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I had a bit of a mishap yesterday; my Vanishing Point F slipped out of my hand and landed embedded in my foot. I thought I might have a tsuki-yo tattoo, but later realized the ink had actually come out but that I had bled. I wonder if it would have done less damage had it been a stub...

 

 

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That looks like an oblique hit it - hope you are okay!

 

Erick

 

Using right now:

Pilot Dipper "F" nib running J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 

PenBBS 480 "F" nib running Pelikan Brilliant Brown

Santini Italia Toscana Fifth Avenue "F" nib running PR Blue Suede

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I think I see some tsuki-yo there all the same, not that I really want to be looking too closely.

 

I'm sorry for the pain and stain, but the question is, are you glad you managed to adroitly intercept the trajectory of the falling pen, and stopped the its gold nib from hitting the floor tip first?

 

I wonder if it would have done less damage had it been a stub...

Nobody likes stubbing their toe either.

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Both I and the pen should be okay.

 

I am glad to have saved the nib; a bit of irony here:

 

This nib unit is a replacement for my previous F nib unit which was destroyed when my son accidentally knocked over my pen caddy, and (even though the nib was retracted) the nib was forced out by the blast, hit the floor, and ended up so crochu/bent that it would have cost more to repair it than to replace it. Since this is my preferred nib for this pen, my original thought as I watched the pen falling to the ground was, "Please not again!"

 

So much better that my toe took the brunt.

 

And yes, there still is a teeny bit of tsuki-yo...

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I've tattooed my thumb more times with a VP than I care to admit. !@*&%!! it hurts!

 

My son was very lucky when he dropped his early VP with the nib extended. It landed nib, down in the gap between two floor boards, caught by the shoulders and standing straight up. No damage at all.

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Looks like that new color-Ouchi Yucky.

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Threads like this is why the Morrison gold filigree overlay ringtop (the first one) doesn't leave the house anymore. I almost lost it three times in the space of a day and a half when it unscrewed itself from the lanyard.... One time was on the concrete floor of a parking garage; one time it was in my house; and one time I thought I'd lost it in the parking lot of the grocery store down the hill from me. At night....

Paid more for that [expletive deleted] pen than I did for my Plum Demi Parker 51.... After the third go-round (turned out it had fallen between the console and the driver's seat in the car) I changed it's name from "Goldie" to "Trixie" and banned it from excursions. Broke that rule once. Found it a week later (after the Ohio Pen Show one year) with the lanyard hooked to the clip holding the pan of glass in the storm door, and then (rooting around a bit) the pen itself in one of the ridges in the bottom of the door frame. Nib seemed to be okay but that is NEVER happening again. I want to use that pen (it does have a very lovely semi-flex and juicy nib on it)? It stays IN THE HOUSE.... :angry:

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Threads like this is why the Morrison gold filigree overlay ringtop (the first one) doesn't leave the house anymore. in :angry:

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Ah, but all our mishaps occurred in the house.

 

Ouchy Yuki or Yama Bloodo?

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"Yama Bloodo" :lticaptd: I'm gonna have to remember that one.

Ruth Morrisson aka insktainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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