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.

Wet and Wise Charango Fountain Pen Review

These pens were kindly sent to me by Wet and Wise – thank you!

Length (capped): 150.0 mm/5.91”
Length (uncapped): 136.3 mm/5.37”
Length (posted):  174.3 mm/6.86”
Diameter (section): 11.0 – 12.1mm/.43 – .48”
Diameter (barrel): 11.5 – 14.6mm/.45 – .58”
Weight (all): 18.0 g
Weight (cap): 7.5 g
Weight (body): 10.5 g

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