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  1. Hi I am a new KOP demonstrator owner. I have just inked it up with the SAILOR Bird Nipponia Nippon Red ink ordered from Japan which arrived today. It writes excellently. However, what I see after inking it are some small blobs of ink between the clear plastic on the steel ring above the black grip on one side Is this normal? Should I go back to the seller? (see better photo after edit) Warm regards/gary
  2. theitalianguy

    Ink Leak On A Delta Alfa Romeo

    Hello everybody! After few years of great performance of my Delta Alfa Romeo, it has now started leaking from the barrel. I'm attaching pictures to better show the issue. What's going on? Would I be able to repair it? If not, who could? Thank you! V
  3. Hello. I recently added a used Montblanc Kafka WE to my pen collection and now seem to have a problem with a slight ink leak around the nib collar. Does this require a return to MB for service or is this something that is repairable by an expert at a pen show (Baltimore is the closest next show)? The pen was advertised as lightly used and then stored. This seems to be accurate as it is in very good cosmetic shape. There was some old ink in the feed and under the nib, so I cleaned it out over a few days with some flushing with water, some soaking while suspended in water/10% ammonia mix and and then more flushing and soaking with water. I have only used Waterman blue in it so far. The first fill demonstrated a few hard starts, but the second fill onward have all flowed quite well and the nib is in great shape. On about the third fill I started noticing some ink staining on my index finger. I double checked and cleaned the cap in case there was any ink stuck in there and continued on. If I look very closely, I can sometimes see a hint of ink where the nib collar joins the section. It looks very much like the area that macball shows with his Thomas Mann in his pictures in this thread at the 10th posting --> https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/261924-146-149-ink-leaking-onto-the-section/ Thank you in advance. Michael

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