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#21 Lamyrada

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 13:56

The ink spent years drying and clogging your pens.  A few patient days of correction is not too much to ask.  Drop the nib and section
part into room temp water for a few hours.  Then, rinse.  Repeat until nothing oozes out to discolor the soak water.  Shake dry. and let
the nib rest in contact with a dry paper towel to "wick" out residual water.  
 
This is what I use for maintenance flushing.  I trim the tip in small increments, until it fits firmly over the section.  Slowly push room temp 
water for 30 seconds, in each direction.  Then, dry as above.  
 
 
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Are there any names on your pens, to indicate the brand ?



This seems to be what i ned to do. What is the name of the white thingies/pumps and where did you get them? Are these the same used to clean the ears? I remember my father having this problem and using something similar.

I have since found out that one is Yafa and the other says - a doubtful- Pierre Cardin... I like them because they were gifts from people i care for and knew my tastes for notebooks and pens, etc...

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#22 Lamyrada

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 17:19

with all help here I located ink cartridges that fit (specially into the small cavity of the Yafa) and tested three colors; one which happens to be washed out and greyish which I don't like(Private Reserve Black). I liked the Pelikan and and Kaweko blacks, with Pelikan the one I liked the most. Thank you all. I will post photos in a "show" thread I saw.

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#23 william2001

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 18:32

Welcome to FPN!  :W2FPN:

Glad to have another person joining to FPN.

Feel free to ask any questions you have about fountain pens in here.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:30

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. While not a flex pen, it's nib has great give to offer nice line variation in your writing. In the same price range, I would recommend Edison's production line. Many different shapes and sizes and many tremendous finishes. I own two and love them.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 14:23

This seems to be what i ned to do. What is the name of the white thingies/pumps and where did you get them? Are these the same used to clean the ears? I remember my father having this problem and using something similar.

I have since found out that one is Yafa and the other says - a doubtful- Pierre Cardin... I like them because they were gifts from people i care for and knew my tastes for notebooks and pens, etc...

 

Not sure about the name of the bulb things and you can get them at most pharmacies. They are used to clear out children's ears and such. You can always print a picture of them and bring it with you. I found that exact bulb at my local independent pharmacy for $3.50 for the 2 oz. one. More for a larger one and less for a 1 oz. size bulb.


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#26 Gloucesterman

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 14:24

BTW, Welcome to FPN from New England.

 

Take some time and explore the site. So may thing to learn and GREAT people to "meet".


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#27 Lamyrada

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 21:54

Not sure about the name of the bulb things and you can get them at most pharmacies. They are used to clear out children's ears and such. You can always print a picture of them and bring it with you. I found that exact bulb at my local independent pharmacy for $3.50 for the 2 oz. one. More for a larger one and less for a 1 oz. size bulb.


Right! They are what i thought they were! Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 22:02

The Namiki Falcon is a great pen. While not a flex pen, it's nib has great give to offer nice line variation in your writing. In the same price range, I would recommend Edison's production line. Many different shapes and sizes and many tremendous finishes. I own two and love them.


This is very interesting. I was able to locate the Edisons,but don't know which models would have the same flexibility of the Falcon. Can you share with all which ones you have and why you like them? I would consider any other pen that can perform as the Falcom. You can PM me if you want.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 19:34

Hi and welcome to FPN

 

Yafa is an American company importing many good penbrands and having some under their own name as well.

 

Pierre Cardin has other companies make pens for them, not very expensive but not bad either.

 

99% sure both will take the "international standard" size of cartridge and converter. Many brands make cartridges with that size.

 

 

Your Namiki Falcon is a very nice pen, but with a different size cartridge/converter (Pilot-size). It has a special nib that is a bit softer than most modern pens. Be aware that fountainpens do not need pressure to write, were ballpoints do need pressure to get the ball rolling the ink on the paper. Many modern pens have fairly stiff nibs, that are somewhat forgiving when you put in a bit more pressure. Too much pressure and you will permanently bend the nib (a sprung nib).

The Namiki Falcon will be more prone to that, but, if you can manage writing with a light touch, it is a superb pen.

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 20:39

I am loving the Mamiki for formal writing and for sketching as well. It is sleek and balanced, but they should stop saying it has a wide variable width in writing because it doesn't. Unless the medium size nib does that, I can't figure out those reports (unless modified of course). I think they have been modifying teh nib abd presenteing the pen in a different light.  I have spent a few easy  dollars getting and array of styles of cheap pens with medium and fne points  so I can have a feel of what is fits style. The Namiki is the only pen over $100 that I have, so it will be treasured for a long time. 

 

 I enjoy writing and sketching for the sake of it  and I am am journaling my dreams since 1996. The Yafa was a present from my sister when I was a quality engineer  and went to meetings and wrote reports  and she wanted me to take notes in style. I had a few on FP on those days. So I enjoy them and get a thrill of remembering when my father had a Parker that he let me use  when I visited his home office and helped him with the accounting books. Writing with a FP makes it more enjoyable!



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 20:41

I am loving the Mamiki for formal writing and for sketching as well. It is sleek and balanced, but they should stop saying it has a wide variable width in writing because it doesn't. Unless the medium size nib does that, I can't figure out those reports (unless modified of course). I think they have been modifying teh nib abd presenteing the pen in a different light.  I have spent a few easy  dollars getting and array of styles of cheap pens with medium and fne points  so I can have a feel of what is fits style. The Namiki is the only pen over $100 that I have, so it will be treasured for a long time. 

 

 I enjoy writing and sketching for the sake of it  and I am am journaling my dreams since 1996. The Yafa was a present from my sister when I was a quality engineer  and went to meetings and wrote reports  and she wanted me to take notes in style. I had a few on FP on those days. So I enjoy them and get a thrill of remembering when my father had a Parker that he let me use  when I visited his home office and helped him with the accounting books. Writing with a FP makes it more enjoyable! And what I have so far may be cheap, nothing comparable to the "collections" people here have, but they make me happy and that is what counts.







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