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Hi all, does anyone have an Obunsha Teikin pocket pen? The one with the Parker 180 style nib? How are they as writers and are there structural problems I have to be aware of like an easily cracked section, etc.? I'd also like to ask if anyone knows the going rate for these, if user grade. I checked eBay and only found one listing (for bidding). Attached is a photo of the pen from the seller. The Teikin is the one second from the bottom, alongside a Platinum DP-50, a no name pen, a Pilot DPP-100, and a Platinum DP-800 (or an older version of it). Thanks!
I've had a Parker 65 fountain pen for more than 30 years (12ct rolled gold, English made) I recently aquired a matching ball pen and pencil for £20 each and almost instantly lost the ball pen. On looking for a replacement, I found a gold 180 fountain pen and ball pen set (made in the USA) for £40. Is this the beginning of the end? I seem to have paid a very reasonable price for the 180 set, looking at Ebay. I also have an elderly Platignum which actually writes very nicely. I can upload some pics if that would be of any interest.
I have a Parker 180. I was very happy with it, it writes wery well, does not present significant problems. Recently I stated using black ink with the pen and after a short while the pen started to dry out, had to wet thr nib for it to start writing again. I rinsed it with water, the wrriting improved, then it deteriorated again. I decided to wash the pen more thoroughly. Took ot the nib and washed it under running water. After that, the nib started going into the pen very easyly. I am afraid for it will fall out of the pen all at once and spill ink all over. Please comment if there is some kind of sealing which I might have damaged or what may be the cause. There are no visible damages on the nib body or the opening into which it goes. All comments are appreciated. Thanks.
Hello. Someone gave me a Parker Classic with a medium nib sometime ago. I had some difficulties getting it to work right with an international cartridge with Monteverde ink in several colors, always leaking, didn't write quite right. Switched to Parker Quink ink black, same issues, plus it didn't look black but gray. Then I got a Parker converter, and was amazed to find that the gray looking Parker Quink ink transformed into a beautiful black ink, almost as dark as Noodler's black, just from adding the Parker converter alone. The leaks greatly diminished also, but did not quite go away. I wondered whether silicone grease applied somewhere on the nib would help, but hesitated to experiment. Then I read about someone having leak issues with a Parker 180 and the Quink ink, which he claimed they went away when he switched to a drier ink, Sheafer I think (the 180 and the Classic use the same nib, I am told). So I switched to Noodler's blue, the driest ink I currently one, per experience with other pens. All leak issues went away, and it writes a rather wet line at that! So the question is, do I have a problem or not? While I am glad to have a combination that works, I am not happy that a Parker pen doesn't work with a Parker ink supposedly designed for it. Any thoughts on this issue appreciated. P.S. On the leak issue, it made some difference whether I inked the converter from the nib, or with a syringe, and whether the pen was completely dry of all water after a rinse. In the current non leaking situation, I filled the converter directly, avoiding the nib, and started with a completely dry pen, so I am not entirely sure the leak is fixed since I took steps to avoid it.