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My abiding concern is that individual nibs were perhaps not comprehensively performance tested prior to leaving the factory. Maybe my memory is bad on this issue, but I seem to recall corporate advertising suggesting each nib is individually evaluated. Given the cost of these pens, one hopes that writing issues would be detected and corrected before sales.

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17 minutes ago, KAC said:Given the cost of these pens, one hopes that writing issues would be detected and corrected before sales.

That was exactly my hope/expectation

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2 hours ago, Tasmith said:

I've neen using Platinum Pigmented Blue in my 146 since last June and it is by far my favorite ink to use in it.

Interesting. 🙂 How often do you flush the pen?  Between refills?

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8 hours ago, Tasmith said:

I flush it every refill.

... and how long between refills?  Very curious since I'm also exploring using indelible inks routinely for work, one of my 146's being a prospect.  I now have a bottle of Platinum Pigment Black and am also liking it a lot.  So far, I've been using MontBlanc Permanent Black.

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4 hours ago, maclink said:

... and how long between refills?  Very curious since I'm also exploring using indelible inks routinely for work, one of my 146's being a prospect.  I now have a bottle of Platinum Pigment Black and am also liking it a lot.  So far, I've been using MontBlanc Permanent Black.

About 2-3 weeks between refills.  I have had Platinum Pigmented Blue in other pens that have sat for well over a month and started writing immediately.  Never had a problem with it drying out in any pen.

 

I have had problems with MB Permanent Blue drying out and clogging my 146.  I tried MB Permanent Black, but found it too wet and prone to feather. 

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1 hour ago, Tasmith said:

About 2-3 weeks between refills.  I have had Platinum Pigmented Blue in other pens that have sat for well over a month and started writing immediately.  Never had a problem with it drying out in any pen.

 

I have had problems with MB Permanent Blue drying out and clogging my 146.  I tried MB Permanent Black, but found it too wet and prone to feather. 

Fab... thanks!  

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TheDiplomat

Back to the 146, I just handed it over to the Montblanc guys in the boutique where I got it and they’ll send it to Dubai.

let them sweat a little ;)

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TheDiplomat

Thanking again everyone who commented and guided me on the skipping problem, I feel a small update is necessary.

I picked up the pen from Montblanc today, it went to Dubai for nib “regulation”, the service also changed the feed. 
I got myself a bottle of that Elvis Presley dark blue ink and so far so good! I think the skipping has been eliminated.

Thanks for all contributions and tips once again!

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On 2/27/2021 at 10:42 AM, Tasmith said:

About 2-3 weeks between refills.  I have had Platinum Pigmented Blue in other pens that have sat for well over a month and started writing immediately.  Never had a problem with it drying out in any pen.

 

I have had problems with MB Permanent Blue drying out and clogging my 146.  I tried MB Permanent Black, but found it too wet and prone to feather. 

 

 

I find the MB PB a wonderful ink but it needs to be use quickly before it starts to dry in the pen.

 

My other favorite being Sailor Sei-Boku. It is perhaps a perfect ink (color, lubrication, permanent, etc.)

 

TheDiplomat: Glad you got it sorted out. Enjoy your pen!

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3 hours ago, TheDiplomat said:

I think the skipping has been eliminated.

Good to hear.  You can now enjoy your pen! :thumbup:

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