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Hello everyone, I bought this cross Century II at the flea market and although it writes nicely when disassembling it for cleaning I noticed it had a lot of dried ink and the nib seems to have been corroded on several spots and some of the gold (paint/plating?) Had transfered to the feed. It came with an empty cross cartridge of bb.

Is this just product of leaving dried ink on the nib for a long time or are there inks known to do this?

 

 

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the simple answer is yes.. iron gall inks are known to be corrosive. there are other inks that are quite acidic and will corrode the nib over time if left idle for LONG periods of time.

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Can you post Sharper photos?

My phone doesn't have the greatest zoom, I will see if I can find something better. It is the grey spots on the body and black spots in the tines

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the simple answer is yes.. iron gall inks are known to be corrosive. there are other inks that are quite acidic and will corrode the nib over time if left idle for LONG periods of time.

 

 

That is one aggressive ink. What a shame, then it could have been prevented with some water. :crybaby: :gaah:

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Ive noticed this to be an issue with a handful of Cross fountain pens Ive come across. I have a Cross Metropolis with this issue which ruins an otherwise beautiful nib do to some small corrosion pits.

"If brute force has failed to yield the desired result, it simply means you've failed to yield enough force."

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