The Japanese really cannot understand the existence of a Fine and Wet nib. I like the Medium on your sample, black should be black, not some washed-out colour.
You mean the Metropolitan Medium or the VP Medium?
VPs in my experience tend to be quite sensitive to inks. Dry inks can make them unusable, while wet ones may turn them into gushers. It takes time to find the right ink for each VP nib. Interestingly, Pilot inks seem to work well with all VPS but my go-to ink in such cases would be Diamine Midnight.
Tried with Pilot ink too, same results.
Not to mention that I really like my black being black and the Pilot and Pelican are not quite black.
That said, On 2 "BIC one click", I used HOD on one and Pelican 4001 Royal Blue on the other. The Pelican seems wetter.
Do you think changing over to a dry ink will really solve the problem with the nib being dry? I think that the Fine nib on the Vanishing Point might be dry because the tines are too close together and tight and less flexible than the Metropolitan nib allowing less ink to come out of it. You may want to use the brass foil technique on the tines on the fine nib on the VP to open it up a little so you can get a better ink flow.
All times I tried to fix a nib, I ruined it. So I am skeptical about the brass foil.
Perhaps the only solution is to ship them both to a nib professional. Suggestions?
Does anyone know where to obtain a <FM> nib?
Edited by drgt, 05 February 2018 - 09:16.