Category Archives: Consult the Doctor

Consult the Doctor Episode 25

With today:
00:15 Air exchange in converters vs. other filling systems
03:05 Ink superiority
06:50 Different section materials and their effects
09:20 What do ink colours say about the user?

Consult the Doctor Episode 24

With today:
00:30 How to improve my handwriting without ruining my pen?
04:40 How to clean ink off your hands
07:20 Is there life after Tomoe River paper? (
13:13 Why Is the room you record in so empty?

Consult the Doctor Episode 23

With today:
00:10 Why have American pen companies lost popularity to companies from other countries
05:13 Are bigger nibs wetter?
07:40 Are demonstrators actually safe for inks, considering light exposure
10:34 Why are so many manufacturers switching from Bock to JoWo nibs?

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?