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Twsbi Eco And Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

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#21 TruthPil

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:14

It's been a while, so I thought I'd bring this up again.

 

Has anyone dedicated a TWSBI ECO to KTC?? 

 

I've got one sitting in the drawer while I use the nib with other pens, so I'd gladly devote to the indigo beast if it will keep on writing well. 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:50

I'm getting very mixed results after using KTC in my ECO for a day. 

 

First off, with the stock 1.1mm ECO stub the pen would only write with unreasonable pressure applied. Otherwise the ink would not travel to the end of the nib.

 

I got better results when I swapped in a FPR 5.5 medium nib. It writes very wet and shows off the ink well, but occasionally the ink won't make it down the nib again and I'll have to flick the pen slightly to resume flow. I think the ECO feed, at least on my pen, just has a really hard time maintaining ink flow with KTC. I was a little surprised by this because I know that the stub version of the ECO has a wetter feed than with the other nibs.

 

Has anyone else experienced this flow issue?


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:50

After over a week of having KTC in my ECO I'm pleased to say that there was no staining! The little nooks and crannies right behind where the barrel joins the section had a slight purple hue, but I've found that most permanent inks leave some color there. KTC actually left less color there than previous inks. So have no fear about using KTC in your ECO. 😀

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:21

Just one thought here: if your Eco does get stained, do NOT attempt to clean it with either acetone or alcohol, or isopropyl. If you do, the barrel will develop tiny fractures and cracks.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 22:18

TruthPil, thank you!

 

Venemo, good reminder.

 

Also, if you do find staining, try a vintage Sheaffer ink or a modern Noodler's eel ink for easy stain removal.


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