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#1 missuslovett

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 21:53

Here's my sweet new Jackdaw. The 14k nib's doesn't feel quite as robust as some of the other MTs I've experienced but it takes nothing at all to flex. At the moment, it has a few problems flow-wise, in spite of a clean. I'm going to get an ultra sound. Any cleaning tips will be welcome and I offer my modest acquisition here to add to our MT catalogue. It's a lovely pink and silvery green.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 23:20

I ultrasonic clean the feed, and also run a brass shim or feeder gauge through the feed's channels until they are squeaky clean. It is amazing how much crud is still in there after a ultrasonic bath until I mechanically and manually clean the feed.

 

Post a longer writing sample. I love the shape of your letters and might get some ideas to alter my script.



#3 missuslovett

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 00:33

Thanks for the advice and I'll definitely post some more writing samples once it's up and running smoothly. At the moment it seems to respond best when I flex it but with normal writing it doesn't flow smoothly at all. It's still early days with my attempts at cursive calligraphy but I used to do a lot of round hand once upon a time and I practice every day! It's not a chore with lovely pens like these.



#4 inkstainedruth

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:47

That's a pretty pen.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:23

Very pretty indeed.

 

Curious that MT reserved these lovely materials almost exclusively for the Jackdaw range, although I believe that a few Visofils may have been made in similar patterns.

 

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