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I have a flex Waterman 52 1/2 that was just restored and I need to sell, anybody interested in flex pens? 

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I just bought my very first fountain pen today: a Lamy Safari, charcoal color, with a Fine nib and blue cartridge.

Cost about 32 dollars, including an extra black cartridge and a converter.

 

I was actually surprised it worked well with my Moleskine notebook. I've always known about the brand's bad rep among fountain pen users, but somehow the Fine nib left little to no discernible bleeding. Seems I'm gonna keep using Moleskine for a while longer haha

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@ adgaps

 

Congrats! Though my own Lamy Safari was not my first fountain pen purchase, my first Lamy was spec'd identical to your purchase (Charcoal; Fine nib; Blue ink).

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Thanks. The Safari looks really unassuming but classy in charcoal, that's why I chose that color. ;)

 

My minor gripe though is that it seems to skip often. At first I though maybe it's because I'm used to writing a bit fast, but it did skip even when I'm writing slowly. I did some research online, and it seems I either need a better flowing ink, or a new nib.

 

Any suggestions?

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You might try flushing the nib really well, then reloading ink.  Sometimes new feed/nibs have a bit of residual oils and gunk from the manufacturing process.  A good cleaning/flushing sometimes helps with ink flow.

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Thanks. The Safari looks really unassuming but classy in charcoal, that's why I chose that color. ;)

 

My minor gripe though is that it seems to skip often. At first I though maybe it's because I'm used to writing a bit fast, but it did skip even when I'm writing slowly. I did some research online, and it seems I either need a better flowing ink, or a new nib.

 

Any suggestions?

Interesting in that my own Lamy didn't skip on the Rhodia notepad and other paper. Rather, it flowed wet. I didn't particularly care much for the way it wrote. Not long after, bought twin Pilot Falcon Metal fountain pens and haven't touched the Lamy since. 

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You might try flushing the nib really well, then reloading ink.  Sometimes new feed/nibs have a bit of residual oils and gunk from the manufacturing process.  A good cleaning/flushing sometimes helps with ink flow.


Thanks. I'll do that when my current cartridge runs out of ink. I'm planning on switching to black ink anyway (currently using Lamy's default blue cartridge) so I'll have to flush the pen before putting in the new ink.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Interesting in that my own Lamy didn't skip on the Rhodia notepad and other paper. Rather, it flowed wet. I didn't particularly care much for the way it wrote. Not long after, bought twin Pilot Falcon Metal fountain pens and haven't touched the Lamy since. 

 

I've just done some testing to see what might be wrong, I'm now mostly convinced it's the paper that's causing the skipping. I'll see if I can try the pen with the more recommended FP-friendly papers like Rhodia. Thanks for the help! :)

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Yeah, paper can matter...hugely so. :D

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