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7 minutes ago, NgunnawalJack said:

BAOER 388 green with black “tiger” stripes.  Inked with Diamine Indigo.

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and a light blue Pilot V-pen medium


The Baoer is a great pen, comparable or even superior to the Parker Sonnet.  I just wanted to comment to celebrate 1000 posts, took me 12 years!

Pen(s) Currently in Rotation:

Pelikan M600 Red Striped (Fine) - Pelikan 4001 Königsblau

Sheaffer Statesman “Fat” Touchdown  (Fine Stub) - Pelikan 4001 Königsblau

Lamy Vista (Extra Fine) - Lamy Black

 

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Sheaffer Valiant (recently restored) with Quink black (and waterbrush)s-13-valiant.jpg.8001506d876cc4f315545b366a69bb94.jpg

What have you done with the cat? It looks half dead.

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So far today it's been the Poseidon Pearl Konrad, with the swag ink from this past weekend's Commonwealth Pen Show: Noodler's Blue Lobsters and Whales, which is a nice medium blue that leans slightly turquoise.  Unfortunately, the change in weather around here has caused a lot of ink being burped into the cap -- so everytime I write with it I get BL&W all over my fingers from the section and threading.... :wallbash:

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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On 9/15/2021 at 9:36 PM, inkstainedruth said:

Unfortunately, the change in weather around here has caused a lot of ink being burped into the cap -- so everytime I write with it I get BL&W all over my fingers from the section and threading.... :wallbash:

Your Konrad is a piston-filler, so you should be able to avoid burping by pointing it nib-up and squeezing out the air until you see the ink in the window or better yet at the bottom of the feed. Repeat each day. I have no experience with Konrads, though.

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Another of my impulsively acquired BAOER 388s.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but it is a dark blue and black stripe reminiscent of tiger stripes.

Inked with Diamine Indigo.

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Aurora Afrika M nib with MB Lavender Purple ink

 

goodness but MB had to step it up when competition threatened their pathetic inks  :D

 

and the FP on ebay asks for 4 times the price paid for it, over 20 years ago

 

 

 

 

 

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Another day with 'Mr. Churchill' (Conway Stewart broad nib rendition) and Regency Blue ink from Diamine.

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6 hours ago, MichaelHall said:

Your Konrad is a piston-filler, so you should be able to avoid burping by pointing it nib-up and squeezing out the air until you see the ink in the window or better yet at the bottom of the feed. Repeat each day. I have no experience with Konrads, though.

Well, apparently it didn't have as much ink in it as I thought.  And now even less -- I went to write something last night and ended up with the swag ink from last weekend's Commonwealth Pen Show all over my hands, the base of the keyboard on my laptop, and on my chair (as well as up in the cap and all over the section and threading....🤬).  Fortunately it did NOT hit the keyboard itself (or the trackpad), and (also fortunately) the ink seems to be washable.  But I've got to get the rest of the turquoise spot off the red and gold upholstery on the chair, still....

The ink might get relegated to a c/c pen for the time being (it really is a very nice turquoise-leaning blue).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: Today, so far, it's been the new to me Parker 45 Arrow (I think the color may be Aqua Blue), M nib with vintage Quink Permanent Royal Blue; and the grey Pilot Decimo, F nib (no longer bent at a horrible angle -- whew! -- thanks to Richard Binder) with the ink he had to test it after the nib work, Waterman Mysterious Blue.

"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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