Consult the Doctor Episode 17

With today:

00:23 Is there a fix for expanding celluloid?
01:20 Is a Danitrio Genkai better than a Montblanc 149
02:50 Where can I reliably buy used Montblancs or used pens in general?
10:00 How have your tastes in pens, inks, and paper changed over the years?

Xezo Maestro White Mother of Pearl Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Xezo – thank you!

Length (capped): 145.6 mm/5.73”
Length (uncapped): 127.7 mm/5.03”
Length (posted): 175.2 mm/6.90”
Diameter (section): 9.8 – 10.7 mm/0.39 – .42”
Diameter (barrel): 12.6 mm/.50” (uniform)
Weight (all): 54.0 g
Weight (cap): 20.5 g
Weight (body): 34.0 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 16

With today:

00:28 What pens and inks do you recommend for left-handed people?
02:10 Are there differences between cartridges and converters in the duration of ink viability?
04:30 What are some nib or pen styles that surprised you for better or for worse?
08:00 Is it better to own one nib type or a range of nib types?

Consult the Doctor Episode 15

With today:

00:15 Is my feed ebonite and how do I work on it?
03:50 Is the nib on the Faber-Castell Essentio the same as on the Faber-Castell Loom?
04:20 What happened to the samurai swords?
06:50 Why don’t ink manufacturers design better bottles?

Platinum Prefounte Fountain Pen Review

The pen was kindly sent to me by Ron of Pen Chalet – thank you!

Length (capped): 137.7 mm/5.42”
Length (uncapped): 122.2 mm/4.81”
Length (posted): 150.6/5.93”
Diameter (section): 10.1 – 10.8 mm/0.40” – 0.43”
Diameter (barrel): 10.2 – 12.2 mm/0.40” – 0.48”
Weight (all): 11.0 g
Weight (cap): 6.5 g
Weight (body): 4.5 g

Consult the Doctor Episode 14

With today:

00:20 Do dry inks work better with cheaper paper?
02:30 Will using a dry ink on cheaper paper wear out nib tipping faster?
07:10 Best paper/ink combination for long-lasting notes?
10:45 Is it okay to have different kinds of handwriting for different kinds of pens?

Platinum Curidas Urban Green Retractable Nib Fountain Pen Review

Thank you to Appelboom for lending me this Platinum Curidas
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Nib retracted: 153.0 mm/6.02″
Nib extended: 139.0 mm/5.47″
Barrel max. diameter:
13.0 mm/0.51″
Weight: 25.5 g