I have *that ink which we don't speak of* in my bloodstream, I'm sure to turn into something nasty. :)

An ink-zombie!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:23

You ever had it, where you're holding something, and suddenly, your fingers and the object just explode?


Honestly? No.

Maybe you should get that checked out. You might be turning into a werewolf or a zombie.




So, uh, you're a fictional character, eh?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:09

More than ten years ago, I got stabbed on my right hand by my classmate with a fountain pen. After reading your post, I checked my hand and the tattoo dot is still there. :roflmho:

Edited by asaha, 18 February 2012 - 05:10.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:36

Well ...

I did once ... without taking too much care - press hard on the nib end of a Pilot VP which was exposed rather than the click end. That hurt!
But it didn't bite me as hard as your ahab did!
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#19 Uncle Red

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:16

[/quote]You ever had it, where you're holding something, and suddenly, your fingers and the object just explode? Not literally of coruse, but they explode with movement.That happened. I twitched I guess. :) While holding the nib.Gave me a no-joking 1.5" gash on my thumb. Luckily the deep part was only about 1/4" long.I feel stuuupid... Posted Image
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Not with a pen...

When I was a teenager my parents wanted me to trim the carpet in my sister's room as I was getting ready to go out. I was rushing with my pocket knife when there was sudden movement. I'd cut the carpet. Pity the tip of my thumb was in the way. Lots of blood.
Fortunately the next door neighbor was the family doctor. He though that stitches wouldn't work and to just use Neosporin and bandaids. I don't even have a scar.


The "Tattoo" I've got from a pencil is another matter.






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