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hariharan

Hi, 

I recently bought a click aristocrat model. The pen is light weight and beautiful to hold at. One of the comfortable pens at that cost. I wanted to try a bold nib and had ordered one. I inked with waterman brown to match the brown body. 

 

While the pen wrote smooth and wet out of box, it skipped often. out of impulse, i hadnt soaked the nib earlier. So, when i asked for advice, the one i received naturally was to stick to basics. Even after a nice wash, the skipping continued. I suspected whether the nib was not meshing with the feed top. But i disassembled and it was not the case. 

Under table lamp, however i observed wide slit and without a loop, i couldnt clearly say whether there is a splay or baby bottom at the tip. 

 

Have anyone tried bold nib in Click aristocrat. whats your experience.

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I have three of the Click Aristocrats but mine are in the fine-medium range.  While some Click nibs can be a challenge, I think the nibs in these pens are pretty good.  For your pen, the broad designation deals with the tipping of the nib, not the spread of the tines.  If the tines are too far apart, ink will not be able to flow to the tip if the nib and the pen will skip.  This can happen when people apply too much pressure to the paper.  Check your nib against a light to see how wide your slit is.  It should be a very thin light you will see between the tines, almost touching.  If it is too wide, you will need to see if you can fix it.   Try squeezing the nib at the shoulders a couple of times.  This may do what you need.  There are other things but try this first.  Also, the converter that comes with these pens is not the best so try another international converter.  That may also help. 

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1 hour ago, bugsydog55 said:

I have three of the Click Aristocrats but mine are in the fine-medium range.  While some Click nibs can be a challenge, I think the nibs in these pens are pretty good.  For your pen, the broad designation deals with the tipping of the nib, not the spread of the tines.  If the tines are too far apart, ink will not be able to flow to the tip if the nib and the pen will skip.  This can happen when people apply too much pressure to the paper.  Check your nib against a light to see how wide your slit is.  It should be a very thin light you will see between the tines, almost touching.  If it is too wide, you will need to see if you can fix it.   Try squeezing the nib at the shoulders a couple of times.  This may do what you need.  There are other things but try this first.  Also, the converter that comes with these pens is not the best so try another international converter.  That may also help. 

 

Yes you are right on both the counts. Please find enclosed herewith the gap between tines under light. From the Richard Binder website, i infer this as nib splay. Applying shoulder pressure as you had suggested improved the performance. But with gentle use, its back to the original state. I assume the machining of slit is overdone. I am not confident to mechanically work on the nib fearing permanent damage. 

 

The converter with a sluggish spring is the worst :). 

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