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  1. The-Thinker

    Pelikan Vs Sailor In Terms Of Wetness

    To all those who own (tried) both pens, i would like to ask why are western nibs (pelikans specifically) are know to be wetter than the Japanese nibs (considering same nib width on paper and not marking) . Is it because of the feed/nib material or the engineering of the feed/nib ?
  2. So, I sent a few pens nibmeister for tuning. And I mentioned to make them wet pens (8/10) 'cause I wanted them to be slightly wetter than John Mottishaw's (7/10). After receiving I found that the pens are really wet. Couple are so wet that the feed(even underside) is always saturated and they write as if I just dipped the pens in ink. I am thinking of tweaking it myself but I cannot find any info online except to make the pen drier by closing the tines. The tines are already pretty closed. So looking for some advice on making the feed a bit drier for Visconti Palladium, Sailor and Jowo ni
  3. I am considering getting a Pelikan M1000. I was looking for advice on the FB FPN and there were comments about how wet the pen and how it was not meant to do much line variation. So........ How wet is it? If too wet can that be fixed with different ink or other. How much line variation can you safely get?
  4. Hi everyone! I have a pen that writes too wet with Aurora Black and too dry with Waterman Black, so I am looking for an ink whose wetness is somewhere in between, although a bit closer to Aurora Black in terms of wetness. Also, if it is a really dark black that's a plus! Thank you all very much in advance!
  5. In this discussion, I noted that a lot of my newly bought pens started out bone dry but became wet (or even very very wet) later on. Initial flushing and cleaning to clear out oils and residues didn't help. Using very wet inks didn't help, or only a little bit. I think this phenomenon may be relevant because quite a few people complain of certain pens being (too) dry. Kaweco is a brand that is often mentioned in this context and sure enough my two Kawecos were initially very dry. So was my Visconti van Gogh, that one was unusable. Over time, these pens very gradually became wet and the Visco
  6. hi all: I have used Iroshizuku inks and Waterman inks in my ST Dupont Palladium pen. I love that pen, very high quality, smooth writing. It seems that the Iroshizuku inks - which I love using!!! - are much wetter than the Waterman inks; for that matter, I might try Montblanc inks. I suspect (I don't own a Japanese pen, Pilot, Sailor or other) that Japanese inks might be better suited for Japanese fountain pens than for European fountain pens... given the fineness of the Japanese nibs. Is this a false assumption? Anybody out there have another opinion? ​Thanks in advance for sharing you
  7. I just thought I'd share my experience the other day adjusting the nib of a pen that was writing a bit dry. I was finding that at first, the nib would write well with plenty of shading. But after having written a little without stopping, it would become dryer to a point where the ink was a little pale and there was almost no shading. I tried following the pen manufacturer's (TWSBI) example video on making the nib a bit wetter, but it didn't work. I'm new to this, but I decided to inspect the nib myself using a loupe and do what I thought might help the situation. I found that there was a g
  8. This one has often been puzzled by those who seek to increase the wetness of a given nib. If a nib lays down a consistent and even line, what then is the purpose behind this desire for more flow? More understandable is the reduction of an overly wet nib to one that is usable. One initial thought was to make the nib to page interface smoother, but beyond there is only so much ink that can fit between these two surfaces. It’s all a bit of a mystery, so could someone please explain the reasoning behind personal flow preferences please?
  9. I have always thought the Visconti Homo Sapiens was one of the most beautiful pens ever, not to mention the lava material being so unique. I’ve always wanted one and finally got it. However, I knew I could have a problem with inconsistent ink flow and wetness, because so many others had. I ordered the pen and it was shipped to Mike Masuyama to grind a .9mm Cursive Italic from the broad. Mike does wonderful work, but when I got the pen it was so wet I couldn’t use it on anything but super ink proof papers. Plus, the ink had no character, it was just super dark lines the crinkled the pages.
  10. I've heard of some pens being described as too wet, which gets me to wondering: has anyone ever gotten a nib tuned to a 9/10 or 10/10 on a wetness scale, or have had (or still have) pens that wet? Do any of you have a taste for pens with that kind of flow? Do they write wider, super saturated lines with little to no shading?

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