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My fountain pen no matter if it's pilot, parker, pelikan or lamy or whatever they always have a side that is feedbacky and one that is not. I HAVE CHECKED FOR NIB ALLIGMENT and i have found no nib to be out of alligment looking at it with 8x magnifying glass really close also the channels of the nib are straight with the feed and open. Does that happen to you? any fix?

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Sounds to me more like you are rolling the pen.


As an aside, your choice of white text with a black highlight is exceptionally hard to read. If your post was more than a paragraph, I would not have perservered.

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"""Sounds to me more like you are rolling the pen""". ...Called canting...or some call it rotating the nib.

If right handed you could be you are left eye dominate and cant the nib so you can see the top.

Or are you left handed, then canting is more 'normal' in your left eye is normally dominate in left handers.


So try to keep the nib square to the paper.

Could help if the pen is not a Large one, to post the cap so the clip is directly in line with the nib slit.............if the pen is Large, try it for a bit to get accustomed to keeping the nib straight and not canted.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,


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