Jump to content

Sailor Pro Gear Left/Up Strokes Dry

Recommended Posts




I recently received a Sailor Pro Gear(21K MF nib), and I'm having some issues with left strokes and up strokes being very dry.

I've attached a picture of the issue below. Before I go about fiddling with the nib, is this an issue with the tine gap not being large enough?

I've also attached pictures of the nib, apologies for the glare.


Would appreciate any help!






Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • MShreyas1


  • A Smug Dill


Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

A Smug Dill



From the photo, it looks to me that the nib tipping was cut slightly asymmetrically, and the hemisphere on the left tine is thicker (height-wise) and its bottom sits lower than that on the right tine. If you're drawing a line with a left-to-right pen stroke and putting little-to-no downward pressure on the nib, then quite possibly only the left tine's tipping is touching the paper, causing the line to be narrower and some scratchiness. If your up strokes are also like that, then I'm guessing you hold your pen with the nib slightly rotated counter-clockwise?


I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

After a lot of thinking and carefully observing, I have found what you have said to be spot on. I observed myself rotating the pen towards the left when trying to make left strokes, and the tipping would simply rub on the paper. What is curious is that I do not perceive the same behavior on a medium: image.thumb.png.1a15e3674aa96c18eb78d79a3501d633.png


nor a fine:


both of which do not have as small of an "exposed slit surface." Some conscious adjustment of my writing has mostly fixed the problem, though perhaps increasing the wetness may mitigate some faint off-center strokes.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...