I recently got my hands on a PenBBS 355 (shoutout to everyone who helped me decide over here: http://www.fountainp...bbs-355-vs-456/)
The pen came with a medium nib, and for the most part I really enjoy it. But I'm getting a persistent hard starting issue, irrespective of stroke direction, which is resisting all my best attempts to fix it. Under its own weight, the pen writes only sporadically. If it doesn't start right away, I can drag it all over the place with no ink getting down. Hard starts happen while writing as well.
First I checked nib alignment, which was every so slightly off. Fixed that, but still hard starts.
I thought there might have been debris in the way, so I gave the pen a very thorough flushing and flossed the tines. Didn't help either.
Then I thought it must be baby's bottom, but some attention with micromesh didn't make a difference, and I was unsure if the tip showed the baby's bottom shape (although I am no nibmeister).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I can always swap out for a different #6 nib if necessary, but I'd love to salvage this one if I could. Nib photos (sadly primitive ones) attached below; angles from above, below, writing angle, and head-on.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Edit to add: So far I've tried the pen with Pilot Blue Black and Iroshizuku Asa Gao, which have always behaved well for me in other pens.
Edited by boulderchips, 09 July 2019 - 17:39.