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#1 Plusfoursmax

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 00:51

Hi, I just got this pen off fleabay.

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It is a very pretty pen, but it was a bit scratchy and balky unless the nib was wet. However, the line is smooth and very juicy! 

Under the loupe I could see the tines were misaligned, and a bit of baby's bottom

 

 

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However, the it is just possible to see above that the slit on the nib was twisted and the edges of the top of the nib were also out of whack; this could have been if one side had been dropped, or a repair job. I am puzzled. There is no damage evident anywhere else. 

 

 

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Anyhow, I got at the overlap with some 1200 grit wet and dry, followed by orange mylar and lastly a couple of passes of micromesh it is smooth as a babys bottom, butter smooth, a fat line and still lovely juicy feed. 

 

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By the way, although I have a very nice camera with a macro bellows, these were taken with a modified fisheye adapter for my old iphone 3. It works pretty well

 

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Oh, and for looking down pen barrels and into pen caps, this helps: It is a white LED wired to a little torch and heat shrinked to a copper wire. I can bite the battery to switch the light on with both hands free. Its it very handy!

 

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