Sorry, I should have been more clear, it's not the Nemosine nib that is stuck in there, but a Zebra G._...‹snip›... however getting this G nib out is a pain. It's possibly due to my tapping the tip the of the nib during practice.
If I were a
man, I'd say the stem of the G nib has rusted and that's what is causing everything to be stuck inside the gripping section. I'd just thrown a Jinhao X450 out with the garbage yesterday for exactly that reason. Neither the silicone grip nor pliers helped make the nib budge. A cleaning cycle in my ultrasonic cleaner, with the gripping section (with nib, feed and all) sitting inside a glass beaker filled with diluted ammonia solution (nevertheless more concentrated than clear "household ammonia" someone could get from the average supermarket in the US, I guess, but I don't know with certainty because we can't get that stuff here) caused rust to fall off and sit at the bottom of the beaker, but it didn't really help.
In the meantime, and overnight soak like you suggest will be what I'm doing. I had been using it, but it's been a long time since it's been inked.
I think a long soak overnight would only make the rust problem worse.
I believe I flushed it prior to storage, that's my typical habit, but things get missed from time to time and it's been long enough that I can't recall one way or the other.
I don't think it would have mattered. Clean water that remained in the section and feed would still have caused the G nib to rust. You have to pull the G nib out and store it separately after use, if you're not going to be using the pen constantly, and you don't want it to rust (or at least not damage your pen if the nib rusts anyway).
Edited by A Smug Dill, 17 September 2020 - 04:31.
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