I quite like the faf of them, I use fountain pens at work pretty much exclusively and they're not much hassle to be fair.I PIFd a couple a few months back. They are your typical fountain pen, more faf than they are worth.
Same, just need the occasional refill. A bulb syringe makes short work of cleaning when it’s needed.I quite like the faf of them, I use fountain pens at work pretty much exclusively and they're not much hassle to be fair.
Now traditional wet shaving... that could be a right faf hehe
I second the Lamy Safari. I’ve had three and they all worked exceptionally well: no surprises just good ink flow when pen met paper. Another attractive feature is that the nibs can be swapped out without the assistance of a nib meister. Full value for the price.I disagree, Jinhao fountain pens are good for the price if you get a good one. Both of mine had terribly scratchy nibs out of the box and one of them writes so wet it’s not really usable.
A Lamy Safari might cost more but it’s worth it.
I found an answer to this, dip the nib in a small container of hot water. I think ink sometimes dries out under the nib. This removes it and flow is good again.IME, every refill was fight to get the ink to flow again. Likely user error...
Feck that, roller FTW.
(I did enjoy the writing experience with them when they did work)
My vintage 'golden age' Pelikans (early 1930s to early 1960s). From left: 100, 100n, Rappen, 120, 140, 300, 400, 400n, 400nn, P1 (Silvexa), P1 (Rolled Gold). Missing is the Ibis (successor to the Rappen school pen), which is lying hidden around the house at the moment . Trying to collect one of each of the base vintage models (not interested in exotic variations), a few more still to go....such as the 100 desk pen.
These pens were so well designed/made, all work perfectly after minimal cleaning/restoration. Modern Pelikan has followed this tradtion of sturdiness/serviceability.