On a Charlie, it's not that hard. If you keep it in your shirt pocket, shirt collar, or front pants pocket, it will already be warm enough to go.
If you pick it up fresh off your desk, you can grab the thing, smother it with your hand for AT MOST a ten count, and then go. If you pause to think between sentences, rest the pen with the tip up for that moment to get the air out.
I get it. Lots of folks hate them, they're not the most convenient...but I hear that about fountain pens in general all the time.
Please let me know if you want to get rid of them, I'm glad to pay first class shipping on any eyedropper pens you'd like to send my way.
I have both my charlies set to not even have that level of requirement. I can pull my charlie, resting flat, out of my stone cold desk drawer and start writing immediately.
My offer stands for anyone getting a 4.5oz bottle of noodlers (I suggest baystate! it really is a perfect excuse to keep a charlie on hand dedicated to the simply absurd ink,) send me your charlie with $3 for return shipping and I'll mail you back a pen that writes like it was $60. I'll even smooth it for you, or fit a knox oblique broad/double broad or convert the charlie nib to a stub or crisp italic, free of charge (you obviously have to buy the knox nib on amazon if you want one) and I'll check it with water to ensure no burps down to 1/4 full.
The Charlie needs more love. I'm here to provide.
Edited by Honeybadgers, 21 June 2017 - 04:06.