Last night I was pulling the nib from a ratty old eversharp skyline and the barrel cracked clean in half, right around the threads and down into the barrel.
Figured the pen was basically junk anyways, I filed the edges with a needle file to add in a gentle taper, mixed up some JB weld, did a modest schmear all around, clamped it in a block, and 24 hours later.
It worked. Perfectly. I'm putting a pretty unreasonable amount of pressure on it and it's rock solid.
The crack is barely visible (nobody would see it unless I pointed it out), and since JB weld is easily wiped up with water before cured, cleanup was a snap and the threads weren't mangled with epoxy even though the crack extended into them.
.... Has anyone else used JB weld before?
I can hear you cringe, Rob. The pen was junk before it broke
Edited by Honeybadgers, 15 November 2019 - 07:30.