Category Archives: Consult the Doctor

Consult the Doctor Episode 22

00:00 Why does my pen suddenly write more wetly?
03:55 Do inks get darker with age?
08:00 Are ebonite feeds more expensive to produce than plastic feeds? If they’re better, why do so many companies use plastic feeds?
12:10 Is it better to explore multiple pens or to buy one flagship pen?

Consult the Doctor Episode 21

With today:

00:00 Do all converters function equally well?
03:06 Is my Stipula Etruria nib corroded and why does it leak?
06:50 Is there anything consumers can do to improve the QC of fountain pen companies?
11:10 Why do some people like modern pens and others vintage, from a psychological perspective, and why is there such a divide?

Consult the Doctor Episode 20

With today:
00:25 Pelikan M1000 or Montblanc Meisterstueck 149?
03:39 Favourite fond beyond cursive?
05:00 As a new pen user, how do I figure out what nib type works for me?
10:33 Do you have a collecting plan for your fountain pens?

Consult the Doctor Episode 18

With today:

00:20 How do you fix a metal cap?
02:30 Can a non-marked nib be gold?
04:20 Why are there no solid rhodium nibs?
07:20 The generalizability of reviews.

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 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?