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I'm at a complete loss trying to figure out why this is happening. The nib unit for my Santini Italia Calypso Mother-of-Pearl pen, which houses a rhodium-plated 18K gold nib and an ebonite feed supporting it, has just been returned to me from Italy after repair. I bought a bottle of Waterman Mysterious Blue ink from a local department store a couple of weeks ago, while the nib was still away. After flushing and drying the nib unit, I decided to fill the Calypso pen with this ‘safe’ ink first, to test how the repaired nib writes. The first few pages of writing samples we
Now that I am set up and introduced and welcomed and all, I might as well try to ask what brought me here in the first place. This time I actually remembered that I have a tripod, so the photographs actually do the pen justice. Well, let’s plunge in: Exhibit ‘A’ here is my workhorse pen for when I’m not at home. I’m carrying it around in my rucksack wherever I go, even though it doesn’t really like it all that well, especially when I’m travelling by bike. Nonetheless, when it’s behaving, it’s a nice pen. It has a quite long nib, by far the longest in my collection, which is nice when writing,