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My Waterman fountain pen started skipping the beginning of each word a few days ago out of nowhere. The colour it writes has also become clearly lighter (same ink and paper), so the ink flow must be disturbed. I have tried flossing the nib with 0.001 brass shim. I also removed, washed and soaked over night the feed, all to no avail. I'm not sure if it would make sense to floss with 0.002 brass shim, since the pen was wet to begin with. EDIT: I've read about "baby's bottom". But can a pen that is fine out-of-the-box develop that problem?
Hello, I posted previously about my Visconti Rembrandt and it also had this problem with hard starts and skips every line. I was able to exchange it for a Van Gogh starry night, and sadly it's no better. The starts are really bad. I have to apply more pressure than usual to get it started, and then 5 seconds off paper requires another hard start. Either im extremely unfortunate or visconti has the poorest nib QC here's a pic demonstrating the issue,. Visconti Van Gogh Starry Night B Nib http://i.imgur.com/nDeSjan.jpg?2 If theres any way to fix this without sending it to a nib mechan
I recently picked up a vintage-y Montblanc Solitaire (gold plated, barley pattern, West German), and special edition Patron of the Art in unused condition (box, warranty card, and everything included). Both are medium nibs, and both are skipping, particularly when used on crappy lined notebook paper (standard legal pads and spiral-bound notebooks) or lined journals (Moleskine). The problem goes away when used on bond or printer paper, but it would be nice if they worked on legal pads too. I don't have this problem with any of my other pens, save for an older Namiki Sterling that I plan to s