Category Archives: Consult the Doctor

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?

Consult the Doctor Episode 11

With today:

00:35 What’s the purpose of the metal coil in some converters?
05:08 Special care and maintenance for permanent inks?
10:42 Do you dip the whole section or just the converter into the ink?
16:50 How do you clean and maintain ebonite? Should you wax it?