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Why Does Waterman Expert Ii Skip?



Mysterious Mose
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Mysterious Mose

I bought this Waterman Expert new in December, 2019. It occasionally skips. When writing on Rhodia paper (No. 18, 80g/m^2), it writes rough. It writes smoother on Tamoe River 52g/m^2 but still skips. I wouldn't say the nib is wet. Does this mean it's dry?

 

The ink I'm currently using is Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue. I filled it July 12, 11 days ago..

 

Last night, it completely stopped writing. I extracted a little ink with the converter and then it restarted.

 

Could this be the nib? The feed? The cartridge? The pen? I've never in my life gone to a nib meister but wonder if that might help. If so, any recommendations? I'm located in New York City.

 

 

Dan Kalish

 

Fountain Pens: Pelikan Souveran M805, Waterman Expert II, Waterman Phileas, Stipula Splash, Sheaffer Sagaris, Sheaffer Prelude, Sheaffer School

 

inks: Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Schwarz (Brilliant Black), Pelikan 4001 Königsblau (Royal Blue), Edelstein Sapphire, Edelstein Onyx, Waterman Encre Bleu (Inspired Blue), Diamine Mediterranean Blue, iroshizuku (Pilot) ama-iro (Sky Blue), Montblanc Mystery Black, Rohrer-Klingner Cassia

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Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue is a notoriously dry ink. Try using a Waterman ink and see if there is any difference.

 

The issue with the converter is another matter. Try using a cartridge and see if there is any difference.

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Carlos.q: "Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue is a notoriously dry ink. Try using a Waterman ink and see if there is any difference."

 

How does Waterman Inspired Blue Ink sound?

Dan Kalish

 

Fountain Pens: Pelikan Souveran M805, Waterman Expert II, Waterman Phileas, Stipula Splash, Sheaffer Sagaris, Sheaffer Prelude, Sheaffer School

 

inks: Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Schwarz (Brilliant Black), Pelikan 4001 Königsblau (Royal Blue), Edelstein Sapphire, Edelstein Onyx, Waterman Encre Bleu (Inspired Blue), Diamine Mediterranean Blue, iroshizuku (Pilot) ama-iro (Sky Blue), Montblanc Mystery Black, Rohrer-Klingner Cassia

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This is unusual for that pen and nib. I would check the nib under a loupe. Both Waterman blue and Pelikan RB should work fine in this pen. My Waterman Expert (F) is a gusher and is not rough on any paper.

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Carlos.q: "Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue is a notoriously dry ink. Try using a Waterman ink and see if there is any difference."

 

How does Waterman Inspired Blue Ink sound?

Sounds good to me. :thumbup:

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